Which Honda Models Offer All-Wheel Drive?
All-wheel drive (AWD) is an incredibly useful feature to have on your vehicle. You can feel confident during a Michigan snowstorm or go off-roading at your favorite park. Below we discuss the benefits of all-wheel drive, explain two unique all-wheel drive systems Honda offers, and list the models that have all-wheel drive available.
What Is the Benefit of Having All-Wheel Drive?
With an all-wheel drive system, power is distributed to all four wheels using a pair of differentials at the axles that split the power from the front and back wheels. Since all four wheels get power from the engine, they can all compensate when one starts to slip. All-wheel drive is extremely beneficial during icy conditions because it improves traction when it’s needed the most. It’s also great to have for towing purposes and overall handling.
Honda Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Systems
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System
This system works by variably and dynamically sensing the amount of torque needed by each axle and sending power accordingly. Depending on traction sensing at each wheel, it also distributes power to those wheels that need it the most.
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
This system works by using sensors at the rear axle. If the system detects a loss of traction at the back wheels, it will begin diverting power to the rear wheels. While Real Time AWD may not be as dynamic as i-VTM4™, this is a perfect system for midsize SUVs and crossovers.
Honda Models That Offer All-Wheel Drive
From a distinctive profile and high-strength structure to clever cargo configurations and futuristic technology, the Honda HR-V is made for adventure. Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available on LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L models.
With a combination of refinement, efficiency, and practicality the Honda CR-V is setting the bar for compact crossovers. Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available on LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trims.
The Honda Pilot is sporty, accommodating and spacious — everything you want in a modern family SUV. The i-VTM4™ AWD system is available on LX, EX, EX-L, Special Edition, Touring and standard on Elite.
Adventurous, rugged, and ready to help you get out and explore – the Honda Passport lets you and your family make memories that last a lifetime. To help you go where other SUVs fear to tread, the Passport is available with Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive on Sport, EX-L, and Touring trims and comes standard on Elite models.