Shared Technologies : Engineering: Powertrain

Front-Wheel Drive (All)



What’s the Benefit?

This design helps create more room in the passenger compartment for greater comfort, and helps maximize available traction during acceleration for stability.

 

The Feature:

All Honda cars and two-wheel-drive trucks use front-wheel drive, with transverse-mounted engines. 

  • This design eliminates the intrusion of a driveshaft tunnel in the cabin found in most front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicles. 
  • Concentrating the weight of the engine, transmission and drivetrain directly over the drive wheels helps optimize available traction.