Originally Posted by Jdog913
Less friction in a FWD vehicles drivetrain compared to RWD resulting in better fuel economy. Show me a RWD vehicle that gets close to 40MPG. Need you be remind that all automakers must have a fleet average of 54.5MPG by 2025.
Just for clarification, the Focus ST doesn't has a true electronic limited slip. It has the "torque vectoring system" which has an open differential and uses the ESC to apply brake pressure the wheel losing traction. It's basically the next best thing but not the real deal.
That is all true. FWD also allows more interior space due to the absence of a longitudinal positioned transmission and drive shaft. And if you live in a place where it snows FWD is great.
Then there is production class rally cars of the 2WD variety, FWD is where its at.
Of course, I will say that rear wheel drive is a lot more fun.