Front Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive: What's the Difference?

At Giles Automotive, we believe that it's important to be as informed as possible when it comes time to purchase a new car. When it comes to front wheel drive and rear wheel drive, what is best for you depends on some different factors, mostly the road and weather conditions where you normally drive, and your preferred method of driving.

The main difference between the two is control. Rear wheel driving offers better balance, while front wheel driving generally offers more gas mileage because of the car's lesser weight. Front wheel drive cars offer better handling in rain and snow, however, because the front tires pull. On the other hand, rear wheel drives are more dependable--running over a curb or hitting a pothole is much less likely to be an issue.

To see which front wheel and rear wheel drives we have available, please visit us in Lafayette to see which car is right for you.