For a wide variety of new cars in Rome, GA, you know that University Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Rome has you covered. Whether it’s your very first car or you’ve owned a few, we are prepared to help when it comes to sharing all kinds of information, too. Today, we’d like to take the time to discuss a relatively simple, but very important mechanical aspect when it comes to choosing your next new vehicle: drivetrain options.

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

If you are looking for the best gas mileage and a smaller body style for everyday commutes, front-wheel drive may be your best choice. Most sedans, coupes, hatchbacks, and small SUVs utilize this powertrain that gives a vehicle a smooth ride.

Four-Wheel Drive (4×4 or 4WD)

For tons of traction and power in all four wheels, four-wheel drive vehicles are great for slippery conditions or hauling heavy loads. Often times with the option of part time four-wheel drive and part time two-wheel drive, trucks and SUVs with this powertrain like the Jeep Wrangler are ideal for off-road fun.

Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)

Like front-wheel drive, but using the back two wheels rather than the front two, this drivetrain is commonly found in trucks and SUVs. Rear-wheel drive often goes hand in hand with four-wheel drive in vehicles that give the option of a manual control of both.

All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Similar to four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive utilizes more than just two wheels. However, this drive train usually involves electronic sensors that dictate which wheels receive what amount of power at a given time, so there’s no manual all wheel drive control. Some sedans, hatchbacks, and small SUVs include this drivetrain.

To experience which option is right for you, stop by University Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Rome and take a few of our new or used cars for a test drive! We are conveniently located just a short drive from Calhoun, GA and Catersville, GA. We look forward to seeing you soon!