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What makes 4WD and AWD different from one another?

All Wheel Drive

All-wheel-drive, sometimes known as AWD, is a technology that allows each of the four wheels to acquire traction on its own. AWD and 4WD are different in that 4WD can be toggled on and off, whereas AWD is normally always on. AWD is more common on cars and SUVs, although 4WD is a feature you'll typically find on trucks.

A car can have all-wheel drive by adding three differentials, sometimes known as gearboxes, to various locations throughout the vehicle. All four of your car's tires can get traction independently of one another because to the three gearboxes that are located in the front, middle, and back of your vehicle. This allows for better handling and traction in all kinds of weather.

Four Wheels Drive

While four-wheel drive, or 4WD, is often found on a truck because it is designed for heavy-duty hauling and other job activities. For your driving enjoyment, you typically have two 4WD options: 4WD Low for those difficult towing jobs and 4WD High for when you need to properly balance your inside and outside wheels for difficult terrain.

Is AWD preferable to 4WD?

It depends on your needs for AWD or 4WD whether one of the two options is "better" than the other. While both AWD and 4WD offer better handling, AWD is definitely preferable if you frequently travel inclement weather-prone roads, while 4WD is ideal for individuals who frequently transport large loads on construction sites.

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