The driveline includes parts of the drivetrain, excluding the engine and transmission. Two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are different kinds of drivelines.
The drivetrain includes everything in the chain from the engine to the drive wheels, but the driveline consists of everything after the transmission — all driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials and wheels.
Information for this was taken from the Cars.com’s glossary, written by Joe Wiesenfelder.
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