Which Nissan Cars are AWD?

Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Wet, slick or icy roads can be the bane of every commuter. Luckily, Texas drivers rarely have to worry about snow and ice. Nonetheless, there are still a number of situations where having an all-wheel drive vehicle can be a huge help. More than just providing improved traction and acceleration capabilities during bad weather, all-wheel drive also gives you the ability to take your vehicle off-road and explore all of the best that Mother Nature has to offer. In this way, any Nissan all-wheel drive vehicle offers huge benefits over a front- or rear-wheel drive.

Nissan All-Wheel Drives: Which One Will You Choose?

As you might expect, the majority of Nissan all-wheel drive offerings are crossovers and SUVs. However, Nissan made the decision to change the 2018 Pathfinder to a 4x4 configuration, which means you’ll need to look for a 2017 Pathfinder if you’d prefer AWD. Nonetheless, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder is the only new Nissan SUV not to come with available all-wheel drive. This means that drivers can easily enjoy all of the benefits an AWD drivetrain provides—no matter whether you have your heart set on a compact crossover like the 2018 Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport or a mid-size crossover like the 2018 Nissan Murano.

Most full-size SUVs are usually available in either a 4x2 rear-wheel drive or 4x4 four-wheel drive configuration. However, the 2018 Nissan Armada goes against convention by allowing interested buyers to choose between a 4x2 and AWD drivetrain. With seating for eight, the Nissan Armada is one of the largest all-wheel drive SUVs on the road today, which makes it an ideal choice for families or anyone who frequently needs to haul lots of cargo.

In addition to the various crossovers and SUVs, Nissan also offers a stylish sports car with all-wheel drive. Often referred to as a super car for its outstanding power and performance, the 2018 Nissan GT-R features an AWD drivetrain to help ensure you remain in control no matter what the road or weather throws at you.

In addition to the 2017 Armada AWD, drivers may also want to check out the 2017 Nissan Juke. This all-wheel drive crossover was discontinued last year and is set to be replaced later this year by the all-new Nissan Kicks, which will be available in a 4x2 and 4x4 configuration. Nonetheless, there are still a number of new 2017 Juke models available for anyone interested.

The Benefits of Nissan Intuitive All-Wheel Drive

All Nissan AWD vehicles make use of the same proprietary Intuitive All-Wheel Drive technology. Generally speaking, all AWD vehicles rely on a center differential, which splits the power between the front and rear axles. This torque split can vary quite dramatically between vehicles. For instance, some may have a 50/50 front-rear split while others may be 35/65 or even 95/5.

Nissan’s Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system also splits the torque between the front and rear axles. However, the system also has the ability to independently redirect power to any of the four wheels as needed. Each Nissan AWD vehicle uses sensors to monitor the tires that can instantly detect a loss of traction. When the system detects one or more wheels starting to slip or lose traction, it will then automatically direct additional power to the wheel or wheels that need it most. In this way, the Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system may be able to prevent you from losing control when driving on wet, slick or icy roads.

Safety is obviously paramount whenever you are on the road, and Nissan’s Intuitive All-Wheel Drive adds another level of protection to help ensure you make it wherever you need to be without issue. Of course, all-wheel drive is only one of the many ways that Nissan helps keep you safer on the road. For this reason, we’d like to invite you to visit Crest Nissan to check out the entire range of advanced safety features available on all of our new 2018 Nissan models.

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