There Is a Difference to Understand Between AWD and 4WD Before You Buy

When looking for your next all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD) equipped truck, SUV, or crossover vehicle it is important to know and understand the difference between those two platforms.

An AWD vehicle is going to be in all wheel drive mode all of the time. Using three differentials (front, center, and rear) it will distribute power accordingly to keep maximum traction going for the vehicle at all times. It does this via its electronic traction monitoring system that measures traction at all four wheels.

A 4WD vehicle uses two differentials (front and rear) and a transfer case to distribute power to the wheels depending on whether the driver is operating in 2WD or 4WD. This system is most common in trucks and SUV's and gives the driver the option to maximize fuel efficiency by operating in 2WD or maximizing traction by operating in 4WD.

So, if you are ready to learn more and make your decision on which one is right for you, then head on down to Bob Poynter Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Columbus and let our experienced sales staff show you all of your options.

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