All-Wheel-Drive vs. Four-Wheel-Drive at Ubersox of Iowa County Serving Madison, WI

At Ubersox of Iowa County, we offer a complete inventory of new Chrysler vans, Dodge cars, Jeep® SUVS, and RAM trucks for local drivers to choose from. We understand that when someone walks into our dealership, they are looking for a vehicle that offers capability, performance, efficiency, and in-car technology. Our team offers a long list of exciting and dynamic new coupes, sedans, SUVs, crossovers, trucks, and vans that offer all that and more! Many of our exciting new models feature either all-wheel our four-wheel drive. Keep reading to find out what these drivetrains can do for you and your vehicle.


While the terms "all-wheel drive (AWD)" and "four-wheel drive (4WD)" are often used interchangeably, there are concrete differences between the two drivetrains. While the basics of two systems may be similar, they are constructed with different uses in mind. Typically, AWD drivetrains feature front, rear, and center differentials that send power to each of the four wheels. For the most part, AWD has been featured on smaller cars or crossovers that ride lower to the ground in order to provide a performance boost. A 4WD drivetrain features two differentials and a transfer case that provides power to all four wheels. 4WD is typically found on higher-riding SUVs and pickup trucks. Both AWD and 4WD can be used to increase traction in slippery and inclement weather conditions, but their purposes extend beyond that.


Drivers who are looking for an all-wheel drive vehicle are typically drivers who are looking for a vehicle that provides better traction and overall performance on paved roads. When a vehicle is equipped with all-wheel drive, it offers better acceleration, increased traction, and dynamic performance to improve both driving and handling. Certain models, like the 2016 Dodge Charger and 2016 Dodge Challenger, are great choices for such vehicles. If you're looking for a vehicle that excels in hauling and towing as well as one that offers increased capability when driving off-road or through snow, sand, dirt, mud or rough terrain, a four-wheel drive model is a great choice. These vehicles are built to handle pretty much any road surface or condition in a capable and comfortable manner. The entire 2016 Jeep SUV lineup as well as a number of other SUVs or trucks fit this mold.


Here at our Jeep dealership serving Madison, WI, we want to make sure that we provide vehicles that can handle any weather or road situation. Our team can help you find the most capable and well-equipped vehicle to fit your driving needs and style. Head on down to our Barneveld, WI Jeep dealership to speak to a member of our team and to check our entire lineup of new cars, trucks, and SUVs to find the right new model and drivetrain for you. We hope to see you soon!

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