FWD: All You Should Know About Front-Wheel Drive
Front-wheel drive (FWD) is a drivetrain configuration where the engine’s power is sent to the front wheels of a vehicle. This setup is commonly used in modern passenger cars for its fuel economy, compact design and simplified powertrain.
In FWD cars, the transmission and differential are located in the engine bay together which create less power loss and more of the engine power is transferred into the vehicle’s acceleration.
Additionally, FWD cars have better traction than rear-wheel or all-wheel drive cars on slippery roads because the weight of the engine is over the driven wheels, enhancing better control during driving.