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What Are the Advantages of the 2018 Dodge Journey’s Front Wheel Drive (FWD) in Black Diamond?

(Posted on Jun 16, 2021 at 10:00AM by Josh Lew)
<a href="[Used%2CDodge%2CJourney%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="/images/upload/June_2021/2018_Dodge_Journey_FWD.png"alt="A black 2018 Dodge Journey driving on a city street with its headlamps on"/></a>The 2018 Dodge Journey gives buyers the option to get front-wheel drive. This design offers a few distinct advantages to owners. Here are some of the benefits of a FWD vehicle. 

Better traction on slippery roads

Since both the engine and transmission are located right above the front axle, your vehicle will get better traction when traveling on slippery roads or going up hills. Also, because the driving wheels are used for steering, skidding and spin-outs during turns are less of a worry. 

Better fuel economy

AWD, RWD, and 4x4 vehicles have a long driveshaft. These components lose some energy as they transfer it from the engine to the back. Furthermore, all-wheel drives need more power to rotate both axles. 

A FWD has a shorter driveshaft, meaning less power gets lost. Also, this design features fewer components, which makes the vehicle lighter, improving fuel economy. In general, this is the most efficient option on the market. 

Good overall value

Since FWD drivetrains are simpler than the other options on the market, they are generally easier and cheaper to maintain. The initial price tag for a new vehicle may be lower, too. 

Contact our Calgary dealership to find out more about the FWD system on vehicles like the 2018 Dodge Journey.

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