What's the Difference Between 4WD and AWD?

2020 Land Rover Defender

With the incredible lineup of AWD Land Rover vehicles for sale at Land Rover Wilmington, you might ask yourself, “Is AWD the same as 4WD?” Not quite! So, what’s the difference between 4WD and AWD, and is AWD or 4WD better in the snow? Get all of the details in this 4WD vs. AWD comparison from the experts at Land Rover Wilmington. It’s time to take your Middletown commute to the next level with an exciting, luxury SUV.

What is AWD?

AWD – all-wheel drive – is the drivetrain configuration where the torque is directed from the engine to the front and rear axles to all four wheels via differentials. There are a few types of AWD systems, including part- and full-time AWD.

  • Full-time AWD – Send torque to the front and rear axles all of the time.
  • Part-time AWD – They monitor road conditions and driving habits and decide if it will send torque to the front axle only.

Land Rover Vehicles With AWD

Here are the Land Rover vehicles that offer all-wheel drive:

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions about our AWD vehicles.

What is 4WD?

4WD – four-wheel drive – is the classic 4×4 drivetrain. With 4WD systems, even though they can send power to the front and rear axles, they can also direct a certain amount of power between the right and left wheels. 4WD systems are designed for thrilling off-road prowess, and you will find 4WD built into vehicles with truck-based platforms.

Land Rover Vehicles With 4WD

Which Land Rover vehicles offer 4WD systems? You will find them across the Land Rover and Range Rover model lineups. Give our sales team a call if there’s a specific model you’re looking for with a 4WD drivetrain!

Is AWD or 4WD Better in Snow?

Many car shoppers will ask, “Is AWD better than 4WD in the snow?” AWD vehicles have proven to be the better vehicle for drivers who need extra traction during bad weather conditions like snow, icy roads, and rain, whereas 4WD vehicles are the better option if you’re looking to head out on exciting off-roading adventures or need your vehicle to handle your job site.

Explore AWD and 4WD SUVs at Land Rover Wilmington!

Among our inventory of new Land Rover vehicles for sale, drivers around the West Chester, PA area will find a wide range of luxury SUVs in stock at our Wilmington dealership. If a new vehicle isn’t in the cards, consider exploring our pre-owned inventory. Why not stop in and test drive one of each to see which feels best to you? Contact us if you have any questions or want to schedule a test drive!

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