Which Is Better: AWD or 4WD?

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AWD or 4WD? That question is likely on the minds of a lot of San Jose drivers. If you want superior handling on the road, having AWD or 4WD is essential. Both AWD and 4WD have a lot of advantages, but which is right for you? And what is the difference between AWD and 4WD? Del Grande Dealer Group will seek to answer these questions for you:

  • “Is AWD better than 4WD?”
  • “Is AWD the same as 4WD?”
  • “Which is better: AWD or 4WD?”

Del Grande Dealer Group has your guide as well our latest NO BRAINER DEALS on new models!

What is AWD?

AWD and 4WD both take advantage of torque being applied to all four wheels, as opposed to the two wheels on front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. AWD stands for “all-wheel drive” and means that your drivetrain will direct torque to your front and rear axles to all four wheels thanks to differentials.

AWD models come in full-time AWD and part-time AWD versions. The difference between these two versions is that full-time AWD sends torque to the axles all the time while part-time AWD chooses whether to increase your Oakland drivetrain capabilities based on the outside conditions on the road. AWD and 4WD differ in the sense that AWD is usually found on unibody vehicles like cars and SUVs.

Is AWD better than 4WD? AWD is the superior option for drivers who just want better traction in bad weather and don’t put their vehicles up to the challenge of off-roading. Is AWD the same as 4WD? If you’re thinking about pushing your vehicle to the limit, the answer is no.

What is 4WD?

AWD and 4WD are found on many vehicles, but 4WD is typically found on truck body vehicles. When you have a 4WD drivetrain, your Fremont vehicle is giving power to all four wheels individually. This is perfect for drivers who like to go off-road. The difference between AWD and 4WD is mostly figured out by which type of vehicle is best for you. Whether you pick AWD or 4WD, you will have superior handling for taking on challenging conditions. Commercial vehicles also have 4WD.

Check Out the AWD and 4WD Models at Del Grande Dealer Group

Here at Del Grande Dealer Group, we’ll set you up for a quality test drive. And when you finish, come talk to our professionals who can clear up the difference between AWD and 4WD if you’ve got more questions. Contact us today to get a conversation going.

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