4WD's and AWD's
Well where to start, do you buy a 4WD or a AWD, lets take a look
What is 4WD
This is more the traditional system that comes to mind when people think of vehicles that power all four of a vehicle’s wheels. This does not surprise anyone since when people say 4WD this is what they think off first and 4WD has been around since the beginning of motorized transportation. This is true considering when you say 4WD you think of a high clearance, big chunky wheels and CB aerials everywhere that used to be common in/and on 4WD’s.
Needless to say, the engineering of the 4WD has changed over the years and now can be found in more luxurious models of cars.
A 4WD is designed to send torque to all four of a vehicle’s wheels to increase traction when needed. and can generally handle more rugged terrain. 4WD comes in two different types: full-time and part-time, they also have low and high ranges which can be selected electronically or manually
For more information here is a link https://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/awd-vs-4wd-whats-the-difference-and-which-to-choose.html
What is AWD
AWD vehicles use a system that powers the front and rear wheels. There are 2 types of AWD systems. The 1st is referred to as all-time of full-time AWD. It drives all four wheels continuously. The 2nd system, referred to as part-time all-wheel-drive or an automatic AWD system, this system uses AWD when necessary.
The thing about AWD is that the driver does not have to decide when to engage either system.
These days most SUV’s are AWD, but there are some 2wd options available
For more information here is a link https://www.carmax.com/articles/awd-vs-4wd-which-to-choose
There are a lot of vehicles that have SUV’s and 4WD, some known 4WD’s are Toyota LandCruiser, Ford Ranger, Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Pajero and many more.
While SUV’s are becoming more and more popular, like Toyota Rav4, Mitsubishi ASX, Kia Sportage, Hyundai IX35, Mazda have a few like CX3, CX5 and the CX9, and many more these SUV’s are becoming a great family vehicle
Hope you decide the right car for you
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