All-Wheel Drive vs. All-Wheel Control

What Is Mitsubishi All-Wheel Control?

Let’s start by answering one simple question: “What is all wheel control?” This concept extends beyond the basic understanding of all-wheel drive (AWD), which is a drivetrain system that transfers power to both the front and rear wheels to maintain optimal traction. Unlike AWD, All-Wheel Control (AWC) by Mitsubishi Motors is not just about equally distributing power; it’s about intelligently regulating engine power and braking force to each wheel, ensuring superior steering wheel control. As defined by Edmunds, AWD employs a front, rear, and center differential to provide power to all four wheels of a vehicle. However, Mitsubishi’s AWC system adds another layer by actively managing the steering input and braking pressure to improve vehicle operation under various conditions.

Mitsubishi All-Wheel Drive Control Features

There are many reasons to choose a Mitsubishi vehicle, but its All-Wheel Control (AWC) system elevates AWD with enhanced steering control over each wheel. By continuously monitoring wheel speed and road conditions, AWC intelligently transfers power to the wheels with the most traction, maintaining optimal traction and improving handling in challenging conditions such as snow or ice. This advanced drivetrain system consists of components like the Active Center Differential (ACD), Active Stability Control (ASC), and a new sport anti-lock brake system, further enriched with Active Yaw Control (AYC) for dynamic steering response.

The AWC system was originally introduced in 2001 with the Mitsubishi Evolution VII. It has evolved into the S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control), offering intuitive drive modes that adapt to various driving conditions, which can be outfitted on every Mitsubishi SUV model.

Mitsubishi S-AWC Instrument Cluster

Mitsubishi Safety Features

AWC is part of a comprehensive suite of safety features that Mitsubishi continuously enhances. With safety as a paramount concern, Mitsubishi models include advanced features like a multi-view camera system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Mitigation, among others. Each model and trim level offers a distinct set of features, ensuring that as you search for safe and reliable vehicles, you’re well-supported by Mitsubishi’s innovative technologies.

2024 Mitsubishi SUV lineup

Mitsubishi S-AWC at Vern Eide

At Vern Eide Mitsubishi in Sioux Falls, our mission is to provide a stress-free, educational buying experience that is both enjoyable and efficient. We pride ourselves on creating an environment free from the usual buying pressures, supported by a professional finance center dedicated to securing the best terms for our customers. Whether you’re interested in exploring the advanced AWC system or the diverse safety features Mitsubishi offers, visit us or call (605) 271-9501 today to discover your next Mitsubishi vehicle, equipped with state-of-the-art technology for an unmatched driving experience.

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