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

It’s time to buy a new car, but you want to get something that matches your driving needs and personality. Perhaps you drive everyday to work on a busy highway, but you really want to feel your vehicle accelerate quickly and easily pass slow-pokes on the road. Do you need a rear-wheel drive to achieve this kind of power? There is a big difference in power distribution between front-wheel drivetrains and rear-wheel drivetrains. However, you may be able to squeeze fuel efficiency and decent acceleration in one package with a front-wheel drive option.

The difference between these two comes down to how the car accelerates and moves. In a front-wheel drive vehicle, the car is pulled forward by the front wheels, which means that you’ll get better gas mileage but not as much as acceleration at the start. With a turbocharged engine, you could still manage decent horsepower and building acceleration, however.

If you want outright power, then a rear-wheel drive is the best option, as these cars are designed to push the car forward. This provides instant acceleration and better handling on the road. Want to see what we mean in person? You can test drive the latest cars and get the most performance for your budget when you stop by Fred Beans Hyundai of Langhorne.


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