Here’s what you need to know about AWD vs. 4WD


Winter is fast approaching, and one of the more common options for combating slippery conditions is sending power to all four wheels by means of four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. But what’s the difference between the two? As luck would have it, Engineering Explained’s Jason Fenske (along with his trusty whiteboard) has a new video diving into the key details differentiating these two traction-aiding setups.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-awd-vs-4wd