Hyundai AWD vs 4WD

Anytime you're searching for a new vehicle, you want to have a full understanding of the systems that are available onboard, especially with the drivetrain. While there is complex engineering involved, a basic understanding helps give you a better driving experience as you can find the right model for you. When it comes to all-wheel drive, many people who stop in and see us at Colonial Hyundai ask about it and the models that have it in our showroom. They also ask us about four-wheel drive and what the difference is between the two systems. That's why we've put together a guide to help you understand the two systems, and learn about our Hyundai all-wheel drive vehicles!

All-Wheel Drive vs. Four-Wheel Drive 

To get an understanding for the topic, it's important to know the differences between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. With all-wheel drive systems, power is provided to the front and rear wheels at the same time. Many modern options provide two different forms of it. One is where power continuously goes to all the wheels while driving, while the other will operate in two-wheel or front wheel drive and only deliver power to all four when needed. This driving mode operates automatically, though some vehicles have select driving modes you can choose from, but for the most part, you can be assured it is there and the system will function to deliver power to all the wheels.

With four-wheel drive, you're also sending power and torque to all four wheels to increase traction, but generally speaking, four-wheel drive models are favorable for those who are driving on rugged terrain and on various surfaces like snow, loose sand, dirt, mud and gravel. There's also a full and part time four-wheel drive system, as the full time provides power on a continuous basis and the part time give the wheel power when needed. Four-wheel drive is a standout for someone who goes off the beaten path, and is going to be driving in a variety of different elements. It's not as smooth as all-wheel drive is in those scenarios, but the added toughness is what people who these types of drivetrains cater to is what makes it appealing.

Hyundai HTRAC All-Wheel Drive

With Hyundai's all-wheel drive system HTRAC, you're going to find unique options for all the vehicles that come equipped with it in our showroom. This is a part-time system where the wheels are engaged when needed automatically, and on models like the Sonata, this feature comes in handy because the sedan does not always need all four wheels getting power, and helps with overall efficiency. On our selection of Hyundai crossovers and SUVs, all-wheel drive options provide continuous power to all four wheels. Regardless of which all-wheel drive Hyundai you're driving, you can do so with confidence that it will provide the right grip, traction and control you need.

Hyundai Vehicles with All-Wheel Drive Available

There are multiple models here in our showroom that offer all-wheel drive across select or all trims available. They are the:

  • Hyundai Sonata
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Learn More About All-Wheel Drive Models at Colonial Hyundai

If you'd like to discover all-wheel drive options on new Hyundai vehicles, our team would be happy to provide you with all the details you need, answer any questions and set up a test drive at your convenience so contact us or stop by and see us soon.

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    4423 W Lincoln Hwy
    Downingtown, PA 19335

    • Sales: (877) 856-1995
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