what is the difference between AWD and 4WD ?

sophia664
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Asked by sophia664 Jul 19, 2012 at 07:53 PM about the 1996 Honda CR-V

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Tom Demyan
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This link will give you a very detailed description between the two....http://www.motortrend.com/features/consumer/1105_4wd_vs_awd/viewall.html

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Jonathan Ford
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AWD is always on...4WD you have the option to turn on and off

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CRVGURU
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AWD in the crv balances traction between the tires so the do not slip. 4WD version allows you to turn off the traction control to allow the tires to slip - which is what you need to do if trying to move car out of an muddy, slippery, or icy patch. Contrary to Jonathan's post - you do not have the option to turn off the 4WD, only the traction control.

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