Both All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) systems are built to provide better traction, control and maneuverability to a vehicle in all-weather conditions. However there are some differences that are good to know.
All-Wheel Drive systems help to increase your traction and ability to accelerate in slippery conditions, such as the snowy roads during a typical Colorado winter. AWD systems use a central differential or dual-clutch system to route torque to a wheel that’s starting to slip whether it’s in the front axle or the back. AWD delivers increased traction under normal winter conditions and/or light off-roading and provide the fewest number of compromises in ride and fuel economy. It has the advantage of either powering all four wheels on a continuous basis or automatically controlling which wheel gets the additional torque needed to provide you control and stability.
Four-Wheel Drive systems operate as a full-time AWD system does, with all four wheels receiving power on a continuous basis. 4WD systems are generally found in trucks and SUVs and have a higher than average ground clearance making them better suited for managing steep grades, uneven terrain, and very deep snow. 4WD is good for heavy-duty applications like towing or carrying heavy loads, but it's also a heavier drain on your fuel economy in normal driving conditions. There are also part-time 4WD systems which give the driver a greater amount of control over where and how the power is delivered
In Summary AWD systems are an excellent choice for Northern Colorado's four-season weather, providing reliable traction on wet and snowy roads. They also offer the advantage of better fuel economy and a comfortable ride. If you're considering a Hyundai with HTRAC AWD, you can expect even more precise control and enhanced performance in varying conditions
On the other hand, 4WD might be the preferred option if you reside in a remote area, frequently encounter extreme weather conditions, or have a passion for serious off-roading. It provides the utmost capability when tackling rugged terrain.
When it comes to Hyundai vehicles equipped with HTRAC AWD, you not only gain the benefits of AWD for everyday driving but also experience the added assurance of advanced technology tailored to maximize your vehicle's performance and efficiency, ensuring you're well-prepared for the diverse challenges of Northern Colorado's climate and terrain.
Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel-drive (AWD) system offers the combined capabilities of a 4WD system while maintaining the performance and fuel efficiency of front-wheel drive (FWD). This system ensures optimal handling in various driving conditions.
Driving Modes: Drivers have the flexibility to choose from three driving modes to tailor the AWD system's performance:
1) Comfort Mode: In this mode, power is distributed approximately 70% to the front wheels and 30% to the rear wheels, providing stable control in all weather conditions. 2) Smart or Eco Mode: The majority of power is directed to the front wheels, emphasizing improved fuel efficiency, making it ideal for everyday driving. 3) Sport Mode: Up to 50% of the torque is sent to the rear wheels in Sport mode, enhancing dynamic control and agility, particularly during spirited driving.
Adaptive Control: HTRAC AWD is equipped with intelligent and adaptable features that automatically distribute power between the front and rear wheels based on factors like road conditions, wheel slip, and driver input. This dynamic control ensures optimal grip and handling.
Variable Torque Distribution: The system can precisely vary the torque sent to each wheel, enhancing control and stability, especially during acceleration and when navigating challenging terrain.
Enhanced Traction: HTRAC AWD is designed to deliver outstanding traction on slippery or uneven surfaces, making it well-suited for adverse weather conditions such as rain and snow. It also benefits off-road enthusiasts by improving grip on rugged terrain.
Fuel Efficiency: Hyundai's HTRAC system is engineered to minimize fuel consumption while offering the advantages of AWD. It can operate predominantly in FWD mode to conserve fuel when AWD traction is unnecessary.
Hyundai's HTRAC AWD system provides a versatile and efficient solution for a wide range of driving conditions, ensuring both stability and fuel economy.
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