The Difference Between AWD vs 4WD Download

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  • Published on Apr 16, 2018

  • What's the difference between all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive? 4WD is not on all the time, under normal conditions, only the rear wheels drive the vehicle forward, while the front wheels spin freely. To activate a modern four-wheel drive system, the driver has to push a button or pull a lever to engage it. But four-wheel drive isn't meant to be on all the time so you have to know when to turn it on and when to turn it off. AWD is on all the time, and mostly used in cars, and the computer manages the system. Just going down the highway, the system will send most of the power to the rear wheels, for maximum fuel efficiency, if the road condition changes, such as rain or snow, the system adapts and evenly distributes the power evenly to all 4 wheels, so you have maximum drive grip, with little to no chance of wheel spin. 2WD Cars are less complex than those with AWD or 4WD, and their simpler drivetrains mean improved fuel economy in the long run. In general, cars equipped with 2-wheel drive get better gas mileage than models that use all-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. Thanks for watching ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wonderworld.... ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact us me.


  • Wonder World
    Wonder World 1 year ago (edited)

    I love my AWD Subaru Outback, I just hate the poor fuel performance in suburb driving. it has been fully serviced recently, carbon clean, oil, filters, plugs etc. just cannot seem to get better than 350-375 klms per 60 Ltr tank.

  • DJQ 15
    DJQ 15 1 year ago

    This video is sponsored by Subaru.

  • #1NewEnGlandR -
    #1NewEnGlandR - 1 year ago

    Thought I was going to learn something here lol

  • Noureddine Elaroussi
    Noureddine Elaroussi 9 months ago

    I was watching a long Subaru add!

  • Nen Keys
    Nen Keys 3 days ago

    I had the VW Tiguan 4Motion for 8 years...and now I just got the new KONA 2019 Ultimate AWD with a 4x4 option. Thanks for this video, it's very helpful. It doesn't give too much details but I don't need to know all technicalities and complicated engineering. I just need to know when and not to use/activate the 4x4 option. I haven't got time to read the manual because I fall asleep every time I see black and white text : ) :D xx

  • Bill Anastasiou
    Bill Anastasiou 1 hour ago

    Hi, This is only on cars that are capable of having an all-wheel on all the time, such as your Subaru and some other cars out there, But all other all-wheel drive cars such as Ford Escapes, Hyundai Santa Fe Rav-4 the Nissan Rogue so on and so forth can not have the all-wheel-drive on all the time, this can only be done up to a certain speed.. Am I wrong??

  • Francisco Martinez
    Francisco Martinez 1 year ago

    Literally driving home from work and I'm at

  • annie johnson
    annie johnson 5 months ago

    Bed time story Subaru edition

  • Jeffrey Bodean
    Jeffrey Bodean 21 hours ago

    You came from outback.

  • b.x.b L.J
    b.x.b L.J 1 week ago

    Love my t30 x trail. 2wd with an AWD switch

  • Richard Hopkins
    Richard Hopkins 1 year ago

    If you are spinning your tires ALL THE TIME in 2wd when it's raining, either you need some new tires, ORRRR .... Quit stomping on the gas when it's raining like that.. Maybe even both.. You will find that using common sense while driving, makes a significant difference

  • Thomas McGinnis
    Thomas McGinnis 5 months ago

    Not so good on engine size/configurations -- a "4 cylinder" versus a "6 cylinder"? Eeek! Nice graphics, though.

  • DJ W
    DJ W 4 months ago

    Very little information for this title. Btw, if you buy a newer Subaru, you get much better fuel economy thank your 15 years old one.

  • Golan Klinger
    Golan Klinger 1 year ago

    This explanation is not accurate.

  • Youtube Comments
    Youtube Comments 3 weeks ago

    I had an evo8 awd. When I switch lanes while stepping on it I lose traction. Granted I had a 500whp like everyone else with an eco.

  • Gu Nesnaj
    Gu Nesnaj 1 month ago

    All,wheel drive should be the best of both worlds, more,fuel efficient under normal circumstances when you don't need 4wd

  • Honda Power of Dreams
    Honda Power of Dreams 22 hours ago

    Its car not ca

  • Rushi Goswami
    Rushi Goswami 2 months ago

    In AWD your spare tire starts spinning as well in 4WD it doesn't simple.

  • TheJanka51
    TheJanka51 1 month ago


  • Andruhevich
    Andruhevich 1 year ago

    Mate, what are you on about?.There are full time 4wd vehicles. Look at Toyota range. The difference is that 4WD have low range while AWD only have high range. MOST of AWD are predominantly run on front wheels only. Rear wheels are engaged when certain conditions are met. Wheel spin has nothing to do with 4WD or AWD. This depends on what type differentials are used and traction control if equipped. Shitty AWD will spin one tyre. Good 4WD will not spin one wheel. Subaru cars have fancy diff and traction control settings which prevents single wheel spin. There are AWD cars that are over 2,5 tonnes in weight and have far more complex drive train then a conventional 4WD. Delete this video and dont confuse people.