how do I find out if my 2012 Ford Escape is 4x4 like the disctiption said ?

Asked by May 04, 2015 at 12:34 PM about the 2012 Ford Escape

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look underneath you should see axles going to both front wheels and a driveline headed to the rear end. I don't believe it is a true 4X4 but one of those AWD units, a computer senses for wheel slippage while going down the road and applies more power to those that don't slip. if it was a true 4X4 you would have selectors inside the vehicle that let you chose 4X4 HI 4X4 low 2WD etc.

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Go off the pavement to a sandy road somewhere & spin the tires in 4X4 mode. Take a friend to watch. You will feel & see all 4 tires dig-in & leave marks in the sand.

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AWD is not 4WD. AWD only helps on hard excelleration or handling in the rain. Like BMW's X drive it powers oppisite crisscross-cross corner tires. Mainly for traction control & handling. Called DSC dynamic stability control.

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