All-wheel-drive is a great convenience to have in the winter, especially if you live around the Chicago area. All wheel control allows for easier maneuvering of snow covered roads and is great for a variety of other road conditions as well. With Honda’s new model lineup, there are four vehicles with the brand’s AWD system, the Ridgeline, CR-V, HR-V and the Honda Pilot.
What is the benefit of an AWD vehicle
All-wheel-drive provides power to each wheel individually with support from the front, rear and center differentials. In inclement weather, AWD allows for better accelerations due to equally distributed traction. It is also beneficial for towing purposes and overall handling. Another added benefit of AWD is the resale value. Used vehicles with AWD hold their value longer than those with front-wheel drive.
Does the Honda Ridgeline have permanent AWD?
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline as available permanent AWD on all of its trim levels. The system comes with intelligent traction management for selectable performance in four different modes. Based on need, drivers can change the traction management from Normal to Snow, Mud or Sand mode to provide the best possible grip on the road.
Which models of the Honda CR-V have AWD?
For 2016, the Honda CR-V is available in five trim levels. Each model of the CR-V lineup has a number of standard and available features for traction control and stability in various road conditions. This includes the brand’s real time AWD system with intelligent control. For superior traction, every model has the option for AWD and comes with standard features such as Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Brake Assist.
Is the Honda Pilot front-wheel or all-wheel-drive?
Drivers looking for the ultimate family vehicle should definitely test drive the 2016 Pilot. It comes standard with two-wheel drive but each trim has the option to add the intelligent variable torque management AWD system. On the EX, EX-L Touring and Elite models there is also a standard traction control system for snow, sand and mud.
Can hybrid models have AWD?
Hybrid vehicles are great for fuel economy and city driving, but what about performance in the snow during Chicago winters? Well, Honda has taken its hybrid, which is also a crossover with up to 57.6 cu.ft. of space, and added available AWD on models equipped with the continuously variable automatic transmission. See more details on the 2017 HR-V here.
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