What is the difference between front-wheel drive& rear-wheel drive?

Answer Historically, most cars were rear-wheel drive. Then in the 1970s, in an effort to save weight and fuel, manufacturers began switching to front-wheel drive. A side benefit was added traction in wet ... Read More »

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Is the 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive?

The 2003 Toyota Matrix XRS is a front-wheel drive vehicle. This means it has a transversely-mounted engine and the front wheels "pull" the vehicle, rather than the rear wheels "pushing" it. In the ... Read More »

What's the difference between All-Wheel drive and 4-Wheel drive?

Despite what some people may say they are not the same thing.With out getting into the engineering I will try to keep it simple,4-wheel drive or Part time 4x4 as some call it, is good for off road ... Read More »

What is the difference between 4x4, 4 wheel drive and AWD, all wheel drive?

Well, that's not quite the whole story.When talking about a 4x4, one generally is talking about a vehicle that normally runs in 2 wheel drive (though not a requirement in modern systems), except wh... Read More »

Front Wheel Drive vs. Rear Wheel Drive Advantages?

Manufacturers, mechanics, car enthusiasts, and consumers, have long debated the rear-wheel drive versus front-wheel drive issue. Determining which vehicles tend to handle better, and which are safe... Read More »