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

If a car has front-wheel drive (FWD), this means that power is sent only to the two front wheels of your vehicle. This is the most common type of drivetrain because it’s efficient and cheaper to design. FWD is typical for sedans and compact cars that do not require a ton of power. Otherwise, you may see them feature all-wheel drive (AWD).

Rear-wheel drive sends power to the back wheels or the rear differential. This setup is a bit more complicated to design because it must deliver tons of power to the wheels for quick acceleration and towing capacity. This is why you see muscle cars like the Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger with RWD configurations. However, AWD has become more popular as drivers want to use custom configurations to change up how their car receives power on the fly with different driving modes.

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