5 Responses to What is a simple way to look at a car/SUV and tell if it is front-wheel, rear wheel or 4×4 drive?

  1. wrenchbender August 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    look under the front and back for axles or axle housings. 4×4 of course has both.

  2. Shockey Monkey August 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    Look for a badge or look underneath for a transfer case.

  3. john m August 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    if its a small car its more than likely FWD if its a truck most likely 2×4 RWD you can tell if its 4×4 by looking at tha front axle and seein if its got one. suvs are basicly tha same as a turck but basicly look under it if you dont wanna look ask tha person your buying tha vehicle from.

  4. l_chirichella August 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    look for a badge or take a look at your registration/buyers order

  5. Julie J August 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    Look at the axle and see if you see a metal sphere in the middle or near it. If it is in the back then it is rear wheel drive and both for 4×4. If you don’t see one at all then it is front wheel drive.