RWD or FWD? That is the Question

Looking for a new vehicle for 2018 but are confused as to whether it is better to have a Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive vehicle? To help with your confusion and allow for a more informed decision, below is some information that may help:

  • Rear-Wheel Drive - In a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicle, the engine is sending power to the rear axle. This configuration provides better weight distribution and gives the vehicle more precise handling. Rear-Wheel Drive vehicles accelerate faster and provide more grip to the tires. These vehicles also can handle larger engines and are more durable, making RWD a popular choice among luxury, sport, and law-enforcement vehicles.
  • Front-Wheel Drive - In a Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) vehicle, the engine is sending power to the front axle; this configuration tends to handle better in adverse weather conditions because most of the car's weight is over the drive wheels. Front-Wheel Drive vehicles are built with the engine and transmission as one unit and weigh less, providing better fuel efficiency. They are often less expensive to build and less expensive to buy.

At Schrier Automotive, we understand that purchasing a new vehicle is a big responsibility and we want to help you make the best decision for your needs. Come visit our Omaha, NE dealership and let one of our experts help you make an informed decision.

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