Front-Wheel Vs. Rear-Wheel Drive: Wet-Weather Ready or Sports Car Handling

You've probably heard that front-wheel and rear-wheel drive aren't the same. You've maybe even been told that one is better than the other. This simply isn't true. Both have their pros and cons, and we're here to tell you what they are.

One of the major benefits of rear-wheel drive is that it handles better in a lot of driving conditions; it's put in a lot of sports cars, if that give you an idea. It's also less likely to have maintenance issues, which is why rear-wheel is often put in police cars. The benefits to front-wheel drive are the areas that rear-wheel is lacking. Front-wheel tends to be better at handling in rain and snow. It also is better at fuel-efficiency since front-wheel is lighter. The cons are that front-wheel drive doesn't handle like a sports car in most conditions, and it's more likely to have maintenance issues than rear-wheel.

If you want to experience the difference in handling a front-wheel vs. a rear-wheel drive vehicle, come check out our new inventory here at Audi Chandler in Chandler, AZ, and we'll be happy to let you take a test drive in one of each.

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