All-Wheel Drive vs Four-Wheel Drive


Shop our Inventory of Used Vehicles Equipped with AWD or 4WD

If you're looking for a vehicle that can keep up with your adventures, you'll find plenty of options when you explore our selection of used cars for sale in Thornton. Our inventory is home to a variety of vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, so there are numerous models to choose from if you have your heart set on something that is well equipped to handle rough terrain and inclement weather. What's the difference between AWD and 4WD? Which one is better? Learn more here at Skyline Mitsubishi!

What Sets AWD and 4WD Apart?

Both systems are great for tackling rough terrain, but you'll likely find that one is a better fit for you, depending on the kind of adventuring you do. If you need a vehicle that can keep its footing and help you maintain stability and traction on slippery pavement or dirt roads, then a vehicle equipped with AWD might be the better option. If you plan on conquering trails and spending much of your time off-road, a vehicle equipped with 4WD is more likely to offer you the kind of power and skill you need.

Here's a closer look at what makes these two drivetrains tick:

Exploring All-Wheel Drive Vehicles in Thornton

You can find all-wheel drive on a wide range of vehicles. Models like the used Kia Sorento, used Honda CR-V, used Ford Edge, and used Subaru Outback offer AWD, which is part of what makes them so capable on rough roads and in unpredictable Denver weather. AWD systems work by delivering power to all four wheels, but the trick is that it can distribute power to the wheels that have the most traction. This system works automatically, and it serves to help you maintain traction and control.

The next time you find yourself driving on wet pavement in Arvada, an AWD-equipped vehicle can help you make your drive a bit more surefooted so that you can forge ahead with more confidence.

Exploring Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles in Thornton

Four-wheel drive is more likely to be found on trucks and particularly off-road-oriented SUVs. Models like the used Ford F-150 and used Jeep Wrangler are known for their 4x4 capabilities.

Like AWD, 4WD powers all four wheels, but it does so a bit differently. As the driver, you're the one responsible for turning 4WD on or off. This control gives you the freedom to go all-in on powering all four wheels to help you crawl over obstacles, carve through snow, and tackle a variety of other obstacles with ease. It also allows you to turn it off when you don't need it so that you can enjoy the improved efficiency and handling that comes with two-wheel drive.

Which One is Right for You?

Whether AWD or 4WD is best for you depends on your specific needs. If you need a used SUV, used truck, or used car that can handle itself when Westminster weather misbehaves, a model with AWD might be a great fit. If you want a vehicle that can help you get to your favorite hard-to-reach campsite, a model with 4WD might be your best bet.

Our team of auto experts here at Skyline Mitsubishi is well-versed in the nuances of AWD and 4WD systems, and we're ready to help you pick out the best option from our inventory of used cars, trucks, & SUVs in Thornton, CO for your lifestyle. Visit our Mitsubishi dealership to see our inventory of used AWD and 4WD vehicles in Thornton, CO.

Major roadways like US-287 and I-25 will make your trip to our dealership quick and easy, so please don't hesitate to stop by and see us. We look forward to serving you.

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