This layout is the most traditional form and remains a popular, practical design. The engine which takes up a great deal of space is packaged in a location passengers and luggage typically would not use. The main deficit is weight distribution—the heaviest component is at one end of the vehicle. Car handling is not ideal, but usually predictable.
Front engine, four-wheel drive
|FF | FMR | FR | MF | RMR | RR | F4|
|Front-engine | Mid-engine | Rear-engine|
|Front-wheel drive | Rear-wheel drive | Four-wheel drive | Six-wheel drive|