AWD & 4WD Nissan Models

Nissan’s All-Wheel Drive (AWD) & 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) Technology

If you’re a New England driver, then we’re willing to bed you’ve heard the terms Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Drive bandied about. Between West Springfield, Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, MA & Enfield, CT, there’s no shortage of harsh winter driving conditions, which makes AWD and 4WD systems so important for us up here. Not only does AWD help improve your traction during poor weather conditions, but it can improve your driving performance at all times, allowing you to travel safely all year round.

How Does AWD or 4WD Help Me Out? Do I Need It?

Here in Massachusetts and Connecticut, we know what winter is really like. A fifty-degree day is like a summer reprieve for us, and when winter shows up, it arrives in full force, no mercy to be spared. If you’ve ever been driving during a snowstorm or a Nor’easter, then you’re well aware of how treacherous the roads can be-the kind of roads that chew up two-wheel drive (2WD) systems and spit them out. While no one can make you choose 4WD or AWD, you’re certainly taking a risk without it, and you could protect yourself, your vehicle, and snag a little peace of mind while you’re at it, so we recommend choosing an AWD or 4WD system whenever possible.

What Are the Advantages of AWD and 4WD?

Superior Traction:

Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system is able to deliver power to both the front and rear wheels, resulting in more traction right from the start. Your Nissan system will be able to react to changing conditions and changing needs based on how you drive. The system is able to recognize the difference between cruising and turning, or dry and wet road conditions-then it responds in kind.

Improved Resale Value:

When you’ve got an AWD or 4WD system on your car, it increases its value, so if you should ever choose to sell your vehicle, it’s likely to bring you a higher return. This is especially true up here in the Northeast, where AWD systems are popular and borderline necessary if you plan on any driving between the months of December – March-and then comes Mud Season!

More Capability:

When your Nissan is equipped with AWD or 4WD systems, you can go farther and do more.

Peace of Mind:

Whether it’s you behind the wheel or someone you love, knowing the vehicle is equipped with Nissan AWD or 4WD technology can give you a sense of peace, because you’ll be well prepared to handle what the road can throw at you, even in the most unsavory weather conditions. Peace of mind can instill confidence, making you a better, smarter driver.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Difference Between AWD and 4WD?

While most people use the terms all-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive interchangeably, they’re actually different systems entirely! An all-wheel drive system sends power to all four wheels at all times, and uses an electronic distribution, so power is sent to the wheels with the most traction.

On the other side of things, 4-wheel drive refers to a system that can be turned on or off by the driver. These are most often found on large SUVs and sometimes on off-roading vehicles.

Which Nissan Models Offer 4WD Systems?

You can find Nissan’s 4WD system either standard or available on these Nissan models:

Nissan TITAN®-This pickup is large and in-charge, with enough capability to handle all kinds of big projects.
Nissan TITAN® XD-The king of work! This is a bigger version of the Nissan TITAN®, the TITAN® XD also features an extended cab and a little more power beneath the bonnet.
Nissan Frontier-This truck is a smaller pickup for those with work to do, but perhaps not mountains to move. Compact and capable, you’ll find equal measures of utility and versatility in this well-rounded work horse.
Nissan Pathfinder-The Pathfinder is an Crossover SUV with seating for seven, perfect for families on the go, and sporty in style and drive-feel.
Nissan Xterra-The Xterra is out of production, but it lives on in our hearts and among pre-owned inventories, so it can still be found!

Which Nissan Models Offer AWD?

You can find Nissan’s Intelligent AWD system as a standard or available feature on the following Nissan models:

Nissan GT-R-The GT-R is available with AWD for superior street performance. If you’re looking to be king of every road you encounter, this is the car for you.
Nissan Armada-This full-size SUV offers a strong, truck-like body for outstanding towing & hauling utility, as well as all-terrain capability.
Nissan Murano-The Murano has been winning the hearts of drivers and critics alike, and it’s no wonder why. The Murano is classy and sophisticated, while still being powerful and capable.
Nissan Rogue-This crossover gives you choices and versatility, and with an available third row, you can make your adventures as BIG or as little as you’d like.
Nissan Juke– This compact sport utility vehicle packs a lot of fun and capability into a small package.