All-Wheel Drive Vs. Four-Wheel Drive

If you're looking to buy a new Hyundai, there are a lot of things to think about. It is important that your next vehicle provides enough room for you and your family, has good safety ratings, and offers engaging tech features, just to name a few. Another area you shouldn't overlook is the drivetrain as this will play a big role in your driving experience (especially if you live in an area where it rains or snows often).Two choices that are available on many new and used Hyundai models are all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD).

The Differences Between AWD and 4WD

AWD and 4WD sound like they do same thing, but they are actually quite different. With 4WD, all four wheels of your vehicle get power at all times. This comes in handy for off-road activities because it enhances traction on rocky or uneven terrain. which allows you to have top-notch handling on wet or slippery roads. With AWD, however, torque is delivered to the wheels only when it is needed. When it pours here in Fort Myers, you will appreciate the available AWD in your Hyundai Tucson and how it improves your overall traction.


  •  Power split equally to all four wheels
  •  Ideal for off-road activities
  •  Can be turned off and on


  •  Power split unevenly to all four wheels
  •  Improved handling in wet or snowy conditions
  •  Always on 

Best Driving Conditions for AWD and 4WD

To figure out which drivetrain is right for you, think about the type of driving you do on a regular basis. If your typical day consists of going to and from work, picking up the kids from school, and running errands, all-wheel drive is probably the best way to go. However, if you enjoy exploring some unpaved parts of our area, four-wheel drive could be the better option. This is also a good choice if you take frequent road trips and encounter weather conditions we don't usually have to worry about here in Florida, like snow or ice.

Test Drive Both Types of Drivetrains

If you are still not sure which drivetrain to go with, come talk to one of our sales representatives at Hyundai dealership near Naples, FL. We will give you additional information about AWD and 4WD and let you test drive different vehicles. This will let you experience the difference between the two and help you find the right Hyundai for you and your family. You can also explore your Hyundai financing options as well.


O'Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers

2850 Colonial Blvd
Directions Fort Myers, FL 33966

  • Sales: 239-312-5919
  • Service: 239-232-6416
  • Parts: 239-232-6433

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