What is the Difference Between AWD & 4WD?

The terms All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Four Wheel Drive (4WD) often get used by drivers interchangeably, but the fact is that both options have entirely different levels of functionality. Each of these has their pros and cons.

The term AWD refers to a vehicle that has a drivetrain that will employ front, center, and rear differentials that will provide power to all four wheels of a vehicle. Conversely, the term 4WD refers to a car or crossover vehicle that has a drivetrain that uses all of its tires to provide power to all of the wheels of a vehicle.

While both of these are similar in function, users will find they perform differently. Both of these features are designed to offer improved levels of stability to the driver. AWD and 4WD are both designed to offer the driver a greater level of control in harsh terrains and weathers.

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