Drivetrains: A Breakdown from Your Friends at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM & Fiat

March 9th, 2020 by

One of the defining characteristics of any vehicle is the drivetrain. There are several different options out there, and most are on display in our inventory here at Shaver Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM & FIAT! So today, we’re going to name the most popular examples, and which vehicles you can find them installed on.

Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drivetrains

To start, the most basic drivetrains are rear-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive. This is where the power generated by the engine of a vehicle is only delivered to a pair of wheels, either the front or the back. It’s a simple and economical way of getting the vehicle moving, but it’s also the hardest to control under harsh weather or abnormal road conditions. It’s found in vehicles made for city or controlled road environments like the 2020 Dodge Charger and the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica.

All-Wheel-Drive and Four-Wheel-Drive Drivetrains

The more advanced drivetrains are known as all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. All-wheel-drive systems are by far the most prevalent, and can be found in SUVs of all sizes, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica. These drivetrains deliver power to all four tires, to ensure that traction loss does not occur on your tires like it can in two-wheel-drive systems.

Four-wheel-drive is essentially the most robust and powerful of the drivetrains – it allows for high-quality traction control in either a full- or part-time functionality. It’s generally preferred for off-roaders or those who frequent rugged terrains with their vehicles. You can find the most powerful 4×4 systems on vehicles designed for the off-road, like the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, the 2020 RAM 1500, and the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

And whatever drivetrain you’re looking for, we’ve got a vehicle at our Thousand Oaks Chrysler dealership to deliver the ideal car at the perfect price! Stop in today to take your favorite drivetrain out for a test drive!

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