Here at Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we're proud to carry an assortment of models. From Dodge cars and Chrysler minivans to Jeep SUVs and RAM trucks, our inventory is as diverse as ever. Within our stock, we feature a number of all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) models. To help differentiate the two drivetrains, we've put together a little comparison to help you better determine which is the better choice for your needs.

When choosing between an AWD or a 4WD model here at our Chrysler dealership near Arlington Heights, IL, two of the most important factors that you need to consider are the weather in the area you live and your driving style. Both 4WD and AWD are designed to create a more seamless driving experience.

All-Wheel Drive

AWD is a system where power is apportioned to the wheels that need it the most. This applies to situations of all kinds-whether it be rough roads or smooth pavement. All-wheel drive is engineered to promote stable handling, which makes it desirable to those who live in areas that experience adverse weather conditions or want better handling and control in their vehicle. AWD systems are lighter in weight, and they are most often found in sedans and small crossovers.

When it comes to all-wheel drive models, we suggest you take a look at our inventory. The Dodge Challenger is just one model that we have in stock that offers AWD. Pair that with its performance features, and you're bound to experience a thrilling yet smooth ride at all times.

Four-Wheel Drive

A 4WD drivetrain differs from AWD in a few ways. For starters, it distributes power to all four wheels simultaneously. Thanks to this delivery, 4WD vehicles are better able to handle varying kinds of terrain and off-roading adventures. It also allows for greater towing capability. You'll see four-wheel drive in SUVs and trucks-vehicles designed for hauling and traversing all road conditions.

A number of our models offer the option for four-wheel drive, such as the Jeep Wrangler and RAM 1500. Whether you're looking for an SUV or a truck with incomparable off-road capabilities, look to our stock of vehicles.

Visit Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to browse our selection of new and pre-owned models. We are located at 660 W Northwest Hwy in Barrington, IL and look forward to working with you soon!

All-wheel drive details:

  • Power distributed to wheels that need it most
  • Promote stable handling on all road conditions
  • Light-weight

Four-wheel drive details:

  • Best used for off-road and adverse conditions
  • Delivers power to all four wheels
  • Allows for greater towing


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Wickstrom Chrysler Jeep Dodge

660 W Northwest Hwy
Directions Barrington, IL 60010-2730

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