Take a look at any spec list for a Hyundai car and you’ll find an option between a two-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain. While there are a lot of differences between these two drivetrain variants determining which might be a better fit for your vehicle can all come down to what you’re looking for, and fortunately, our team at Kearny Mesa Hyundai can help point you in the right direction.

Your car utilizes a variety of components to function, providing transportation from one point to another. And central to channeling power to the wheels is a system of components known as the drivetrain. The drivetrain is made up of a number of various pieces and parts that shift the power provided from the engine and through the transmission and supply it to the wheels.

As you may have already begun to guess, the differences between front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drivetrains all come down to the wheel that is receiving power. Front-wheel drive vehicles are something of the standard and provide an all-around consistent ride. Rear-wheel drivetrains offer a serious bump to hauling power and traction and can be a great fit for anyone who wants to do a lot of towing. Last on the list is the all-wheel-drivetrain, which uses power from the engine and distributes it across all four wheels. As a result, you get to enjoy far greater traction, handling, and can even take your vehicle off the pavement for some seriously rugged riding.

When it comes down to it though, no single drivetrain option is better than any other, it all depends on what you expect your car to excel at. Our Hyundai parts and sales team at Kearny Mesa Hyundai in San Diego can take things a step further and meet with you on one to find the drivetrain build that matches your lifestyle. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a stay at home parent, we’ve got your drivetrain and auto buying needs covered in full.