Benefits of Mitsubishi All-Wheel Drive

If you’re looking for a new car near Bloomington, IL or a nearby area, take a trip over to our location to see the new Mitsubishi cars on our lot. As you familiarize yourself with our lineup, you’ll notice that select Mitsubishi models come with sophisticated all-wheel drive (AWD) systems.


More specifically, you’ll realize that some Mitsubishi cars have what’s called “Super All-Wheel Control” (S-AWC). Visit O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal today to see what sets this type of drivetrain apart from competing drivetrains on the market today.

4WD vs. AWD vs. AWC

When drivers contact our Normal, IL Mitsubishi dealership, they usually ask us how AWD differs from four-wheel drive (4WD) and S-AWC. Mitsubishi has been a pioneer with this type of technology since the 1930s, with the first Mitsubishi 4WD system introduced way back in 1936.


Four-wheel drive systems are often heavier than their counterparts, and they normally require a driver to engage them. These systems send an equal amount of power to each wheel when they’re engaged, and they’re typically found on trucks and SUVs that have serious off-road capabilities.


Part- and full-time AWD systems are available on various vehicles. AWD systems send more power to the wheels that need it to optimize traction, which means every wheel may not receive the same amount of power. Whereas 4WD is typically preferred by people who enjoy off-roading, AWD appeals to anyone who wants extra surefootedness when the weather turns sour. It should be noted that vehicles with AWD can usually handle light off-roading depending on their body style.


When you visit our Mitsubishi service center, our technicians will explain that Mitsubishi pushed AWD a step further with the development of its S-AWC system. Rather than focusing on torque distribution, this system controls all four wheels and maintains the balance between them. In other words, Mitsubishi S-AWC is simply a more advanced, future-forward AWD system.


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Models with Mitsubishi AWD

We’re thrilled to tell you that many of our Mitsubishi vehicles at O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal are equipped with AWD to provide extra confidence when bad weather strikes. Here are some new Mitsubishi cars that come with a version of AWD on at least one of their trims:



To test-drive a vehicle outfitted with Mitsubishi AWD or S-AWC, head over to O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal today. We look forward to showing you what these vehicles can do on the road!