A drive system in which the transmission is connected by driving axles to the front wheels instead of the rear wheels.
A drive system where the engine and trans axle components apply the driving force to the front wheels rather than the rear wheels. Benefits of Front-Wheel drive include: Maximized passenger space. Enhanced cargo area. excellent drive traction; particularly on wet or slippery surfaces, since the drive is through the front wheels, which carry a heavier load.
A drivetrain configuration in which the front wheels are driven by the engine. This is the most common configuration in passenger cars and minivans today because it offers better traction and more interior room than rear-wheel drive.
Front wheels pull the car along, the rear wheels just go along for the ride. Helps the rear seat and boot space problem in smaller cars, and cars with front-wheel drive have better traction in rain and snow than their rear-driven counterparts. Differences in handling are often in the eye of the beholder (see Understeer and Oversteer). Front-wheel drive is cheaper and more efficient to manufacture because the major mechanicals are packaged at front of car. Four-wheel drive has increasingly become the norm (see Rear-wheel drive).
Drive system that provides power to the front wheels of the vehicle. Front-wheel drive systems incorporate a differential into a transmission, creating what is called a transaxle. A transaxle can be automatic or manual shift.
System in which engine power is transmitted to the road via the front wheels.
A TRANSMISSION system In which the ENGINE power is delivered to the front wheels of A vehicle.
A vehicle whose front wheels provide the power has front-wheel drive. This eliminates the long driveshaft and the center floor hump found on cars with rear-wheel drive. Front wheel drives usually provide better fuel efficiency over rear wheel drives.
A vehicle that is propelled by its front wheels rather than being pushed by its rear wheels.
Front-wheel drive is the most common form of engine/transmission layout used in modern passenger cars, where the engine drives the front wheels. Most front-wheel drive vehicles today feature transverse engine mounting, where as in past decades engines were mostly positioned longitudinally instead. Rear-wheel drive was the traditional standard and is still widely used in luxury cars and most sport cars.