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Why are most 4 cylinder cars front wheel drive?

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January 06, 2007 12:07AM

Front wheel drives are cheaper to build and much lighter,due to extra parts that go into building a rear wheel drive car.Four cylinder engines can deliver more power through the shorter drive axles as opposed to a longer drive shaft to the rear wheels.They are more stable and more fuel efficient.Since the government set standards on the fuel mileage of passenger cars,every ounce of weight taken off of a vehicle is important.