Understanding Front Wheel Drive versus Rear Wheel Drive

One of our top priorities here at Riverhead Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is to help you make an informed decision about any vehicle you might be interested in buying. This would include questions such as this common one: "What is the difference between front wheel drive and rear wheel drive?" Read on to find out!

Front Wheel Drive

The advantages of front wheel drive include economy. Cars with front-wheel drive (FWD) usually are able to be built much cheaper than normal, resulting in savings to you the buyer. FWD vehicles also often get better gas mileage and can offer better traction in rain and snow.

Rear Wheel Drive

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) has a different set of advantages altogether. Namely, they are able to take more abuse without needing repair. Moreover, an RWD vehicle usually offers much better handling as well.


If you have any other question about these drive types, don't hesitate to contact Riverhead Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We are here to assist with any inquiries you might have!

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