Expert Advice for All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

All Questions on All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

What are some cars made for traveling over rough ground?
I just moved to Utah and I want to get into off-roading. I’ve never driven a four-wheel-drive car before, so I want to know what the best cars are. What are some of the best vehicles for driving over rough terrain?
Eric Schad
Jan 26, 2022
What's the benefit of getting all-wheel drive, or AWD?
I was doing some research online for a new car, and I kept coming across all-wheel drive options for many of the newer models. Is there any benefit to getting all-wheel drive, or AWD?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
What is the towing capacity for an Acura MDX?
I want to buy an SUV that’s really strong in case I need to tow something. The Acura MDX looks like it has a decent towing capacity. How much can it pull?
Mary Cahill
Feb 22, 2022
Does driving in 4WD use more gas?
I have a Ford Explorer that allows me to switch from 2WD to 4WD at the turn of a knob. While I usually keep it in 2WD, lots of snow has been falling lately. As a result, I’ve been using 4WD more and more. My only issue is that I’m trying to save money, and I don’t want to spend extra money on gas. Will driving in 4WD use more gas?
Eric Schad
Mar 16, 2022
What is the towing capacity for a Kia Sportage?
I’m in the market for a family-friendly SUV that can do a little towing when needed. I’m interred in the Kia Sportage so I’m curious, what is its towing capacity?
Mary Cahill
Feb 23, 2022
Is all-wheel drive worth the added expense?
I've read that all-wheel drive (AWD) can add quite a bit to the final price of a car. Is it worth the added expense?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
Does AWD cost more to insure than other cars?
I've heard that getting an AWD car costs more to ensure than 2WD. Is this true?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
How do you engage 4WD in a Toyota Hilux?
I bit the bullet and paid the 25% Chicken Tax to import a Toyota Hilux into the United States. And I’m so happy I did! The vehicle is incredibly fun to drive. I haven’t figured out all of its features yet, though. How do you properly engage 4WD in a Toyota Hilux?
Jack Walsh
Dec 30, 2021
Where is the AWD button on a Chevy Equinox?
I’m planning to take my Chevy Equinox on a bit of a bumpy ride, and I think I need to use the All-Wheel Drive feature. Unfortunately, I’ve never used it before and don’t know how to turn it on! Where should I check for the AWD button in my Chevy Equinox?
Joshua Levy
Mar 31, 2022
What are the best AWD systems?
I want to get AWD on my next car. I know that several manufacturers have branded AWD systems, but I'm not sure which is the best. What are the top-rated AWD systems?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
What's the difference between AWD and 4WD?
I've seen cars with all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, but I always assumed they were the same thing until recently. Someone tried to explain the difference, but I still don't get it. What's the difference between AWD and 4WD?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
Do I actually need all-wheel drive?
I was at the dealership for a new car and the salesman kept pushing all-wheel drive on me. I don't know much about the system, and while it sounds enticing, I'm not sure if I even need it. Is it necessary to have?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
Does the Kia Soul have 4-wheel-drive?
I’m in the market for a new car, and I’ve always loved the funky look of the Kia Soul. Where I live doesn’t get tons of snow, but we get an occasional snowstorm that makes driving pretty difficult without 4-wheel-drive. Does the Kia Soul come in an all-wheel-drive option?
Macy Fouse
Mar 03, 2022
Should I get all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive?
As I'm looking around at the dealership today, a salesman keeps bringing up all-wheel drive. I'm just buying a reliable new car to drive back and forth to work. Do I need all-wheel drive (AWD) or can I go with front-wheel drive (FWD)?
Eric Schad
Aug 03, 2021
What is a 4MATIC Mercedes?
I’ve got my heart set on purchasing a Mercedes as my next vehicle and am trying to learn more about all the features. I’ve noticed that the 4matic seems pretty popular. What exactly is a 4matic Mercedes?
Mary Cahill
Mar 31, 2022
What is the towing capacity for a BMW X7?
I own a BMW X7 and am hoping to tow a camping trailer for a nature getaway I'm taking. To make sure I pull the trailer safely, I’m wondering what the towing capacity is for a BMW X7?
Mary Cahill
Mar 02, 2022
What is the best car for traveling?
I travel frequently to do photography whenever I get time off. Most of the travel I do is by car, and my current one died. I want to get a new car that’s great for long road trips. What’s the best car to suit my traveling needs?
Eric Schad
Jan 26, 2022
What is the Chevy Traverse’s towing capacity?
My friends got stuck while mudding and they called me to tow them out. I’d like to help, but I don’t know if my car is big enough! How high is the 2020 Chevy Traverse’s towing capacity?
Joshua Levy
Feb 22, 2022
How do I turn on AWD in a Honda CR-V from 2017?
It’s getting pretty snowy in my area, and I’d like to use my all-wheel drive. What do I need to do to turn on AWD in my 2017 CR-V?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 27, 2021
What is X mode in a Subaru?
I was looking up all the features of my Subaru Outback and came across something called X mode. I don’t think my Outback has it, but I’m curious about what it is. What exactly does X mode do for Subarus?
Joshua Levy
Mar 31, 2022
What is the gas mileage for a Mazda CX-3?
I’m in the market for a small SUV that doesn’t suck up too much gas. The Mazda CX-3 looks like it’s right up my alley—what kind of gas mileage does it get?
Mary Cahill
Mar 02, 2022
How do you turn on AWD in a Honda CR-V?
How do you turn on AWD in a 2018 Honda CR-V? I have one as a rental and I'm not sure how to use it.
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How do you turn on all-wheel drive on a Mazda CX-5?
The dealership told me my new Mazda CX-5 was equipped with all-wheel drive, but I can’t find the button to turn it on. How do you turn on all-wheel drive on a Mazda CX-5?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How do you turn on 4-wheel drive on a Toyota RAV4?
I can’t find the AWD switch on my new vehicle. How do you turn on 4-wheel drive on a 2020 Toyota RAV4?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How do you turn on 4-wheel drive on a Mazda CX-5?
I picked out one of the Mazda CX-5 cars that has all-wheel drive, but I can’t tell when it’s on. How do you turn on 4-wheel drive on a Mazda CX-5?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How do you turn on 4 wheel drive on an Audi Q5?
I partially picked out the Audi Q5 option for 4-wheel drive when I bought it recently, but I’m not finding the button to turn it on. How do you turn on 4 wheel drive on a 2020 Audi Q5?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How do you turn on AWD in a Mazda CX-9?
My Mazda CX-9 has i-ACTIV AWD. To be honest, I’m not sure what *i-ACTIV* means, or how to activate my all-wheel drive. How do you turn on AWD in a Mazda CX-9?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How do you turn on AWD on a Buick Encore?
I’m still figuring out all the different handling settings on my new Encore. How do you turn on AWD on a 2022 Buick Encore?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
How to turn on AWD in Mazda CX-9?
I just got a 2021 Mazda CX-9. The dealership told me it had AWD. I should have asked, but I’m not seeing a button for the AWD. How do you turn on AWD in a Mazda CX-9?
Melanie Mergen
Apr 08, 2022
Is the RAV4 AWD?
I’m getting ready to buy a new Toyota RAV4, but I want to make sure I get one that’s AWD. Which models come with AWD standard?
Sarah Gray
Apr 08, 2022

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