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

When it comes to buying a car, there are a few things you want to look for, including the drivetrain configuration. This part of your vehicle is responsible for powering up your wheels. Depending on the drivetrain, you may have more fuel efficiency or horsepower. Front-wheel drive is designed to send power from your engine to your front wheels, causing your car to pull forward. This saves on gas costs, but you do not get the kind of acceleration you need for fast pick up or passing quickly on the highway.

Most compact cars have front-wheel drive for this reason, however. If you want more power, then rear-wheel drive offers quick acceleration and more towing capacity. In this configuration, the transmission sends power through the driveshaft to your rear differential, which also means you get better handling in difficult road conditions.

Whether you want front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, we have all of the options for fuel efficiency and performance. You can stop by Jaguar Richmond today to get a fun test drive in Midlothian and enjoy the beauty of driving.


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