Which Acura is AWD?

The Acura brand is unique in that nearly all of its models, save for the Acura ILX, come available with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. This innovative all-wheel drive system, colloquially known as SH-AWD®, is available on new Acura sedans like the Acura TLX and Acura RLX, Acura SUVs like the Acura RDX and Acura MDX, and even on supercars like the Acura NSX. And if you haven't experienced the effect of having Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ on your side on the open road, you don't know what you've been missing out on.

Now, for most conventional vehicles, all-wheel drive is simply a tool to improve traction and control in inclement road conditions. And while it's true that the SH-AWD® system does very much the same thing, it has functions that go well beyond just that use case.

You see, with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ equipped to your new Acura, you may not notice it all the time, but it's constantly working behind the scenes to optimize your time on the road. The system is actually continuously analyzing power distribution between the front and rear wheels, and adjusting it as needed based on data it gets from wheel speed, steering angle, and much more.

For example, you need to accelerate quickly, the system will react to that input by transferring up to 45 percent of the engine's output power to the rear wheels, leveraging the added traction to get you moving more promptly.

Taking a corner at speed? By transferring extra power to the outside wheel on a turn, the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system can actually give you greater stability and control on those tight turns, making the experience all the more exhilarating.

Of course, it's one thing to hear about how the Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system functions, but we think that this exciting Acura technology is best experienced firsthand. So, if you'd like to test drive some of the Acura SH-AWD®-equipped models we have in our showroom, stop by Rick Case Acura to do so today!

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