What's the Difference Between Front- and Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicles?

Most vehicles either have the front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, while some also have the option of having all-wheel drive. To know which type to buy, you need to understand your own driving habits and how you will use the vehicle you buy and drive in Hickory.

Rear-wheel drive vehicles have a more solid design, which allows them to take more abuse on bumpy roads and in unusual circumstances. They also provide better balance and handling, except in the snow where it's easy to get stuck. A front-wheel drive vehicle is easier to handle when in snowy conditions. The design of front-wheel-drive cars is lighter and has fewer parts, thus cutting down on weight and improving gas mileage. However, they don't take hard use as easily.

For more information on the differences between front- and rear-wheel drive vehicles, stop by Hendrick Honda Hickory where our staff will provide further explanation.



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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.