What's the Difference Between 4WD and AWD?

Ever get bogged down in Texas sand or find yourself spinning the tires in a winter snowstorm? If so, you know how important it is to have superior traction when road conditions go south. Four-wheel drive, also known as 4x4 or 4WD, is one of the most popular solutions for nearby Ford fans who want go-anywhere performance. As you browse new Ford trucks and SUVs on our lot, you'll find that many of them offer genuine 4WD capability. Our inventory of 4x4 Ford trucks for sale is one of the many reasons shoppers visit our Ford dealership in Texas City.

But a new 4WD truck or SUV isn't the only game in town. Many drivers also enjoy the conveniences of all-wheel drive, which is another drivetrain option available throughout the new Ford SUV lineup. Not sure what the differences are between 4WD vs. AWD? Our local Ford dealer has answers.

The knob that controls Intelligent 4WD With Terrain Management System™
2023 Ford Ranger being driven off-road