is AWD automatic on toyota matrix

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Asked by Aug 03, 2012 at 07:43 PM about the 2006 Toyota Matrix AWD

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The Base and XR are AWD and the XRS is FWD.

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what I meant was does it go into AWD automatically or do you have to push a button

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AWD is always engaged, hence AWD, just like FWD. If your vehicle was a 4WD that would mean you have a choice of 2WD or 4WD.

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Dynasg is correct, it is controlled automatically by taking input from the wheel sensors that will detect wheel slippage and put the power to the correct wheel or wheels to control the vehicle. No driver input is required.

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Let's clarify. There was the base 2wd manual or auto There was the XR 2wd manual or auto There was the XR 4WD which only available in auto The XRS to the best of my recall was only available in manual initially. The 4WD as noted is a 2 WD car until wheel slippage is detected and then the transfer takes place. My experience with one of the very first 4WD was the OEM tires sucked badly in the snow and I found I had to induce wheel spin to get the backs to come in and the car would then corner better. When I changed to Michelin Harmony tires I had a little tank in my hands.

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can i make my Toyota Matrix 4WD in to 2WD if yes what do i need to do do your help is highly appreciated or if you can send me solution on my emial samiullah.samir@gmail.com

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Is the 2003 matrix 4wd works full time ? I noticed that my works on and off .. is that normal ?

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To keep it simple for the non-gearheaded, as a rule, if a car or SUV is marketed as "ALL WHEEL DRIVE" or AWD, it is either always in 4WD with no way to put it in 2WD, or it switches from 2WD to 4WD automatically as needed. When they call it "four wheel drive," you have to switch between 2WD and 4WD manually. This isn't a hard and fast rule, but if you think of AWD as being an automatic 4WD system without levers, buttons, or switches to operate, you've got the jist of it. (Therefore, 4WD operation is "automatic" on the AWD Matrix.)

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