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4WD vs. FWD – What’s the Difference

Four-Wheel Drive vs Front-Wheel Drive
There are a variety of drivetrains available in modern cars, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Two of the main configurations are four-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. While the main difference lies in efficiency and handling, some drivers may prefer one over the other.

Four-Wheel Drive

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Front-Wheel Drive

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Four-Wheel Drive

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Four-wheel drive is generally used for off-roading and with inclement road conditions such as slick pavement. The system adds a significant amount of weight to a vehicle, resulting in lower fuel economy. Modern vehicles generally feature full-time or part-time systems. The former allows the system to switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive automatically. Part-time requires the driver to manually switch between the two.
So, which Mitsubishi models come with each configuration?

To keep things simple, all Mitsubishi models come with standard front-wheel drive. The Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport, however, feature available four-wheel drive systems that increase their overall capability, versatility, and reliability on all road conditions.

Now in its final year, the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is in a class of its own. The compact sports car features front-wheel drive with an available all-wheel drive configuration. All-wheel drive is active at all times and can’t be turned off like four-wheel drive.

Stop in at Don Robinson Mitsubishi to see which drivetrain works best for your lifestyle!

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