Fall is in full effect which only means one thing: Winter is coming! All-wheel-drive or not to AWD is the question ringing in everyone’s mind, I’m sure, as the winter months close in on us.
I would normally say, “It probably depends on where you live.” But considering that we’re all New Englanders, we already know that answer!
The next question to consider is this:
Is All Wheel Drive (AWD) or Four Wheel Drive (4WD) that much safer and worth the roughly $2,000? It does give you two extra drive wheels – but is it worth it?
AWD and 4WD are often referred to interchangeably, but they do operate differently and can be found on different vehicles.
For the majority of us dealing with potholes, unpaved roads, and frost heaves, I would consider AWD and 4WD. Either option helps with traction when it rains or snows, and should be high on your list of must-have car options.
Stay safe out there!