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

One of the essential features to check before buying a car is the performance options. It’s not just about the engine. You want to check the drivetrain setup as well. With a front-wheel drive (FWD) configuration, your vehicle is set up to transfer power from the engine through the transmission to the front wheels. These types of cars have better fuel efficiency and lower costs overall. However, it pulls the car forward, which can place more strain on the transmission over time.

With a rear-wheel drive (RWD) configuration, the power is sent to the back wheels, which pushes the car forward. This is why so many muscle cars and sports vehicles have RWD. It allows them to go faster from the start. You can typically go from 0 to 60 mph much faster in an RWD. It also works best for handling difficult road conditions and passing cars on the highway.

You can see all the new cars and test drive different performance packages when you head to Frankfort, Lansing, or Bourbonnais and stop by Phillips Chevrolet for the best customer experience. We offer all kinds of financing and leasing options to help our customers get into the cars of their dreams.

 

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