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What Is FWD, RWD, and AWD?

What Is FWD, RWD, and AWD?

Have you ever wondered what FWD, RWD, or AWD means in the description and specs of a vehicle? It could be found in the description of a used car or a dealership spec list. Whatever the case may be, we will give you an answer for all three below. FWD - Front Wheel Drive The most commonly seen out of the three is FWD, meaning front-wheel drive. Now you might ask, " What is front-wheel drive" and we will explain. This means that the engine and transmission provide power to the two front wheels. Usually, this is done to make the car safer and easier to drive. Turning the steering wheel feels more responsive and instant, making it perfect for everyday driving.  RWD - Rear Wheel Drive On the opposite side, RWD means rear-wheel drive. The engine and transmission power the drive shaft, which connects to the differential and wheels. This way, the car is more stable in corners and does not lose traction. RWD is most common in sports cars, but it's rare. It also makes the c ... read more

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