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The Pros and Cons of Front Wheel Drive vs. Rear Wheel Drive

Front wheel drive vs. rear wheel drive is one of the most combative automotive debates among the car lovers. As from the name you can guess that front wheel drive transmission endow the power to the front wheels. Similarly, the rear wheel transmission bestows the power to the rear wheels.

According to the Mantrans professionals, both the automobile technologies grew up on their own path and have distinct advantages. Hence, it is difficult to answer which of the transmission is better. In this article, one can find some of the pros and cons of the front wheel and rear wheel drive transmission.

Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)

The rear wheel drive transmission has been used in the automobiles throughout the 20th century. In fact, this type of transmission is as old as the vehicles themselves. The rear wheel vehicle can handle more horsepower than the front wheel drive.

But the RWD transmission loss the popularity due to high manufacturing cost says Mantrans rebuilt manual transmission technicians. Also, the reason behind people less preferring this transmission is that front wheel drive is safer than it. Following are some of the pros and cons of RWD:

Pros of RWD:

  • The rear wheel drive transmission endows the better handling of the car in the dry conditions.
  • Also, this type of transmission is simple and craggy than the front wheel drive.
  • The cars with RWD transmission provides the better weight distribution as well as balance.
  • Additionally, the RWD vehicles are better at towing as the force pulling the load is closer to the load.

Cons of RWD:

  • These cars have the higher cost because the RWD transmission assembly is more complex than front wheel drive. Technicians at rebuilt transmission site Mantrans are experts in the rebuilt transmission of RWD vehicles.
  • Interior space is also less in the rear wheel drive cars. This is because the transmission tunnel is set in the rear which covers a lot of rear leg area.
  • Actually, the rear wheel pushes the RWD vehicles and hence are tough to handle on low grip surfaces like an icy road.

Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

Nowadays, most vehicles use the front wheel drive transmission. The common reasons behind the use of this type of transmission are safety and economy as well. Moreover, front wheels pull the car and hence there are fewer chances of wheel spin. Here, are the advantages and disadvantages of the FWD transmission automobiles.

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Pros of FWD:

  • The front wheel drive cars are cheaper than the rear wheel transmission.
  • Also, FWD is less heavy transmission and increases the fuel economy according to the Mantrans LLC rebuilt transmission technicians.
  • One of the main advantages of this transmission is that FWD vehicles are easier to drive for the new drivers.
  • This transmission performs better in the poor weather conditions.

Cons of FWD

  • However, the FWD cars are cheaper to manufacture but they have a high maintenance cost.
  • It is difficult to handle the torque steer in the high power-driven FWD cars.
  • The whole power of the car is spread to the front wheels. Due to less friction between ground and tires, the FWD result in poor handling of vehicles.

Wrapping Up

Both the automobile technology has their pros and cons. Hence, it is difficult to predict which transmission is better. The technicians at Mantrans can handle the manual rebuilt transmission of both the vehicle with an ease. Individuals can study the advantages and disadvantages of each transmission and select anyone according to their needs.

Mantrans LLC

Mantrans LLC specialize in rebuilt Front Wheel & All Wheel Drive transaxle (FWD & AWD), Rear Wheel Drive transmission (2WD) and Four Wheel Drive transmission and transfer cases, for Domestic, Japanese and some European.They offer a broad range of rebuilt transmissions from three (3) thru Seven (7) speeds, covering light cars and trucks, up to five (5) tons.