Different Types of Drivetrains


Here at Pacific Honda, we know that there are many factors to consider when shopping for a new car. If you're trying to pick out the perfect one, something you have to think about is the drivetrain. This determines how power is delivered to each wheel and it can make a lot of difference when it comes to handling and utility. If you're shopping for a new Honda vehicle, it pays to know the difference between them.

Types of Drivetrains

You'll find multiple drivetrain options when you visit our Honda dealership near Kearny Mesa. Each has its own pros and cons, so drivers need to do some research to see exactly which is best for them.

One of the most common types of drivetrain is front-wheel drive. This sends power to the front wheels and generally offers pretty good traction in most conditions.

Rear-wheel drive also does just what its name implies - it sends power to the rear vehicles. This drivetrain is often found in sportier models that focus on performance and tight cornering. All-wheel drive is another common drivetrain. A system like this sends power to all four wheels, but knows when others could need more power. Then, it adjusts accordingly and offers maximum traction in bad weather or when encountering rough road conditions.

Finally, there's four-wheel drive. It shares some similarities with all-wheel drive, but differs by sending the same amount of power to all four wheels simultaneously. This can help a vehicle with tougher off-road conditions and unconventional terrain.

Honda Models

Most of the vehicles you'll find on our lot are front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Most sedans offer front-wheel drive as a default, and that includes the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Honda Accord. Most crossovers and SUVs also come with front-wheel drive as a base option.

Vehicles like the 2019 Honda Pilot offer drivers the option to upgrade to an all-wheel drive system. While no 2019 Honda model offers four-wheel drive at the moment, the all-wheel drive system available in the brand new 2019 Honda Passport actually acts a lot like a typical four- wheel drive system. It uses torque-vectoring to help the SUV handle wet roads, dirt, and other conditions.

Talk to our Honda dealers in San Diego and find the perfect drivetrain and Honda vehicle today.

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