AWD or 4WD what’s the difference?Dec 20th, 2021
AWD (All Wheel Drive)
Basically AWD (all wheel drive) will send power to the Front Wheels and when it detects slipping, as an example, it instantaneously sends some power to the rear wheels, with no action from the Driver. This is good for snow or icy roads and limited light off road use.
The 2 most common AWD systems are:
. Full-time AWD which sends power to the front and rear wheels all of the time.
. Part-time AWD which sends power to the front wheels and when slipping or icy conditions are detected, it sends some power to the rear wheels.