Crv AWD or 4WD

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by acforn, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. acforn

    acforn Guest

    Gonna start looking at the new CRV. What is the main difference
    between the AWD and 4WD? Which is the best
    for economy? We don't go off the road , but we need traction for Pa.
    winters. Thank you for reading.
    acforn, Jun 14, 2008
  2. "Accord"ing to the Honda site

    There is no AWD. It's either 2WD or 4WD.
    Howard Lester, Jun 14, 2008
  3. acforn

    David Pribek Guest

    The CRV's are either 2WD or AWD. We have a 2007 AWD CRV and live
    in the Buffalo, NY area, where as you know we're familiar with the white
    stuff. We average around 23 mpg in all around driving and I recently
    averaged 27.5 mpg on a trip to Albany and back.

    The 2WD model will get better mileage, but I highly recommend the AWD
    model for peace of mind. BTW, it's a great little SUV!

    David Pribek, Jun 14, 2008
  4. acforn

    a Guest

    No, they are either 2WD or 4WD, with the 4WD being Honda's "Real Time
    4-Wheel Driveā„¢", which isn't either "true AWD" or "true 4WD" at all, but
    rather Honda PR bullshit for, "FWD until we think you need a little extra
    help from the rear tires".

    a, Jun 14, 2008
  5. acforn

    Tony Hwang Guest

    Subaru is full time true AWD. CRV is FWD and power start going to rear
    when wheels start slipping. My family has two Subaru and a CRV.
    Subaru with a set of winter tire is VERY good in the snow/slush/ice.
    CRV, I can feel when power starts going to the rear which is not instant.
    Tony Hwang, Jun 14, 2008
  6. acforn

    Todd H. Guest

    You might want to test drive a Subaru Outback or Forester while
    shopping. If your preferences were like mine (albeit I shopped in
    2001), you'll become part of the Subaru cult. The Subaru's felt so
    much more refined, and their performance in the snow (I'm in Chicago)
    is so wonderful it makes dealing with snow a happier thing. Subaru is
    true AWD and it's something they do in every one of their cars.

    This is among the reasons you see so many of em running around
    Colorado and the snow belt states.

    The CRV is a nice vehicle too, but do give a Subaru a spin to see what
    you think. I'm sure glad I did. The down side is that the high
    quality AWD does make a dent in fuel economy. If in your matrix of
    important stuff, fuel economy is more important than snow performance
    and interior refinement, then the CR-V may be more to your liking.
    Todd H., Jul 16, 2008
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