What's the Difference Between FWD, RWD, 4WD, and AWD? Sarat Ford is Here to Answer!

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If you're trying to decide on a new car, truck, or SUV, you might be wondering which drive system is right for your needs. There are several different types, and we're here to break it down for you.

Front and Rear-Wheel Drive

These types are the most common found on most cars, trucks, and SUVs. As you might expect, front-wheel drive powers the front wheels, while rear-wheel drive powers the rear wheels. Front-wheel drive vehicles are typically more efficient when it comes to fuel economy, so sedans and SUVs often feature front-wheel drive. Rear-wheel drive is found mostly on trucks and performance-oriented vehicles, that need more power and oomph.

All and Four-Wheel Drive

Many Ford vehicles come available with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive systems. You might think they are the same thing, but there are some slight differences between the two. Four-wheel drive is a common feature on many trucks, allowing you to switch from two-wheel drive to four for better performance. Four-wheel drive sends equal power to the front two wheels and the rear two wheels, where all-wheel drive sends power to the tires individually. This is why you shouldn't run your vehicle in four-wheel drive during every day conditions as it can wear out the system.

If you're still not sure which is right for you and your needs, our team of Ford experts are here to help! We can find you the perfect car, truck, or SUV to meet your budget and lifestyle needs, without the hassle.

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