Are 4WD and AWD The Same?


Four-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive both sound the same! You know what, it's confusing. Of course, you're asking, "What's the difference?" At Lakeshore Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we get that these terms sound too similar for our tastes. So, let's rectify that.

Why 4-Wheel Drive?
  • You can have full control of your vehicle. With 4WD, you can activate different modes for each situations differently, an unavailable option for AWD vehicles.
  • Another feature that you can enjoy with Four-Wheel Drive is that because you have more control over your vehicle, you can reduce your vehicle's fuel.
  • Another thing about Four-Wheel Drive is that you provided with extra traction than its All-Wheel Drive counterpart, meaning you can tow, even in the most unfavorable situations.
Why All-Wheel Drive?
  • Most All-Wheel Drive systems allows you to drive without worrying about manually controlling where the power goes to your wheel.
  • One unique problem that you have to worry about is a full-vehicle diagnostic test will be part of your regular trips to the mechanic because of All-Wheel uses several integrated systems..
Hopefully, everything here should be cleared up for you. It's our job to know this because we're professionals. For more information, feel free to come see Lakeshore Chrysler Jeep Dodge to help you decide which option would be best for you.
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