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whats the difference between AWD and 4WD?

whats the difference between all-wheel drive, and 4-wheel drive? if your vehicle only has 4 wheels, then logically wouldn't they be the same thing?

 
llansky

Asked by llansky at 2:23 PM on Nov. 2, 2008 in Just for Fun

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  • Hubby says AWD is on all the time. Any time you drive, all 4 of the tires have power going to them. 4WD turns on and off. Usually just 2 of the tires are receiving power, but if one of the other tires starts to slip, the vehicle will compensate with another of the tires.
    ilovemyjoes

    Answer by ilovemyjoes at 2:41 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Is there a difference??? I always thought they were the same.
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 2:34 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • ooooo that makes sense... like when the roads are icy, the back tires kick in?
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 2:45 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Something like that, that's my understanding of it anyway. He started getting all technical on me so I stopped listening. lol
    ilovemyjoes

    Answer by ilovemyjoes at 2:51 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Ilovemyjoes....isn't it funny how if you ask them a question they know something about they can no longer give you the two word answers you're used to!
    kabbot01

    Answer by kabbot01 at 2:58 PM on Nov. 2, 2008