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What You Need To Know About AWD, 4WD, SUVs & Trucks When Deciding

What You Need To Know About AWD, 4WD, SUVs & Trucks When Deciding

As your local Honda dealer here in Ocala, FL, our teams here at Honda of Ocala would like to help you in your search for the perfect vehicle that suits your lifestyle and needs. Below, we are providing you with information regarding All-Wheel-Drive, 4-Wheel-Drive, equipped Hondas and some differences between SUVs and Trucks to help you figure out which vehicles best suit you. After digging into the information below, feel free to make the short trip over from The Villages, FL so that we may assist you in your quest for the vehicle that uniquely suits you.

The Hondas That Feature AWD

Simply put, All-Wheel Drive is what gives vehicles the capability of providing power to all of its wheels. AWD comes in handy when it comes to maneuvering all types of tricky weather conditions, namely snow. When presented with inclement weather, drivers of vehicles with AWD can enjoy advantages such as better acceleration and traction as well as easier towing and overall handling. Of Hondas vast lineup of SUVs, Crossovers and Trucks, the following four vehicles are the ones that feature Honda’s AWD system: CR-V, HR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline.

Specifically, AWD is available on the following trim levels of these models:

Honda CR-V
LX, EX, EX-L and Touring

Honda HR-V
LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L

Honda Pilot
LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring

Honda Ridgeline
Sport, RTL, RTL-T

And comes as standard equipment on these:

Honda HR-V

Honda Pilot

Honda Ridgeline
RTL-E, Black Edition

All-Wheel Drive vs. 4-Wheel-Drive

Frequently, All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD) get used interchangeably, which is probably because they seem like they do the same thing. While it’s easy to understand where the confusion between the two stems from, it’s important to know how these two differ when it comes to shopping for your vehicle with AWD or 4WD capability.

In a nutshell, 4WD is a system that provides power to all four wheels in equal measure, which means each wheel spins at the same rate. This is handy for maneuvering terrain that’s rough and low-traction and is more commonly found in vehicles that are intended for off-road application. For everyday use on the road, however, this system isn’t very driver-friendly. Because it sends equal power to all four wheels, it makes simple tasks like turning around very challenging, since turning typically requires that the wheels of a vehicle move at different rates.

A little more complex and much more recent, the AWD system is found on far more vehicles due to its road-friendly usability. Similar to 4WD, vehicles with AWD provide power to all four wheels. The difference is that AWD varies the amount of power it sends to each wheel, which allows it to be better for everyday situations and conditions.

SUVs vs. Trucks

To further help you in your quest to narrow down your vehicle interests, we’re providing you with some helpful information on the differences between SUVs and Trucks.

Whether you’re headed where the fish are biting with your boat in tow or en route with the family for some fun Christmas tree shopping, trucks are built to handle it all. With a truck, many concerns, such as interior damage, height restriction and door clearance are pretty much erased due to the flexibility of an easy-to-clean truck bed that can handle tons of cargo with ease.

SUVs definitely boast fantastic cargo room, as well, but with the restrictions of height and interior materials that can’t easily be cleaned. However, SUVs do have the leg-up when it comes to a passenger-focused experience, what with more interior options and passenger space.

In-Person Experience at Honda of Ocala

Ultimately, the choice of AWD or 4WD as well as SUV or Truck truly depends on your unique needs and desires. Our friendly sales associates here at Honda of Ocala are more than happy to explore these decisions with you in your scheduled test drive. After exploring our extensive inventory of new and used Honda cars for sale, don’t hesitate to head on over from Gainesville so that you can experience everything in person!