AWD and 4WD at Keyes Toyota


Keyes Toyota is about as inclusive as it can get when it comes to the different kinds of vehicles that drivers in the Van Nuys, CA area tend to gravitate to. From compact sedans, such as the 2017 Toyota Corolla, to large minivans, such as the 2016 Toyota Sienna, we can cater to all tastes and preferences. In addition to the body style and model of the car, we also have many different drivetrains to choose from. One of the choices you might have to make is whether or not you prefer All-Wheel-Drive or Four-Wheel-Drive. Both are unique in their own way and have their pros and cons for certain driving terrains. It all just depends on what your lifestyle calls for.

Differences Between AWD and 4WD

When deciding whether or not you prefer AWD versus 4WD, it is important to know the difference between the two. 4WD is when the power is split between the front and rear axles. 4WD is typically found in off-roading vehicles, or vehicles that have all-terrain capabilities. AWD is when power is split between the front and rear axles, as well as the center differentials. 4WD is typically found on larger vehicles, such as SUVs or trucks. AWD is more suited for cars. The biggest difference between the two is that while 4WD can normally be switched off, AWD cannot always be switched off, which lowers the fuel economy but also is more suited for all road conditions.

Suitable Terrains and Vehicles

AWD is good for all terrains, which includes rainy or slippery road conditions. AWD can respond right away without the turn of a switch, which is great for unexpected road conditions. 4WD is important great for rugged drivers who plan on using the vehicle for off-roading. You can find plenty of models at Keyes Toyota that employ either of these options. You can find AWD on the 2017 Toyota Highlander, as well as a 2017 Toyota Tacoma. If you are interested in getting 4WD you can find it on vehicles such as s 2016 Toyota Sequoia or a 2016 Toyota Tundra.

Keyes Toyota has plenty of Van Nuys area vehicles to choose from no matter what you may have in mind. We have Toyota dealers that can answer any questions you have about the drivetrains, features, or any other aspects of a new car that you may have. Stop by our Toyota service center and get maintenance done on your vehicle as well. We are located at 5855 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys CA, 91401 and are easily reached if you live in Los Angeles, Glendale, Northridge, or any of the surrounding areas. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. We can’t wait to see you soon!