Last post on Feb 25, 2009 at 12:24 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, SUV
#777 of 782 Re: [rfrf]
Feb 20, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Just like magic! Since my last post (#775 of 776 Re: [blueiedgod] by rfrf Feb 20, 2009 (10:26 am), I received the following from T:
"Yes, at speeds above 25 mph the Electronic on-demand full-time 4WD will transmit drive torque to the real wheel if the system senses slippage to the front wheels."
I guess the T rep must have needed some time to check specs ... or someone in T management must be an Edmunds forum reader!
#778 of 782 Re: [rsholland]
Feb 20, 2009 (8:57 pm)
Yes, Bob, I didn't explain that correctly. I meant to say that once over 25 mph the system reverted to front wheel drive with the automatic ability bring the rear wheels into play if sensing slipping.
Feb 23, 2009 (10:23 am)
Whenever the brakes are applied in “Auto” or ”Lock” mode, 4WD is cancelled to optimize the benefits of ABS and enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
Sounds very part-time-ish to me.
Just like Hyundai.
Feb 25, 2009 (9:31 am)
Also take note that some of the world's fastest cars (Porsche 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R, Bugatti Veyron, etc.) all employ full-time AWD. Now granted, those cars are in a much different league, but the point is the "performance" benefits of full-time AWD do trickle down to more mundane vehicles as well.
Those vehicles are primarily RWD, or the AWD unit favors RWD unless there is complete slippage, even then, I don't think they send more than 50% to the front.
Toyota, Audi, Honda, Hyundai.... are primarily FWD vehicles.
The addition of power to he front wheels in a RWD vehicle yields advantage, than addition of power to the rear wheels in a FWD vehicle.
#781 of 782 Re: [blueiedgod]
Feb 25, 2009 (10:33 am)
The addition of power to he front wheels in a RWD vehicle yields (greater?) advantage, than addition of power to the rear wheels in a FWD vehicle.
For every rule there is an exception. May I nominate the WRX STi and/or Mitsubishi Evo?
#782 of 782 Re: [blueiedgod]
Feb 25, 2009 (12:24 pm)
They're all full-time AWD, with a RWD bias, usually around 30/70 - 40/60, front/rear. That F/R bias may shift, depending on driving conditions.