Google Custom Search

Ready to buy?

Get a
Free Quote!

Final-Drive Ratio

This is the ratio of the gearset (usually the differential) that is farthest from the engine. A ratio of 3-54:1 means the driveshaft turns 3.54 times for every one turn of the wheels. Generally speaking, the higher the number, the better the vehicle's initial acceleration and pulling power. The lower the number, the better the vehicle's fuel economy. (See also Axle Ratio

<< Return to Automotive Glossary Page
Print this page

subscribe to monthly newsletter

newcars,New Cars
And Remember   Never drive faster than your Angel can fly. ©
newcars,New Cars

Copyright 1994-2009, all rights reserved. - Home - Privacy Notice - Video Blog - Contact Us