We often hear about 2WD or 4WD vehicles but majority of us are not familiar with the concept of how this vehicles work and their advantages. In similar topic, do you happened to know what are RWD, FWD and AWD?


2WD stands for two-wheel drive is a vehicle that either has transmission drive on the front wheel (known as FWD) or rear wheel (known as RWD)

In accordance with the term 2WD, only two wheels would receive power from the engine to control the vehicle while the other two wheels follows in the direction of control.


This type of vehicle tends to be light hence providing more efficient fuel consumption and has better grip on the road. This is due to the weight of the engine and the transmission is channeled directly to the steering wheel

Example : Perodua Myvi and Toyota Vios


The advantages of this of vehicle are that they have higher acceleration power and balanced weight distribution as the weight of the engine is centred at the front while the transmission is at behind. Besides that, it will have better control on the wheel

Example : Nissan Navara, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Triton

The RWD system is more suitable for truck type vehicles. This is because the back of the vehicle is lighter than the front. Using the FWD for this type vehicle can cause the rear tyre to easily lose its grip with the surface of the road especially at uneven roads.



4WD vehicle is the abbreviation of four-wheel drive is a vehicle that transmit power from the engine to all four wheel of the vehicle. This is not be confused with another category which is the AWD (All Wheel Drive) that has a little difference in the configuration

Generally, 4WD is a system that delivers power from the engine to the four wheels and then makes all the wheels rotate at the same speed. However, the problem arises when it's time for turning to at bending roads as the inner wheels supposed to rotate more slowly then the outer wheels in order for the vehicle to turn perfectly.

Example: Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux

Most of these types of vehicles recent models have a 4WD switch that can activate or deactivate the function based on their usage. When the function is turned off, the drive will be in normal state which helps to reduce fuel consumption.

The difference between 4WD and AWD is only in terms of transmission which the power of the engine is discharged individually to each tyre. Hence, this type of system is capable of giving more power to the wheels. This allow better tyres grip even on muddy or slippery roads.

Example: Chevrolet Colorado and Honda BR-V

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