four-wheel drive

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four-wheel drive

a system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power

four-wheel drive

[′fȯr ¦wēl ′drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
An arrangement in which the drive shaft acts on all four wheels of the automobile.
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The next-closet thing is probably the Subaru Crosstrek -- which can match the Jeep's ground clearance and which also comes standard with a very capable all-wheel-drive system (the Jeep's is optional) and costs a bit less ($21,895 to start).
A disconnecting rear axle allows for reduced parasitic loss when all-wheel-drive capability is not needed, improving fuel efficiency.
The all-wheel-drive models aren't designed to handle quite the same terrain as the Jeep (which gets additional underbody strengthening), but there are tight approach and departure angles and reasonable 179mm of ground clearance.
There are also two very different all-wheel-drive systems.
The new all-wheel-drive model, called the 70D, can go a government-certified 240 miles per charge, has 514 horsepower and can go from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds.
But, as soon as the surfaces get at all cold or damp, the all-wheel-drive car will take great chunks out of the rearwheel driver.
All-wheel-drive luxury sedans already exist, and so do semi-autonomous vehicles, and in essence Tesla has caught up with the competition.
The all-wheel-drive XV Black costs PS24,495 for the 2.0i Lineartronic model and PS24,995 for the 2.0 Boxer diesel, and is based on the existing SE variant.
The new E 63 AMG is now available as a particularly powerful S-Model with an output of 585 hp, 800 Newton metres of torque and featuring a newly developed performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
? WITH winter on its way, Skoda is trying to help owners steer clear of the bad weather with a new all-wheel-drive version of its top estate model.
The all-wheel-drive XV also has a relatively high ride height to help tackle rough conditions.