What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

Most front-wheel drive vehicles today get the best gas mileage. That’s because the transmission sends power from the engine to the front wheels, allowing them to pull the car forward. While this does not create the fastest acceleration, you may be looking for fuel efficiency and longevity when you pick a car with front-wheel drive. Most compact cars and small sedans feature the FWD drivetrain for this reason.

However, rear-wheel drive has some significant advantages. For example, most sports cars have a RWD because it’s faster and more powerful. This is due to the transmission transferring power to the rear differential, causing the car to push forward. Larger SUVs, muscle cars, and pickup trucks typically have RWD. However, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive is also popular.

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