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A Closer Look at Front-Wheel Drive Vs Rear-Wheel Drive

The drivetrain of a passenger vehicle is available as front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Each mechanical installation has its own benefits and some disadvantages, so let's take a closer look at them.

A front-wheel drive is very common in compact cars, sedans and hatchbacks. This component is relatively economical and easy to maintain in the long term. However, a FWD system is somewhat fragile and vulnerable to major damage during a front-end collision. A rear-wheel drive comes with a robust axle that could withstand some rough treatment. If you get into a forward crash, a RWD system will not suffer extensive damage from the impact. Sports cars and some pickup trucks typically have this type of drivetrain configuration.

Do you have more questions about drivetrain technology in vehicles? Then visit Parks Lincoln of Tampa today. Based in Tampa, FL, we gladly offer comprehensive information about mechanical topics relating to automobiles.



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