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Differences Between Ford Intelligent 4WD and AWD Systems

What Ford Vehicles Feature 4WD or AWD Technologies?

For drivers that want the best possible driving experience no matter what terrain you encounter, you want Four-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive. However, for Ford lovers, you have the option of getting either or both – and it can be difficult to find out which one is right for you if you’re not a vehicle expert. Thankfully, our agents at Auction Direct USA are! Continue reading below to see what differences there are between these systems!

Ford Intelligent AWD Explored

The Ford Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system is an advanced drivetrain feature that monitors hundreds of different pieces of data to improve your overall driving experience. This allows you to enjoy greater handling and traction, as well as enjoy a variety of other benefits. Data pieces that are analyzed include:

  • Rate of Acceleration
  • Wheel Speed
  • Steering Wheel Angle
  • Accelerator Pedal Position

This information allows your vehicle to divert more torque to the rear wheels if it finds bad weather or road conditions, or all the power to the front wheels in normal driving conditions.

Vehicle driving through water and mud
Vehicle dropping in to a mud and water pool

Ford Intelligent 4WD System Explored

This system features many of the same benefits of the AWD system listed above, but it takes it a step further. The Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) system provides the ability to handle more rugged off-road conditions, such as rocks, mud, sand, and others more easily. Various forms of the Ford 4WD system also come with Ford Terrain Management, which calibrates and optimizes various performance systems to tackle more conditions. Examples of these conditions include:

  • Normal
  • Mud/Ruts
  • Sand
  • Snow/Gravel/Grass
  • Hill Descent Control

Which Ford Models Offer 4WD or AWD?

Examples of the models that offer 4WD and or AWD in the Ford lineup include:

  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Taurus
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Flex
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford F-Series Trucks (F-150 and Super Duty)

Read More: What Features are Found in the Ford Co-Pilot 360 Suite?

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So, if you’re looking for models that let you tackle the road and trail without worry, Ford models are the ones for you! To learn more about these models, or to take them for a test drive yourself, contact our dealership today!