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Old 09-13-2021, 01:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
The Ridgline is one of those FWD transverse engine unibody vehicles specifically designed for AWD and a driveshaft running the length of the vehicle.
Indeed, but as the transverse engine and transmission usually require fewer clearance the driveshaft tunnel for a transverse-engined AWD-capable unibody usually remains smaller than the tunnel of some longitudinally-engined platform more oriented toward RWD even when it also features AWD capability. Usually it's less of a PITA to switch from longitudinal engine and RWD to transverse and FWD than the other way around for instance, and it would also provide more room for a through-the-road hybrid AWD setup resorting to an electric-driven rear axle.
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