AWD OR 4WD? Which is the best one?
If your vehicle has AWD or 4WD badge on it then the carmaker is saying that you can cover rough terrain with confidence(in case of SUV) or you can get a lot of grip on road(in case of SUPERCARS).
Many of today’s top trucks, cars, and SUVs are equipped with 4WD or AWD. So today i am about to talk about pros and cons of AWD & 4WD.
Four-wheel drive vehicles have been around for decades, but they’re certainly not outdated. Manufacturers continue to choose dedicated 4WD systems for their rugged trucks and utilitarian SUVs due to their balance of performance and value.
If you want total control of your vehicle’s driving characteristics, 4WD is the best choice since you have to activate the different modes manuallyor electrically depends on your vehicle. If you get super-stuck, the extra-low or 4-low gear found in a 4WD really comes in handy—and this isn’t an option in an AWD vehicle. Beyond controlling the way your vehicle drives, activating the 4WD mode only as needed could also reduce your overall fuel consumption. Plus, the extra traction provided by 4WD gives you an edge when you’re towing on slippery surfaces and if you want just 2WD you can do that too.
Living in colder climates where snow and ice are more common is a strong reason for choosing 4WD over AWD. In addition, if you don’t pay close attention to the driving surfaces you’re covering in a 4WD vehicle, you may experience the shuddering, sensation caused by wheel wind-up. This sensation not only feels terrible—it could damage your vehicle’s differentials and axles. As a result, you must always commit to paying close attention to the road conditions, and take the time to activate the system, to keep your 4WD vehicle in good working order year after year.
TOP 4WD CARS
1. DODGE RAM SERIES
2. FORD RAPTOR & F SERIES TRUCKS and many more..
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Modern AWD systems have plenty of positive points, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have drawbacks. Thankfully, the optimal balance of performance and convenience afforded by AWD drivetrains tends to win out over its drawbacks.
Even the most basic AWD system does all the thinking and adjusting for you. You can drive over any surface or through extreme weather conditions without selecting 4WD mode or worrying about turning it off afterward. Plus, you won’t need to worry about differential or axle damage from wheel hop because the AWD system keeps everything under strict control. Just like Ford Focus RS that hot hatch also posses this epic technology .
As it is very complex related to electricals which might be very costly to maintain, that's why it has a major disadvantage.
TOP AWD VEHICLES
1. FORD FOCUS RS
2. DODGE CHARGER and many more...
SO IF YOU WANT PURE OFFROADING SKILLS AS WELL AS A CHOICE TO CONVERT TO 2WD OR 4WD(H OR L) DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE JUST GO FOR 4WD AND IF YOU WANT JUST ALL WHEELS RUNNING THAT'S MAINLY FOR GRIP AND HANDLING JUST GO FOR AWD.