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How Does Honda AWD Work?

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What is Honda AWD and how does it work? Ryan Honda of Minot is here to help answer these and all your other Honda service and technology-related questions! But before we do, let’s refresh your memory about AWD in general. Typical all-wheel-drive systems engage the front and rear wheels by diverting engine power to both axles at once. The Honda AWD offers a more tailored, intelligent experience for Bismarck drivers. Find out more about how Honda Real Time™ AWD now by calling 701-852-1111 — you can even schedule a test-drive — or simply read on.

How Does Honda AWD Work?

Honda AWD, or, as it’s technically called, Honda Real Time AWD™ with Intelligent Control, starts with a front-wheel-drive vehicle, to which a rear differential is added. If you are driving your vehicle in normal conditions, it will operate like a FWD vehicle. But, if you hit a rough surface and your Honda AWD system senses that the vehicle is losing traction, it engages the rear differential with a multi-plate clutch system. In this way, Honda AWD works to help save fuel while also increasing traction and safety on an as-needed basis. 

What’s more, the Honda Real Time AWD™ and Intelligent Control System operates quickly and seamlessly. If your rear wheels are required, an electric motor on your vehicle’s transmission will engage them right away. The process is so smooth, chances are you won’t even know when you’re driving in FWD vs. AWD!

Likewise, the Honda Real Time AWD™ with Intelligent Control System disengages just as easily so you can increase the fuel efficiency you observe on Devils Lake and Dickinson roads.

Which Honda Models Have AWD? 

Now that you know the answer to the technical question “How does Honda AWD work?” and you understand how differently Honda Real Time™ AWD is from other AWD systems, we couldn’t blame you if you were already looking for a Honda with AWD in Minot. Well luckily, we have plenty in our new inventory at Ryan Honda of Minot! Plus, you’ll be glad to know that the following models offer Honda AWD:

  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda CR-V Hybrid
  • Honda HR-V
  • Honda Passport
  • Honda Pilot
  • Honda Ridgeline

Find Your Honda AWD SUV for Sale at Ryan Honda of Minot!

Once you’ve checked out what we have in-stock online, we encourage you to visit Ryan Honda of Minot in person to test drive some of our AWD Honda models for sale and lease in Minot. Don’t forget to check out our vehicle specials while you’re at it for extra savings on the AWD Honda of your dreams. 


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