In an all-wheel drive vehicle, the power tends to get pushed toward the front wheels (at least in adequate conditions). The power can shift to rear wheels when extra support is needed, and the system can route torque to any of the wheels, and even all four if necessary, West Herr said in a website posting.
Meanwhile, four-wheel drive is a feature that needs to be turned on and normally feels and drives like a front-wheel to rear-wheel drive car. Four-wheel drive cars most often send equal power to each wheel, though, making it the best option for someone who frequents off-road driving or winter driving. However, a four-wheel drive car is not ideal the ideal choice for a lot of driving on pavement, the posting said.
All in all, all-wheel drive cars, trucks and SUVs are the best options for winter or off-roading vehicles, the posting said.
When looking at specific vehicles, the posting said, many Toyota models offer drivers all-wheel and four-wheel drive options. The Toyota Venza, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Land Cruiser and Toyota Sequoia are the options. They offer the power and traction a driver needs in an ultra-capable vehicle.