Considering which one to go with is totally dependent on the driver. Preferences are to be taken into consideration when choosing FWD vs AWD. Here we discuss the difference between the two.

Front Wheel Drive

FWD, Front Wheel Drive, has benefits and why companies uses it. Compared to AWD, all wheel drive, it’s a much simpler system, so it’s easier and less expensive to maintain. With it being a simpler system it’s also lighter, which translates to better fuel economy. Factoring all of these means that overtime you’ll be paying less to maintain the vehicle.

If safety is a issue front wheel drive comes on top as well. In a front wheel drive if a tire lose traction there’s only one other tire with power going to it to find some grip. That may seem bad, however front-wheel drive does have better traction when it comes to climbing hills. Think about it. The engine is in the front where the wheels are, so it’s perfectly capable.

All Wheel Drive

In comparison to front wheel drive, all wheel drive gets power to all the tires. Because of this, all wheel drive vehicles has the advantage when it comes to snowy terrain as all the tires cooperate with one another to refrain from slipping.

All wheel drive is heavy, which means the fuel economy is likely to be worse. Aside from front wheel, AWD uses a more complicated system that lets all the tires compensate for one another. This can be more expensive to maintain and repair it. So, with this option you’ll pay more while you own the car. However, maintaining a vehicle with AWD in good condition makes a happier person as they’ll enjoy the rides.