The Differences Between 4×4 and 4×2 Vehicles
If you’ve been seeing these terms pop up in your vehicle search and aren’t exactly sure what they mean, AVAHS 4×4 CAR RENTALS NAMIBIA is here to help. Here we’ll explain the difference between all-wheel, four-wheel, and two-wheel drive.
The term “4×4” refers to a vehicle’s drive line system and can either mean all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD). Counter-intuitively, AWD is not the same as 4WD. There’s a slight difference.
When you see “4×2” in a vehicle description, it means the drive line is powering only either the two front or rear wheels. Both front- and rear-wheel drive have different purposes and effects on driving. A 4×2 drivetrain (4×2) delivers drive or torque to the vehicle’s front or rear-wheel axle, so only two of the four wheels. This a 4×2 drivetrain is more common than a 4×4 on almost all cars, trucks and SUVs.
Four-wheel drive, unlike all-wheel, gives equal power to all wheels. This can cause problems when turning corners, as the inside wheel needs to spin slower than the outside wheel to turn properly, so this system must be manually activated with a button or switch and is best for only certain rough terrains. But when it’s on, conditions like mud and rocky hills become smooth sailing for your SUV or truck. Once you’ve navigated the rough conditions, it’s a good idea to deactivate 4WD to increase fuel efficiency.
All vehicles from AVAHS 4×4 CAR RENTALS NAMIBIA are 4×4 vehicles making them the perfect machines for offroading and driving in gravel, mud and in water. This means you get to drive around Southern Africa and experience the remote places with our vehicles.