I have read that "Real Time 4WD" is not as reliable in the CRV as AWD is in a Subaru. I have a steep, winding, icy driveway in winter and need something as good as my Nissan Pathfinder was.

Asked by Oct 16, 2010 at 11:47 PM about the 2001 Honda CR-V LX AWD

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have read that the CRV "Real Time 4WD" is not reliable on an icy incline. Tests
show that the rear tires do not get enough torque with "Real Time" to help much
on ice. I have a steep, winding, icy driveway in winter and need something as
good as my (now deceased) Nissan Pathfinder was. In your opinion would the
Subaru Outback or Forester AWD be better on an icy 15-17% grade than a CRV
with Real Time 4WD. I also always buy manual transmission vehicles because of
the cabin in the woods with snowy, muddy access in winter.

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I would prob agree. Because the awd drive systems are different. the daul pump awd system on the cr-v allows the front wheels to slip first before the rear wheels will engage. Subaru awd system is always four wheels sharing power i think and subaru has been doing awd forever so you know itll be good. regardless, i've seen cr-v's do well in tough conditions

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Thank you Adam. I think I will look into purchase of a used Forester.

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The 4WD has the option to turn off traction control to allow you to slip out of slippery situations.

"Slip Out" is contrary to what I would expect you would want. If a wheel is allowed to spin, that wheel will get the power and you will not be able to drive out of your predicament. What am I missing?

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i have a CRV 4WD real time but the back wheel doesnt engage in snow road hill? is that normal or there is a probl with back differential wheels

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