What Is Mitsubishi Super All-Wheel Control?

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    Mitsubishi S-AWC explained by the professionals at Vern Eide Mitsubishi in Sioux Falls.

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

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Super All-Wheel Control is Mitsubishi innovation at its highest level. This Integrated Vehicle Dynamics Control System manages both the driving and braking forces of all four wheels to help anticipate the vehicle’s behavior during various driving conditions, while also staying true to the operation of the driver. S-AWC consists of three areas of operation and we’ve broken each one down to further explain the S-AWC drivetrain.
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Active Center Differential (ACD)

ACD uses a hydraulic multi-plate clutch to actively monitor front-wheel and rear-wheel torque in order to create an optimum balance between steering response and traction.

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Active Yaw Control (AYC)

AYC is similar to a limited slip differential at the rear axle, controlling the brakes and power steering in real time.

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Active Stability Control (ASC)

If ASC detects traction loss due to slippery roads or a sudden steering wheel movement, braking force is applied to one or more wheels, while engine power is adjusted automatically to help maintain control of the vehicle.

Mitsubishi Drive Mode Selector

Not only can Mitsubishi S-AWC increase vehicle stability during slick road conditions, but it can also help with everyday driving maneuvers like lane changes and cornering. S-AWC and the Drive Mode Selector allow the Sioux Empire to customize their driving experience depending on the road conditions.

  • 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

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport S-AWC
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
with Super All-Wheel Control

2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross S-AWC
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Mitsubishi Outlander
with Super All-Wheel Control

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander S-AWC
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
with Super All-Wheel Control

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-AWC
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If you’d like to know more about S-AWC and its capabilities you’re probably ready for a test drive. Stop into Vern Eide Mitsubishi in Sioux Falls or schedule your test drive online right now.

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