Real Time AWD
(Real Time All-Wheel Drive)
Honda's AWD takes-off just fine. Honda's AWD powers all four wheels, only when required.
Safer, More Secure on Slippery Surfaces
Honda’s Real Time AWD
Driving on slippery surfaces, such as snowy roads, is safer and more secure if the engine’s power is conveyed to the road by all four tires, as even if the front tires slip, the rear tires can push the car forward.
Honda has realized both the stability of powering all four tires, and high fuel-efficiency, by developing a light, compact mechanism.
Smart, Real Time AWD
Real Time AWD realizes a safe, secure and fuel-efficient drive by its computer intelligently determining if the rear tires need to be powered, and if so, how much power is required.
Tires can easily slip. Based on engine output and the gear engaged, the computer determines the optimum power to the rear tires for a stable take-off.
Power to the rear tires is not required during cruising at a constant speed. When the computer determines a constant cruising velocity, it rapidly cuts power to the rear tires.
Tires can easily slip. Based on depression of the accelerator pedal and the angle of ascent, optimum power is conveyed from the engine to the rear tires to prevent the front tires from slipping.
How and When the Rear Tires are Powered
Honda cars equipped with Real Time AWD normally power only the front tires, and only power all four tires when necessary.
Only the front tires are powered for driving under normal conditions, improving fuel economy.