History, Facts & More: 4WD vs. AWD


The automotive industry as a whole has an incredible history to it, that dates back to more than one hundred years ago. Going through the history alone, you see exactly how cars evolve.

The idea of four-wheel drive has existed for much longer than you might give it credit for! Four-wheel drive has existed as far back as the early 1900’s, whereas its counterpart, all-wheel drive didn’t come into the scene until the 1960’s. This dramatic time gap isn’t the only incredible difference between two such similar commodities.

The two operate almost opposite of each other. For example, AWD is on all the time, whereas 4WD is on optionally. Even in older vehicles, you would have to manually get out of your car and lock your wheels into 4WD.

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