What are the Ford Intelligent 4WD and AWD Systems?

July 6th, 2018 by

2018 Ford Escape

Whether you’re driving the family around Eagle in wintertime or driving up into the Rockies, Ford Intelligent 4WD and AWD systems offer the SUV utility feature of all-terrain and all-weather traction you need to get where you’re going with confidence. Explore both of these systems along with the ControlTrac® 4WD system here with the team at Glenwood Springs Ford.

SUVs with Intelligent 4WD

The Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System is a state-of-the-art 4-wheel-drive system that allows you to change your drivetrain settings in order to adapt to a variety of different terrain conditions, including mud, sand, gravel, grass, and snow. When you’re descending from a steep peek, the Hill Descent Control system engages, switching braking pressure between different tires so that you can reach the bottom at a constant speed without your brakes overheating. Find this unique 4WD system on a variety of Ford SUVs, including:

Ford SUVs with Intelligent AWD

Ford’s Intelligent AWD system uses a range of different sensors in order to read road conditions and driving behavior by gauging the amount of traction each wheel is getting. After inputting this information, it is then able to optimize the amount of torque being sent between the front and rear wheels in order to ensure balanced handling and maximum traction. This system is standard or available on:

  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Flex

Ford ControlTrac® Four-Wheel Drive System

For drivers who need uncompromising levels of rugged drivetrain performance, ControlTrac® is a rugged 4WD system that delivers full-time power to all four wheels with the help of a variable intelligent locking center differential. You’ll find this system offered on:

  • Ford Expedition

Test Drive the 4WD and AWD Fords for Sale Near Rifle

You’ll find a full lineup of Ford AWD and 4WD SUVs for sale in the trim of your choice right now near Eagle at Glenwood Springs Ford. Come see us today at 55 Storm King Rd in Glenwood Springs, CO, or call us with questions at 970-945-2317.

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