Front Wheel Drive vs Rear Wheel Drive Technology Explained

Rear-wheel drive technology was the first and only type of vehicle available for many years. Rear-wheel drive pushes the car from the power of the rear wheels, leaving the front wheels to control the steering. With front-wheel drive, both the power and steering are the job of the front wheels.

Front-wheel drive vehicles have risen in popularity because they are cheaper to manufacture and handle better for the average driver in slippery road conditions. With the power and steering in the front,there's no need for a large drive-shaft. This makes it easier to design a smaller, more economical vehicle.

Rear-wheel drive is used in vehicles that want as much power as possible, such as SUVs, luxury sedans, and race cars. Front-wheel drive is more common in commuter cars, as the gas mileage is much better.

Check out our new Kia showroom today at Smithtown Kia to learn more about front-wheel vs. rear-wheel drive options.

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