What Are the Pros and Cons of Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive?

Most cars come with either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. If you're in the market for a new car, knowing the pros and cons of both will help you make an informed decision.

Rear-wheel drive vehicles have better handling and are more rugged than most FWD cars. The RWD puts more weight to the back, balancing out the engine weight in the front. The simpler design of the RWD allows it to take obstacles easier than FWD. A RWD car, however, doesn't do well in snow and ice.

Front-wheel drive cars are more economical than their RWD counterparts. They are cheaper and easier to design and build. They have better gas mileage. FWD vehicles do much better in snow and ice. FWD cars, however, don't handle as well because they are front-end heavy. Test driving both setups here at DCH Kia of Temecula in Temecula, CA is the best way to decide which will work best for you.

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