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10-11-19

All-Wheel Drive vs Four-Wheel Drive

What is the Difference Between All-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive?

Sometimes when you are shopping for a new vehicle you will come across terms and features that you are unsure of. Cars have so many features that it can be difficult to know each and every one. That’s why Serra Toyota is here to help. Today we’re going to help answer the questions, “What is the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive?”.

What is All-Wheel Drive?

All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is a powertrain capability that many vehicles have. A vehicle that is equipped with all-wheel drive can temporarily transfer power to all four-driving wheels automatically when the need is sensed by the vehicle. This is particularly helpful when roads are icy, covered in snow or any other condition where tires could slip suddenly. This feature is most commonly found on cars and crossovers, like the 2015 Chevy Traverse.

What is Four-Wheel Drive?

A vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive (4×4) can transfer power from two wheels to all four wheels upon driver demand, usually by pushing a button of turning a switch. If you live in a place, like Winnipeg, where it snows for many months out of the year, you will want to all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive high on your list of options you want on your next new vehicle. This feature is most often found on larger vehicles like the 2015 Chevy Canyon2015 GMC Sierra2015 Chevy Silverado or other similar vehicles.

If you interested in learning more about these performance features, call or visit Craig Dunn Motor City today. Our skilled staff will be able to answer any further questions you might have about the features that are available with Buick GMC Chevy vehiclesSchedule a test drive today!

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