AWD vs. 4WD


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Posted by LeeH on 2013-08-23 10:32:02 in reply to Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, or Subaru Outback? posted by Richard on 2013-08-22 19:44:46

Hey Richard,

All wheel drive is NOT 4 wheel drive. I mistakenly purchased an Acadia AWD thinking this would be ok for off road. I was very disappointed in AWD, and it let me down on several occasions.
I have since purchased a Toyota Forerunner, and it is the "answer" for me. The ground clearance is much better, and I can control the 4WD. The towing capability is awesome (7,500 lbs., I think) too!
Note: The Forerunner gas mileage is about the same as the Acadia.
As Bill mentioned, AWD might work great for your towing needs, but keep in mind: AWD vehicles are generally cars, not 4WD trucks, or SUV's!

$.02
Lee


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