Which Drivetrain is Right For You?

April 12th, 2017 by


At Larry Roesch Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM in Elmhurst, IL, we stand out among Dodge dealers in Illinois by helping our customers find the right vehicle for their life. We focus on their specific needs, rather than just making a sale. Much of the time this includes sharing information, so our customers can make informed buying decisions.

One of the topics people ask us about the most is the difference among FWD, AWD, and 4WD drivetrains and how to determine which one is right for them. Each one has it’s own unique qualities you should know before you buy.

Front-wheel drive vehicles are lighter in weight, giving them better traction, braking, and fuel efficiency. Easier to control, a FWD car is a good choice for a new driver or anyone that has a long daily commute. Since they get superior traction, they’re a great choice for someone living in an area that gets a lot of rain or snow.

Increasingly gaining popularity, all-wheel drive vehicles have power going to all four wheels, which gives them great traction and performance in varying road conditions. A disadvantage is increased vehicle weight, which leads to decreased fuel efficiency. You can find AWD in cars like the 2017 Chrysler 300.

A four-wheel drive vehicle is one that is capable of getting power to all four wheels at the same time. For those that drive on rough terrain, like gravel and dirt roads, a 4WD vehicle is a great choice. Since it has to be turned on by the driver, you can leave it off until it’s needed, which will increase your fuel economy.

Still have questions? Stop by Larry Roesch Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM today and let us help you find the right ride for your life!

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