Whenever a discussion happens about the best position to place a car engine you are going to have a couple of divergent opinions. However, there are number of factors to consider when deciding on which placement is the best. It all depends on what kind of drive you have, whether it is a front or rear 2 wheel drive or an altogether 4 wheel drive.
By far the most common occurring engine placement is the front mounted. Front mounting is a little more practical as you work more easily with roomier cabins and more passenger space. While a front-mounted engine can be optimized for some truly inspired driving they come at such a disadvantage that automakers leave them to the reserve of their low end models or leave them out completely. Rear-mounted engines are preferred more as they give off more performance and are used in high end sport cars and race cars. One particular problem with front-mounted engines is that they have to send their power all the way down the car’s full length to the rear wheels, which is such a huge waste. Another disadvantage front-mounted cars are prone to experiencing is they don’t have as much braking stability. Finally, the front-engine cars are also prone to suffering from understeer.