Front-Wheel Drive VS. All-Wheel Drive

July 30th, 2023 by

When purchasing a car, aside from choosing features that you desire on a pre-owned vehicle like design, comfort and convenience attributes, particular safety components, technological abilities, and color, you must also determine whether to get one with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). Yonkers Automall provides information to help you make an informed decision regarding which type of drivetrain to buy.


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FWD Drivetrain

Front-wheel drive cars get their power from the front wheels, while the back wheels solely rotate and provide traction on the road. In contrast, rear-wheel drive (RWD) cars are powered by the back wheels. FWD cars are more steady and easier to operate than RWD cars, causing them to be highly sought-after in the automotive market. 

Consider how many miles you will be commuting regularly for any combination of driving to work, transporting the kids to school, and running routine errands. As far as making visits to the gas pump, FWD vehicles are the better choice in terms of fuel economy since only the front wheels are used to power the car. This means that less power is needed, and you will happily save money on filling up the tank. 

AWD Drivetrain

All-wheel drive is a system that sends power to all four wheels of a vehicle. This drivetrain can help increase traction to maneuver with extra confidence when encountering challenging conditions. Although AWD systems differ in intricacy, no matter the system utilized, the all-wheel drive produces a safer and more solid driving experience.

AWD vehicles are quite effective in navigating slippery roadways because all of the wheels are working simultaneously to power them. This ability furnishes increased traction and helps to stabilize the automobile and prevent slipping and sliding uncontrollably. It is preferable to buy a car that has AWD if you reside in or travel to regions that typically get hit with heavy snow or frequent rainstorms. If you live in a warmer, drier climate and don’t need the extra traction to battle Mother Nature, an FWD car might be a good option. It all comes down to which drivetrain is best suited for your lifestyle and personal taste.

Yonkers Automall is a trusted dealership that is renowned for carrying a spectacular array of exceptional pre-owned FWD and AWD automobiles attached to affordable price tags. Please visit us and learn how we can help you pinpoint the car that checks off your ‘must-have’ boxes. Our experienced sales team is personable, accommodating, and will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Yonkers Automall is located at 1716 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY, and we may be contacted by calling (855) 700-9198.

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