4WD Vs. AWD Vehicles - What's The Difference?

If you’re planning an off-roading adventure or wanting better traction and control, your best bet is a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle. These models send power to each wheel for better handling on a variety of terrains. While similar, there is a difference better four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

All-Wheel Drive

The first difference is that all-wheel drive typically only powers the front or wheels initially but switches to powering all four wheels when engaged. The exception to this would be vehicles with full-time all-wheel drive which powers all four wheels continuously. This is great on the highway during rain or snow storms for improved performance.

Four-Wheel Drive

On the other hand, four-wheel drive vehicles are intended for more off-road use. Like all-wheel drive, four-wheel drive powers all four wheels as well. Additionally, four-wheel drive vehicles are typically more rugged and have higher ground clearances as well—for example, trucks and SUVs.

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