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Which Volkswagen Models are AWD?

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan parked on road
Are you in the market for a new Volkswagen with AWD? You’ve probably heard of VW 4MOTION® AWD but maybe you’re not quite sure what it is. The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside in Countryside can help. Volkswagen offers a plethora of vehicles with 4MOTION® VW AWD, like the Volkswagen Golf AWD. Keep reading to learn more about the 4MOTION® AWD system and which VW models have AWD, and then head into The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside to find the best VW AWD Volkswagen for you.


AWD vs. 4WD: How Do They Compare? 

The purpose of all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems is to improve traction on the road. While they essentially share the same purpose, there are a few differences that set the two systems apart: 

  • Turn On/Turn Off: AWD is always on and automatically adjusting the amount of engine power sent to the wheels. You can turn 4WD on and off as you see fit for driving conditions. 
  • Vehicle Types: You will usually see AWD on cars and crossover SUVs. 4WD is more common on trucks and vehicles designed for off-roading. 
  • Cost & Weight: All-wheel drive systems are usually lighter and less costly than four-wheel drive systems. 

Currently, no VW models feature traditional 4WD. While 4MOTION® delivers benefits of both 4WD and AWD, it’s technically an all-wheel drive system.

What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® AWD?

Let’s start with the basics. VW AWD is an intuitive drive system that doesn’t ever need to be turned on or off. AWD automatically adjusts the power to the different wheels for better traction on Chicago roads. While all tires are engaged, the system will distribute about 90% of power to the front axle and about 10% to the rear axle.

Volkswagen 4MOTION® AWD is a more efficient version of standard AWD and includes some great features of both AWD and 4WD. It still detects which tires need more power based on which ones are getting the most traction, but the 4MOTION® AWD system also uses a special feature of 4WD. When the road conditions level off, the system automatically reverts back to either FWD or RWD, which helps with fuel economy by minimizing the power output.

Which VW AWD Models come with 4MOTION® AWD?

Volkswagen offers many of its vehicles with 4MOTION® AWD, giving LaGrange drivers lots of different size options. These Volkswagen vehicles come with 4MOTION® AWD:

  • Volkswagen Arteon
  • Volkswagen Atlas
  • Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
  • Volkswagen Golf R
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

Find Your Next VW AWD Vehicle at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside Today

The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside has a huge selection of new and pre-owned Volkswagen vehicles for customers around the Naperville area. Whether you are looking for a Tiguan Limited, new Atlas, or other Volkswagen AWD cars, you’ll find your Volkswagen AWD at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside. Check out our new vehicle specials. You can even get a car with zero down! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Our experienced and friendly team is always happy to help. What are you waiting for? Contact us today.

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