When it comes to selecting the right drivetrain for your car, it’s easy to find yourself overwhelmed with options. That said, our auto technicians at Lester Glenn Hyundai of Toms River have put together a brief guide to help steer you in the direction.

Your drivetrain is a system of components and parts that work together to help transfer power from the engine to the wheels. More importantly, your drivetrain can determine what your vehicle excels at, how it handles, and how much fuel it burns on a daily basis.

When you visit our Hyundai dealership, you’ll have your choice of cars with 2WD or AWD. 2WD cars feature either front- or rear-wheel drive and are standard among most automakers. Cars with 2WD move power to either the front or rear wheels, and while these cars can handle some unsavory road conditions, for the most part, they’re great at day-to-day street driving.

On the flip side, because cars with 2WD often fall short when it comes increased traction and control on rough terrain, cars with AWD handle themselves beautifully. Many new Hyundai vehicles offer AWD and provide much better handling on and off the road, since power is delivered to all four wheels. This ensures greater grip on the road and more control over tricky obstacles like rain, snow, or ice. However, vehicles with AWD tend to burn more gas in the process.

So, which is better for you? When you visit Lester Glenn Hyundai of Toms River, we’ll help you figure out which type of drivetrain will suit your driving preferences. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them at our Hyundai dealership near Jackson, NJ. We hope to see you soon!