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AWD vs. 4WD: What’s the Difference?

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Is AWD the same as 4WD? Not exactly; the two systems have different applications. But is AWD better than 4WD? The answer to that question will depend on your unique needs as a driver. So, what is the difference between AWD and 4WD? Both systems can send power to all four wheels, but all-wheel drive systems are optimized for on-road performance. Four-wheel drive systems are more robust, especially in off-road conditions, but they also tend to consume more fuel.

Which is Better: AWD or 4WD?

Since more and more manufacturers offer their own unique take on AWD and 4WD, it’s a good idea to learn more about your vehicle’s specific AWD or 4WD system. But if you’re just interested in some of the general and commonplace differences between AWD and 4WD technology, keep the following points in mind:

  • Most vehicles with all-wheel drive will utilize either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive in most conditions, and direct power to the other wheels if and when a loss of traction is detected.
  • All-wheel drive systems are generally not manually engaged by the driver. Instead, AWD capability is triggered by road conditions. You can travel in poor weather with the confidence that your AWD system will switch on when needed.
  • Four-wheel drive systems, by contrast, may be either part-time or full-time. Part-time systems are generally engaged with a button or a shifter, while full-time 4WD systems are always on.
  • Four-wheel drive systems are often mechanical in nature, while AWD systems frequently utilize computer controls.
  • Both types of systems can direct power to the front or the rear of the vehicle, and most can also direct power to either the left or the right as needed.

For most Jersey City-area drivers who don’t plan on going off-road, all-wheel drive is a better choice than four-wheel drive. If you’re not sure which technology is right for you, contact us today.

What Should You Know About Jaguar All-Wheel Drive?

Now that you understand the basic and most common differences between AWD and 4WD, you might have questions about the technology available on Jaguar models. Here’s what you should know:

  • All new Jaguar models are available with all-wheel drive. Availability on used vehicles will differ depending on the make, model, and year that you select.
  • Jaguar AWD vehicles utilize rear-wheel drive in most conditions, but constantly assess road conditions in order to offer the perfect balance of front/rear torque.
  • If a loss of traction is detected, torque is transferred to the front wheels in order to stabilize the vehicle and pull you forward.
  • Models like F-TYPE, XE, XF and F-PACE utilize complimentary Intelligent Driveline Dynamics. This technology is predictive, and shifts torque before a loss of traction is detected.

New and Pre-Owned AWD Vehicles at Jaguar Englewood!

If you’d like to bring an AWD Jaguar home to Fort Lee or New York City, all you need to do is let us know! Take advantage of our vehicle finder service and tell us exactly what you’re looking for.

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