What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?

2021 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL with 4MOTION

Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive uses advanced technology to give all-wheel drive systems an added boost of performance and handling. Learn more about this AWD Volkswagen innovation and how it can provide extra control on the roads in West Islip. 

AWD vs. 4WD: How Do They Compare? 

While all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems both work to increase traction, they don’t operate with the same drivetrain. Some key differences include: 

  • Vehicle Types: All-wheel drive is typically seen on cars and crossover SUVs, while four-wheel drive is more common for trucks and off-roading vehicles. 
  • Turn On/Turn Off: AWD automatically adjusts the amount of engine power sent to the wheels while 4WD can be turned on/off as needed. When 4WD is turned off, the vehicle uses RWD or FWD in its place.
  • Cost & Weight: All-wheel drive systems are usually lighter and less expensive than four-wheel drive systems, which is why they’re popular for everyday vehicles like sedans and crossovers in Huntington. 

4MOTION® combines the best aspects of both 4WD and AWD, but it is technically an all-wheel drive system. No new Volkswagen vehicles offer 4WD.

How Does 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive Work?

VW 4MOTION® AWD improves upon the typical all-wheel drive system by automatically sensing which tires need the most torque and adjusting accordingly. The Volkswagen AWD will distribute 90% power to the front axle and 10% to the rear, giving you the response of a FWD vehicle while still achieving maximum traction regardless of weather or road conditions in Oakdale. 

Weight is redistributed whenever a tire loses traction, providing optimal torque and control during your commute in Sayville. 4MOTION® also helps you conserve fuel by reducing the amount of power sent to the wheels, switching from FWD or RWD when needed. 

Which Volkswagen Vehicles Offer 4MOTION®? 

VW 4MOTION® is available on many new Volkswagen models, including: 

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