All-Wheel-Drive vs. Four-Wheel-Drive

Brand Boulevard of Cars is a family of car dealerships in Glendale, CA. We have a Chevrolet dealership with so many options on the lot as well as many other brand dealerships all conveniently located near each other. We are happy to provide many different options for our customers so they can find the model that best fits their needs as we know that each is looking for different things in their new car. One of the things that will make a big difference for customers is whether the new vehicle has all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive.

These two systems work in different ways to get you the result you need when driving your car. The all-wheel-drive system uses a front, rear, and center differential to give power to all four wheels of a vehicle while you are driving. The four-wheel-drive system uses two differentials and a transfer case to provide power to all four wheels of the car. Another big difference between these two is the body style of the vehicle you will typically find them on. The all-wheel-drive is normally found on cars and crossovers, while the four-wheel-drive system is usually used on trucks and truck-based SUVs. The all-wheel-drive is better for sportier cars so you can go faster, while the four-wheel-drive system is better on models that are going on a more rugged terrain. This brings up our next point of which driving conditions are more optimal for each system.

Since we already mentioned the four-wheel-drive system is better in rugged terrains, you can probably conclude that it has the best traction in off-road conditions. So if you are looking to go off on your own adventure, the four-wheel-drive is the best option for you. On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive system has a better grip and control for all road conditions. Therefore, when the road is wet from the rain here in California, the all-wheel-drive will give you better traction than it would if you had a four-wheel-drive system. As you can see, both options have their individual benefits to them.

As we mentioned, the choice is up to you and what you will be using your new car for. Head over to one of our car dealerships near Los Angeles so you can get started in your search. We know you will be able to find new cars in Glendale right on our lot, whether you want an all-wheel-drive model or a four-wheel-drive model. Our team would be happy to set you up with a test drive while you are here so you can experience it first hand before you make your choice. We look forward to serving you and helping you find your new or pre-owned car in Glendale.