How Does Honda AWD Work?

2020 Honda Passport



Monroe drivers like to maintain traction and control on slick or icy roads. Standard all-wheel-drive system engages the rear wheels using mechanical means, but the Honda AWD system offers a different, more efficient method. Learn more here about how Honda AWD works, and which models have it, and if you have more questions, contact Joe Morgan Honda or drop by the dealership. We’re always happy to help!

The Details of How Honda AWD Works

Honda Real Time AWD™ with Intelligent Control System features front-wheel-drive and adds a rear differential. If your Honda senses that it’s losing traction on slippery road surfaces around Cincinnati the Honda AWD engages the rear differential with a multi-plate clutch system. When the rear wheels are engaged the vehicle is operating with AWD.

With more traditional AWD systems, there is typically a lag before all four wheels are able to engage. With the Honda Real Time AWD™ and Intelligent Control System, the transition is instant. When you need AWD, an electric motor on your Honda transmission will quickly and smoothly make the change, probably without you even noticing.

The Honda Real Time AWD™ with Intelligent Control System will disengage when needed just as easily. The quick Honda AWD response provides better control on your commute to Middletown and minimizes the energy required to drive. The bottom line is that the Honda Real Time AWD™ system is more efficient than other traditional mechanical AWD systems.

Which Honda Models Have AWD?

Now that you no longer have to ask, “How does Honda AWD work?” you’re probably curious about which Honda models come with Honda AWD. Fortunately, there are many great Honda vehicles to choose from, including

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

Explore Honda AWD vehicles at Joe Morgan Honda Today

Joe Morgan Honda invites you to visit our Honda showroom near Lebanon to experience Honda Real Time AWD™ in person. We are confident you will love the Honda AWD system. Make sure you review our current new vehicle specials and apply for financing before you head in to save you some time. Continue your vehicle search with our breakdown of the difference between coupes vs. sedans. What are you waiting for? Contact us today!

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