All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive: Which do You Need?

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, preferably one that is capable of handling rough terrain, you’ve probably narrowed down your choice to either an All-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive vehicle, but what is the difference between the two? The Century 3 Kia team here in West Mifflin, PA is here to help!

The biggest difference between an AWD and 4WD vehicle is how each system engages. A 4WD vehicle will be equipped with a lever, somewhere underneath the dash, that can be used to turn on or off the vehicle’s 4WD capabilities (4WD can be engaged electronically in some cars). In an AWD vehicle, power is consistently delivered to all four wheels and cannot be disengaged; however, the power that is distributed to all four wheels does not provide enough torque to maneuver the vehicle in rough terrain. It is, however, great for providing added stability in slippery driving conditions.

If you’re interested in learning more about 4WD or AWD drive and perhaps test driving a vehicle, we here at Century 3 Kia in West Mifflin would encourage you to visit our sales department and speak with our knowledgeable staff.

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