What Is Mitsubishi Super All-Wheel Control?

  • Ride along as we explore S-AWC technology with your Mitsubishi dealer in Sioux Falls, Vern Eide Mitsubishi.

South Dakota roads are no stranger to loose gravel and icy, winter weather. That’s why it’s important to have a vehicle with all-wheel drive (AWD), or better yet, Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). But in a choice between S-AWC vs. AWD which system has more advantages? Join Vern Eide Mitsubishi as we explain S-AWC and you can judge for yourself which drivetrain provides Sioux Falls drivers with more traction and responsive handling.

Mitsubishi S-AWC System

Perfected after decades of grueling trials on the rally course, Mitsubishi’s available Super All-WheelControl(S-AWC) system is the evolution of 4WD technology. S-AWC improves handling and stability by seamlessly managing the Outlander’s movements during accelerating, cornering, and braking while keeping you comfortable and confident behind the wheel.

We’ve been dedicated to innovation in our four wheel drive systems since 1936, when we introduced the first Japanese car with 4WD. In 2001 we introduced All-Wheel Control (AWC) and more recently the Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system.

S-AWC offers superior traction in all conditions and helps you drive with the same confidence off-road, as you do on tarmac.

Mitsubishi S-AWC Logo

Longitudinal Torque Distribution (4WD)

This part of S-AWC uses the tire friction force to create greater traction and to improve cornering performance.

Mitsubishi S-AWC Logo

Lateral Torque Vectoring (AYC)

AYC helps the vehicle change direction smoothly and improves cornering performance.

Mitsubishi S-AWC Logo

4-Wheel Brake Control (ASC+ABS)

This part of S-AWC regulates the brakes on all four wheels to prevent the wheels from slipping.

Mitsubishi Drive Mode Selector

The fully-integrated Drive Mode Selector allows you to adapt to changing terrain and weather conditions with a simple turn of the dial. Six drive modes — eco, normal, tarmac, gravel, snow, and mud — offer optimal control in diverse situations, giving you peace of mind no matter what you face on the road.

  • NORMAL: In this mode, S-AWC will respond in real time to the driving conditions and distribute the optimum amount of torque to each, individual wheel.
  • ECO: In this mode, under normal driving circumstances, S-AWC will send torque only to the front wheels to increase fuel efficiency.
  • TARMAC: In this mode, S-AWC will work best when you encounter winding roads on dry pavement.
  • SNOW: In this mode, S-AWC provides maximum traction and handling on icy, snow-covered, or slick roads.
  • GRAVEL: The full capabilities of S-AWC are on display in this mode – perfect for driving on loose gravel or uncertain terrain.
  • MUD: Introduced on the new Outlander, in this mode, S-AWC truly shines in off-road driving scenarios.

Which Mitsubishi Models Have S-AWC?

Every Mitsubishi SUV model can be outfitted with S-AWC, while the Outlander PHEV actually comes standard equipped with this traction-enhancing system. South Dakota drivers can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their favorite SUV will keep them safely on the road this winter.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
with Super All-Wheel Control

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
with Super All-Wheel Control

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Mitsubishi Outlander
with Super All-Wheel Control

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
with Super All-Wheel Control

View Outlander PHEV

If you’d like to know more about S-AWC and its capabilities, explore available new Outlander SUVs and new Eclipse Cross vehicles for sale at Vern Eide Mitsubishi in Sioux Falls. Do you have specific questions about S-AWC? Give us a call or fill in the contact form.


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