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All-Wheel Drive vs. Four-Wheel Drive

ALL-WWHEEL DRIJE Us FOUR - WHEEL DRIVE AWD AWD IS CONSTANTLY ON BECAUSE THEY ARE HEAVIER, EPA ESTIMATES AWD VEHICLES LOSE 1 TO 2 MPG OVER 2WD VEHICLES BETTER RESALE VALUE, BUT AWD VEHICLES COST MORE UP FRONT COMPUTERS DETERMINE HOW MUCH POWER TO GENERATE ON EACH WHEEL SENSORS MONITOR TRACTION, SPEED, AND OTHER DATA POINTS HUNDREDS OF TIMES A SECOND AWD VEHICLES DON'T PERFORM AS WELL IN EXTREME OFF-ROAD CONDITIONS 4WD ALL WHEELS are moving at the SAME SPEED 4WD SYSTEMS ARE TYPICALLY USED BY OFF-ROAD VEHICLES POWER GOES FROM THE TRANSMISSION TO A TRANSFER CASE WHERE IT IS DIVIDED BETWEEN FRONT AND REAR AXELS DRIVING UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS IS MORE DIFFICULT TO COMBAT, MODERN 4WD VEHICLES OPERATE IN 2WD IN NORMAL CONDITIONS THE ABILITY TO OPERATE IN 2WD BOOSTS FUEL ECONOMY OF 4WD VEHICLES 4WD VEHICLES CAN BE THE BEST VEHICLES FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AWD = ALL-WEATHER DRIVING %3D 4WD = ALL-TERRAIN DRIVING HUNTINGTON Honda

All-Wheel Drive vs. Four-Wheel Drive

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If both AWD and 4WD use all four wheels to drive the vehicle, what is the difference between them?

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