Who invented front wheel drive?

Answer According to, J. Walter Christie (1865-1944) is credited for inventing the first front-wheel-drive automobile. The car competed in the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race in Long Island, New ... 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 is the difference between front-wheel drive& rear-wheel drive?

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 »

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 »

Are two-wheel drive Nissan trucks front wheel drive?

Both the smaller Nissan Frontier and larger Nissan Titan are rear wheel drive trucks when offered in two-wheel-drive configurations. Both of these trucks are also offered with a four-wheel-drive op... Read More »