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Front-Wheel-Drive vs. All-Wheel-Drive Drivetrains

Front Wheel Drive vs All Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel-Drive vs. All-Wheel-Drive Drivetrains

As you explore our pre-owned inventory at Lincoln Township Motors, you will find many models with front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive drivetrains. If you are unsure which drivetrain is best for your needs, let our experts guide you through our models and experience both drivetrains' capabilities through test drives.

Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) Explained

Front-wheel-drive drivetrains are commonly found on many makes and models as the standard offering. It only drives the front wheels while the rear has no driving input, giving the vehicle different handling characteristics than other vehicles with rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrains.

All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Explained

The all-wheel-drive drivetrain differs from other drivetrains as it utilizes all four wheels to drive the vehicle, giving it better traction and handling in various road situations. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, it could have one of many all-wheel-drive systems. Most common all-wheel-drive systems have varying power input per driving wheel, allowing power to transfer to the wheels with the most traction.

Reasons To Choose FWD or AWD

There are benefits to both drivetrains, and choosing one over the other will depend on your specific driving habits and environments. Front-wheel-drive drivetrains provide better fuel economy, they are easy to handle in winter, and the engine's weight puts traction right at the driving wheels. On the other hand, an all-wheel-drive drivetrain provides power to all four wheels, giving better acceleration from a stop in snow or rain. Reasons to pick all-wheel-drive over front-wheel-drive include enhanced traction, better off-road performance, and higher resale value.

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If you have any questions about drivetrains or to book a service appointment with our Service Centre to have your vehicle checked, make sure to contact us. Our experts will gladly answer any questions you might have, and our technicians will take good care of you and your vehicle.

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