What is the difference? 4X4 & AWD ??? (1 Viewer)

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I know that AWD is full time and 4X4 is switch back and forth .. but it seems like AWD is less desirable than a 4X4... why is that?? Can one of the car guys here inform me ... Thanks
 

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AWD is for road driving for the most part, thats why its on cars instead of trucks mainly
 
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AWD is for road driving for the most part, thats why its on cars instead of trucks mainly
I just cant understand why AWD is not listed as All Time 4X4 ... is there a difference?? The car salesmen tell me that its either full time or switchable .... if thats the case then why is 4X4 more desireable then AWD....???? I just cant see the reason.....
 

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I just cant understand why AWD is not listed as All Time 4X4 ... is there a difference?? The car salesmen tell me that its either full time or switchable .... if thats the case then why is 4X4 more desireable then AWD....???? I just cant see the reason.....
Most AWD systems are glorified front wheel drive cars with a tiny drive shaft giving some power to the rear wheels. All 4WD vehicles are set up like rear wheel drive vehicles with at least 50% of the power going to the rear wheels under normal driving. Subaru and Audi have superior AWD systems. All the rest are pretty week.
 

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