Which Honda Vehicles Have All-Wheel Drive?
More and more buyers understand how valuable it is to drive a vehicle with all-wheel drive. No matter if you’re facing nasty weather conditions or heading off-road to explore a new vacation spot, there’s no denying the benefits of having the capability of an all-wheel drive system. Germain Honda of Dublin has assembled this in-depth guide that will give you a better idea of the benefits of all-wheel drive, a breakdown of how the two Honda all-wheel drive systems operate, and a list of current Honda models available with all-wheel drive.
What Are the Advantages of Having All-Wheel Drive?
When your vehicle is equipped with an all-wheel drive system, power is sent to all four wheels via two differentials located at the front and rear axles. Since all four wheels receive power from the engine, they have the ability to adjust where power is sent if wheel slippage is detected. AWD is also especially useful for help in slippery conditions due to its ability to gain traction when you need it the most. Overall, you’ll experience advantages in handling across all types of road surface conditions and also while you’re towing.
Honda Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Systems
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System
A unique characteristic of this advanced system is its ability to sense the amount of torque required from each axle and then distributes the power accordingly. Once it’s determined how much traction each wheel needs, power is then sent to the wheels which are slipping.
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
Thanks to sensors on the rear axle, this groundbreaking system is able to detect a loss of traction on the back wheels. In an effort to maintain grip, it will then send power towards the rear wheels to prevent further traction loss. Although Real Time AWD may not be as dynamic as i-VTM4™, it remains an excellent feature for midsize SUVs and crossovers.
Honda Models Available with All-Wheel Drive
With a compact profile, high-strength body structure, innovative cargo solutions, and cutting-edge technology — the Honda HR-V is perfect for urban environments Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available on LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L models.
With an outstanding combination of refinement, efficiency, and capability — the Honda CR-V is setting the standard for compact crossovers. Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available on LX, Special Edition, EX, EX-L and Touring trims.
The Honda Pilot is stylish, versatile, and packed with groundbreaking tech — everything you want in a modern family SUV. The i-VTM4™ AWD system is available on Sport, EX-L, Special Edition, and Touring and standard on TrailSport, Elite, and Black Edition.
Bold, rugged, and ready to help you get out and explore – the Honda Passport lets you and your family create lifelong memories. To help you go where other SUVs fear to venture, the Passport is available with Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive on EX-L trims and comes standard on TrailSport and Elite models.
The versatile and work-ready Honda Ridgeline can be equipped with the i-VTM4™ AWD system. It’s standard on the Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition.