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Is FWD good in the snow?

The Saab 9-3 is an example of a FWD car. It proves that FWD cars are good in the snow.

You’ve probably seen rear-wheel drive (RWD) cars like the Ford Mustang or Chrysler 300 tolls on a snowy highway. Loss of traction is no joke, and RWD can cause a spin in challenging conditions. But before you search exclusively for four-wheel drive (AWD) cars, what about the front-wheel drive (FWD) options for your winter driver? Is FWD good in the snow or tricky road conditions?

What is FWD?

Front-wheel drive, or FWD, does exactly as described. Instead of a driveshaft sending power to the rear wheels from a front engine, FWD cars drive their front wheels to “pull” the car instead of pushing it with rear-wheel drive. In addition, most fuel-efficient cars on the road today use FWD to move. Better yet, front-wheel drive cars don’t use components to drive the rear wheels, which: American news suggests there is more room for passengers and cargo in modern FWD vehicles.