Definitions for "Front-Wheel Drive"
Keywords:  traction, rear, wheel, passenger, axle
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.