Why should I get four-wheel drive
Anyone in the market for a new vehicle, especially an SUV, especially in Edmonton, has most likely thought about why should I get four-wheel drive. Let me tell you, there is one thing you don’t want to be caught without in an Edmonton winter: four-wheel drive. Even if you’re an Edmonton native, the weather here is so unpredictable and unreliable, you never ever know what you’re going to get.
Winters are especially brutal because of the cold weather, ice, snow and wind. It doesn’t help, either, with all of the lakes in our great country that produce wind and more cold.
Most sedans typically come with either front-wheel and most trucks come with rear-wheel drive. You can always upgrade to four-wheel drive with a sedan or other truck, but most of them don’t come standard with four-wheel drive. Even some SUV’s don’t come standard with four-wheel drive; A fact we don’t quite understand, but hey. To each his own.
We love the benefits of having four-wheel drive, most prominently being peace of mind at all times, and think everyone should experience it at least once, especially with the Canadian weather.
Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are drivetrain settings on vehicles that mean all wheels are engaged at all times during the drive. When considering which option you want from a vehicle as far as drivetrain goes, it’s most important to consider what you really want or need from a vehicle in terms of passenger and cargo capacities, as well as the types of terrain and weather you will encounter on a regular basis.
Four-wheel drive is a step up from two-wheel drive in terms of handling, which creates a smoother, more pleasant, more powerful ride. All-wheel drive vehicles are especially useful on slick or slippery terrains, such as ice or a slick boat launch ramp, because power can be directed to the wheels that have the most traction.
Check out our variety of four-wheel drive vehicles today at Great West Chrysler and feel the difference.