6th December 2019

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Is all wheel drive as good as 4 wheel drive in snow?

For rain and very light snow, 2WD will likely work fine, and for most vehicles, front-wheel drive is the preferred setup. (For performance cars, RWD is preferred, but AWD, if available, can increase traction. Keep in mind that both AWD and 4WD systems add considerable weight to a vehicle, compromising fuel economy.

What is the difference between all wheel drive and 4 wheel drive?

All-wheel drive: A drivetrain that employs a front, rear and center differential to provide power to all four wheels of a vehicle. Four-wheel drive: A drivetrain that employs two differentials and a transfer case to provide power to all four wheels of a vehicle.
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