As snow and icy conditions approach, car buyers start thinking about improving their odds on the road with Volkswagen’s AWD vehicles. The friendly experts at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield can help you decide which VW model to choose.
All-wheel drive, or AWD, is distinct from front and rear-wheel drive, which use only two wheels to propel a vehicle. All the car’s wheels are employed using AWD, which comes in handy during unpredictable New England weather and on when driving on loose gravel or mud. Drivers like the added control and traction when torque is displaced to all the tires. That added torque and traction is also helpful for hauling and towing.
Advantages of VW AWD
With AWD, an electronic sensor sends the power to all four wheels and determines when all the wheels are needed. An AWD vehicle can accelerate better than a two-wheel-drive vehicle in inclement weather because the traction is equally distributed among all four tires. On a front-wheel drive vehicle, only two tires are doing the work. Also, he improved traction will lessen chances of getting stuck, and resale value is boosted for vehicles with AWD in areas with tough winters.
The biggest downside to AWD is overconfidence. Having AWD does not mean you can drive in the snow or rain as easily as you would on a dry road. AWD helps only with acceleration and traction. Braking distances and handling don’t change.
Director of the Bridgestone Driving School Mark Cox told Accuweather, “All-wheel drive creates a false sense of confidence.” When it comes to turning and stopping, he said, “all vehicles are created equal.”
Volkswagen offers many options for those who are looking for a different drivetrain than the usual front-wheel or rear-wheel drive.
Models with AWD at Speedcraft VW
- 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited
- 2017 and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
- 2017 Volkswagen Touareg
- 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
- 2018 Volkswagen Atlas
- 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Want to learn more about one of these options? Contact Speedcraft VW or drop by our store in Wakefield today.