FWD or RWD: Which One Do You Want on Your Car?

Walk on to a car lot and you will find vehicles with front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. Which one do you want on your new car?

Front-wheel drive cars are usually lower in cost and lighter in weight when compared to those with rear-wheel drive. That's because the design is simpler. Plus, they perform well in low-traction conditions, like driving in rain or snow. The downside to FWD is these cars tend to be heavier towards the front, making handling more difficult. They also can sustain more damage in day-to-day driving conditions.

Rear-wheel-drive cars usually handle much better than their FWD counterparts, because the car's weight is more evenly balanced front to back. RWD vehicles can go over curbs without sustaining damage, unlike many FWD cars. Unfortunately, vehicles with RWD don't perform well in rainy or icy conditions. Test drive both types of vehicles here at Kyners Auto Sales in Chambersburg, PA.

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