Planning to go in for an all wheel drive vehicle? Take a look at some of the best ones around, that have been mentioned here…
All Wheel Drive (AWD) is a very prominent technology that is incorporated in heavy vehicles, cargo trucks, and military vehicles. It is a system that enables the engine to control, or send power to all the wheels of the automobile, regardless of how many wheels and axles the vehicle has. On the other hand, Four Wheel Drive (4WD) is a similar technology which is generally found in muscle cars, sports cars, luxury cars, and SUVs manufactured today. Remember that the 4WD system controls only two axles, or four wheels of the vehicle. Many people get confused between the two of these automobile terms. If the vehicle has an AWD system, the driver does not have an option of switching between wheel controls. This means he cannot make the engine control only two wheels in case of an AWD vehicle, whereas, in 4WD cars, the driver can either drive the car with 2×2 or 4×4 control, as and when required.
These are just the basic differences between the two technologies. Both the terms can generally be used interchangeably, as long as you do not get into the technicalities. AWDs are ideal for places with a lot of sand and snow.
|The Best AWDs|
|Audi Q5||Lexus IS 250 AWD|
|Infiniti G37x||BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon|
|Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution||Chevrolet Equinox|
|Infiniti G37x AWD||Volkswagen Tiguan|
|Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD||BMW 335i xDrive Coupe|
|Subaru Outback||Ford Taurus|
|Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD||Suzuki SX4 Crossover|
|Buick LaCrosse||Ford Explorer XLT 4WD|
|Cadillac CTS 3.6L Performance AWD||Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic|
|Lexus RX 450h AWD||Ford Flex|
|Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited||Ford Escape Hybrid|
|Subaru Legacy 2.5i||Volvo V50 T5 AWD|
|Ford Fusion V6 SE||Toyota Sienna LE|
If you are looking for an AWD car with good mileage; you can go in for options such as MINI Cooper S Countryman All4, Nissan Juke AWD, Subaru Impreza, Audi Quattro, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mercury Milan, or the Saab 9-3. Good AWDs that are on the cheaper side are the Dodge Journey SXT, Toyota RAV4 Sport, Honda CR-V, Ford Taurus SEL, Suzuki Kizashi S, Ford Fusion SEL, Toyota Venza, Nissan Rogue, and the Mazda CX-7.