Should I Choose Front-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive?

By Admin | Posted in Comparisons, Service on Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 8:00 am
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Comparing Front-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive

Sometimes people are surprised by all the decisions they have to make when picking out a new Ford car, truck or SUV. Sure, they’re ready to decide which color they want their new Ford to be, or whether they want a more powerful model as opposed to a more fuel efficient one. But there are other decisions people sometimes aren’t ready to make. One of those decisions is whether they want front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. With that in mind, we decided to compare front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive so that you know exactly what you want the next time you step on our Akins Ford lot near Atlanta, GA.

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Why You Should Choose Front-Wheel Drive

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Seeing as it’s the more technically-advanced system, some people will insist that you need all-wheel drive no matter what. But those people are forgetting that front-wheel drive has advantages that might make it the right choice for you and your new car. For starters, front-wheel drive is easier and cheaper to maintain, along with being cheaper to buy. Front-wheel drive also usually leads to better fuel efficiency, as it is lighter than all-wheel drive. Along with being lighter, it’s also smaller with no need for a hump in the rear of the vehicle for the transmission tunnel. That usually means you’re going to have more interior space than a model with all-wheel drive. And for those worried about traction, front-wheel drive can easily handle dry conditions, rainy conditions and light snow.

Why You Should Choose All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive also features advantages that could make it the right choice for you. All-wheel drive means all your wheels are receiving power, which itself means better traction for off-road conditions and snowy and slippery roads. If your roads are often treacherous, or if you prefer to head out on adventures where there are no roads, all-wheel drive is what you’re going to want to choose.

If you’d like help finding out which is the best fit for you and your needs, or if you want to know more about the new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs in our Akins Ford inventory near Atlanta, GA, feel free to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our Ford Model Research Page also has a ton of information you’re sure to find helpful.