Honda AWD Cars
All-Wheel Drive Honda Models Offer Power, Towing, and More
If you’re shopping for a new vehicle in Central or Northeast Wisconsin, can we make a suggestion? Narrow your search down to vehicles that have all-wheel drive available. It’s a blessing in the winter and a welcome surprise if you ever find yourself stuck in mud or gravel. While many automakers have a model or two that have all-wheel drive available, there are four different AWD Honda models to choose from at Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers.
How can you know which one is right for you? We suggest a test drive, but before you visit us, why not read over some of the features of these four models so that you can get an idea of what we have to offer?
A Convenient Crossover: The 2015 CR-V AWD
For drivers that like that high-riding SUV feel but don’t want to go for the full-size SUV of the Pilot, we’re glad to be able to offer the 2015 Honda CR-V. It comes in four trim levels, each of which has all-wheel drive available, and features a 185-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine with 181 lb-ft of torque. With seating for up to five and ample cargo space, it’s a smart choice for a family vehicle in Wisconsin.
As with the Crosstour, the CR-V’s all-wheel drive system engages automatically, but this one is a bit different. It sends its power to the rear wheels via electronic torque transfer for one of the most responsive all-wheel drive systems on the market, and the best part? Electronic torque transfer is one of the lowest maintenance all-wheel drive systems available. If you find you’ve filled up the storage area and still need to haul cargo, the CR-V can even tow up to 1,500 pounds.
A New Compact Crossover: The 2016 Honda HR-V AWD
Central and Northeast Wisconsin drivers, you know how important it can be to have all-wheel drive on your vehicles, but up until now, you haven’t really had an option smaller than the CR-V that didn’t force you to compromise. Up until now. The 2016 Honda HR-V AWD is available now, and it takes the slim, sporty platform of the Honda Fit and mixes with with the practical crossover design of the CR-V.
The result is a fuel-efficient and fun compact crossover that has all-wheel drive available at all three trim levels. You won’t have to worry about engaging your vehicle’s all-wheel drive, either; Honda Real Time All-Wheel Drive monitors your traction in real time and sends power and torque to the rear wheels when you need to get a better grip on the road. The 1.8L four-cylinder engine (with 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque) and the continuously variable transmission ensure your new crossover will be fuel efficient as well.
Let us show you what the HR-V can do; visit a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer to get behind the wheel.
A Unique Family Vehicle: The 2015 Crosstour 4WD
It’s tough to think of words to describe the 2015 Crosstour, aside from unique. It’s not quite a crossover or a sedan; it’s something in between. It gives drivers a spacious interior with seating for up to five and plenty of cargo space—like the CR-V—but with the car-like handling of a mid-size sedan like the Accord. When you add on the available V6 engine and all-wheel drive, it becomes pretty clear that the Crosstour is ready to take on all of life’s challenges, making it an excellent family vehicle.
Drivers of the 2015 Crosstour EX-L V6 4WD will enjoy 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque from the V6 engine under the hood, enabling you to tow up to 1,500 pounds, but we’re particularly fond of the Real Time 4WD system, which engages automatically. The hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive helps the Crosstour get back onto stable footing and send you off on your way. It’s the kind of convenience moms and dads long for in their family sedan, and you can get it right here in the Crosstour.
A Family SUV: The 2015 Pilot AWD
If you’ve been to one of our dealerships or read our blog here on our website, you probably already know that we love the 2015 Honda Pilot. Available with all-wheel drive at each of its five trim levels, this vehicle seats up to eight and has room for as much as 87 cubic feet of cargo, making it a great choice for a new SUV.
The Pilot has plenty of power under the hood, with its 3.5L V6 engine pumping out 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. When combined with the all-wheel drive system, a properly-equipped Pilot can tow as much as 4,500 pounds—just in case the 87 cubic feet of cargo space wasn’t enough.
And then there’s the beauty of the all-wheel drive; it kicks in automatically like the Crosstour and the CR-V, letting you handle rough or slick terrain at a moment’s notice. But it also can be engaged manually. That way, if you start off in mud or gravel, you can get a good grip and be on your way without worry. The all-wheel drive can lock the rear differential at speeds of up to 18 mph; how’s that for an all-purpose SUV?
You can find each of these four models at any of our locations across Central and Northeastern Wisconsin, and if you’re wanting to take one for a test drive, all you need to do is find a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer near you and drop by. We’d love to put you in the driver’s seat.