Do you really need all-wheel drive (AWD)? When is it handy to have? Why is it better than 2WD?
These are some of the questions we get asked and it’s no surprise, AWD is a function that a growing percentage of new cars either come with as standard, or is available with higher-spec models.
Like anything, there are pluses and minuses with going AWD.
This excellent CNET video explains the background of AWD/4WD development, how the systems work, and the positives and negatives with going all-wheel drive…