Learning the Difference Between AWD and 4WD

Although the goal of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles are virtually the same, several differences exist between the two. Without knowing the particular characteristics of the two types of vehicles, it’s entirely possible for you to unknowingly purchase one over the other. You want to make sure you have the one you need.

Let’s dig into a few of the major differences between these two system types.

AWD vehicles are usually best for people that don't regularly need to use its power, whereas 4WD trucks and SUVs are typically for using the power of both drivetrains in unison with one another. If you're planning on driving on paved roads and just need something for inclement weather, AWD is a perfect solution. If you plan on going off-road or doing heavier vehicle work, 4WD is more appropriate.

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