Dodge Offers Several All-Wheel Drive Options

January 9th, 2018 by

South Florida doesn’t get much (or any) snow or ice, but that doesn’t mean South Floridians don’t ever need a vehicle with all-wheel-drive (AWD). From South Florida a drive to the mountains in North Carolina is easily within a day’s drive, so a lot of locals love to make the drive to go skiing or snowboarding and experience a little bit of winter, and when it comes to a trip to mountains in winter, AWD is necessary. Not only does an AWD vehicle make a road trip to with ice or snow a lot easier, but it also makes it a lot safer.

Knowing that AWD is a big benefit to some people, Dodge offers four vehicles that have AWD, the Dodge Journey, Dodge Durango, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. What’s really unique about that is that the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger are the only muscle cars on the market that are available with AWD.

About AWD

AWD systems are especially helpful in rapidly changing conditions or when driving on a road with snow and ice. An AWD system keeps a vehicle steady and provides traction even in slippery conditions. While handling, the vehicle’s computer monitoring system can provide additional help when driving to maintain you stay in your lane.

Dodge Challenger and Charger AWD System

The 2018 Charger GT and GT Plus and the Challenger GT AWD equipped with a high-performance all-wheel-drive system. These models are equipped with an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect. When road conditions are optimal the vehicles operate as rear-wheel drive vehicles, however, when the AWD system detects road conditions that require extra traction the front axle is engaged and the drivetrain becomes all-wheel-drive. The AWD system in the Challenger and Charger also includes Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), which is an added traction control system that helps the driver maintain the intended path.

Dodge Durango AWD

Though an SUV, Dodge wanted the Durango to have a fun driving experience that one would expect in a performance car, so the Dodge Durango is available as a rear-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The AWD drive system comes standard on the new 475-horsepower Dodge Durango SRT and it is an available option on all of the other Dodge Durango trims. AWD is a great feature for an SUV like the Durango SRT. With a towing capacity of 8,700 pounds, all-wheel-drive helps the Durango get going when towing heavy items.

Dodge Journey AWD

The Dodge Journey is available with front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, but regardless of drivetrain the Dodge Journey can travel more than 500 highway miles with a full tank of gas. Aside from being front-wheel-drive, the Journey’s all-wheel-drive system functions similarly to the all-wheel-drive system in the Charger, Challenger and Durango because the system is able to independently detects when extra traction is needed.

When the weather isn’t easy to handle, these Dodge AWD vehicles are up to the task. North Florida was hit with snow this winter, so it’s never a bad idea to be prepared for the unexpected. If you want to make sure you have a vehicle equipped to handle any adventure, look no further than Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram!