front-wheel drive

noun

: a system that applies engine power to the front wheels of a vehicle
a car with front-wheel drive

Examples of front-wheel drive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The front-wheel drive Camry develops 225 horsepower. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 18 Apr. 2024 There’s still no transmission tunnel, however, because the ICE hybrid vehicles will be front-wheel drive. James Morris, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 At $49,900, the 2024 single motor Polestar 2 is a little more than last year's front-wheel drive model, but Polestar has cut $2,000 from the price of the plus pack—which includes a better sound system, a panoramic roof, a heat pump, and some interior trim upgrades. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 6 Sep. 2023 Here are the models that are part of the recall: The front-wheel drive 2015-2020 Audi A3 Sedan 2019-2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2015-2019 Golf Sportwagen vehicles NHTSA estimates that 261,257 vehicles are affected, although no fires have been reported due to the defect, the documents said. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 22 Feb. 2024 Now, the cheapest Blazer EV will be the front-wheel drive 2LT, although that version won't see showrooms until next year, and pricing won't be revealed until closer to that time. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Aug. 2023 Both the single-motor SUVs will make 214 hp (160 kW) and use front-wheel drive, while the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive EV5 will up that output to 308 hp (230 kW). Steven Ewing, Ars Technica, 12 Oct. 2023 All variants save for the Performance get a range increase, too, and one of the popular options packages sees a nearly 50 percent price cut. read the full review The single-motor base variant is now rear-wheel drive, instead of front-wheel drive. Car and Driver, 6 Sep. 2023 With front-wheel drive, the ID.GTI is designed to leap off the line with plenty of power. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 5 Sep. 2023

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“Front-wheel drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front-wheel%20drive. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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