Drivetrain Info from FIAT of Winter Haven

When you come to FIAT of Winter Haven near Auburndale, FL, we want you to feel confident that you’ll find not just what you need, but what you want. Something to consider is which drivetrain best suits your personal needs, here’s a brief description of each.

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
FWD is when the motion of the vehicle is generated by the front wheels pulling the car forward at the same time they guide it in whichever direction. Because a lot of automobiles are front-loaded, the weight being concentrated over the mechanism creating motion leads to better traction. On top of that, the lack of wasted energy leads to better fuel economy. The 2017 FIAT 500 is a great example of a dependable FWD car.

Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
RWD is the opposite of FWD. Where FWD pulls, RWD pushes. Where FWD consolidates maneuvering and acceleration, RWD separates them. At the same time, since the weight distribution that gives FWD is not present in RWD the traction can suffer on slick or wet roads. The conservation of fuel also takes a bit of a hit. However, RWD vehicles are considered by many to be extremely enjoyable rides.

All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
AWD can be something of a misnomer, while all the wheels can be engaged, it is only two at a time. This versatility makes for great traction control on adverse roads as well as rough terrain. This comes at the expense of acceleration rates and fuel economy, but if you plan to do any offroading, AWD can be invaluable.

Four-Wheel Drive (4WD or 4×4)
4WD, on the other hand, is actually a mode that when engaged will make all four wheels of the car work to propel the vehicle in concert. When disengaged, the vehicle most often returns to a RWD state.

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