How Rear-wheel Drive and Front-Wheel Drive Differ

A transmission system is either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Both are vital to propel a vehicle forward, but they do so in a different manner. If you want to gain a better understanding how rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive differ, we have provided you with some key differences below.

The primary difference between rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive is how and where the power is distributed to the wheels. Front-wheel drive uses the front wheels to pull a vehicle forward, and rear-wheel drive uses the rear wheels to push a vehicle forward. A rear-wheel drive transmission system will transfer power from the engine to the rear tires through the drive shaft. Many sport utility vehicles have rear-wheel drive because it provides better traction on off-road terrain. However, front-wheel drive handles better on wet and icy roads.

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