Remarkable drive system supplying equal drive to the front and rear for possibly the best handling ON PAVEMENT. Offroad using AWD can be a heartache because if you hit a muddy patch on one side and dry on the other the dry side will spin more than the muddy side(mud creates more resistance than a dry surface and the AWD treats the mud like a corner letting the dry side spin more) thus pulling the car into the mud. With Four wheel drive all of the tires will spin at the same speed eliminating this problem. AWD cars are not built for offroading anyways due to low ground clearance and weak frame.
AWD capability varies on different but consistant surfaces such as gravel, wet pavement, glare ice but in general does better than rear or front wheel drive.
4x4 > AWD
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE IS NOT THE SAME AS ALL WHEEL DRIVE.
Jeeps, K5 Blazers, etc. ARE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AND CAN DRIVE OFFROAD.
Subaru imprezas, Ford fusions, etc. ARE ALL WHEEL DRIVE AND CANNOT DRIVE OFFROAD.( Rally is not offroad is is racing on a gravel road or maintained dirt road )
Cars makers that use AWD include:
Subaru, Lamborghini, Suzuki, Ford(Just the Fusion)
Prices shown in USD.
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