The majority of cars on the road are rear wheel drive vehicles. This means that the car is powered by the rear axle spinning and the front tires are used for steering. This normally works fine. But, in some instances your front wheels turning will destabilize your tires for a moment, although traction is regained quickly.
These are the reasons some people prefer front wheel powered vehicles. If the front axle is powering the vehicle the rear wheels are being pulled. Since it is the front wheels that are turning and pulling the rear tires, steering traction won’t be lost and one will feel more in control during turns. Although, some car enthusiasts don’t like the feel of steering, in a front wheel drive vehicle.
The solutions to these dilemmas are all wheel powered cars. Both axles power the vehicle. These cars are usually heavier and have a little less fuel economy. But they provide the best traction and performance. The weight is evenly distributed and the tires maintain a firm grip on the road even during turns.
If one will be driving on snow or ice, driving AWD cars can make all the difference in performance, handling, and safety. If you want maximum safety benefits add an antilock brake system, anti roll technology, traction control, and electronic stability control.
If a vehicle has all of these safety enhancements, power and throttle will be shifted to where it is needed for maximum performance. If one is really interested in safety and overcoming hazardous driving conditions the new AWD cars are the best solution.