Advertisement



AWD vs RWD in the South

mburtsvt

Well-Known Member
First Name
Michael
Joined
Dec 27, 2020
Messages
115
Reaction score
143
Location
California
First Name
Michael
Vehicles
2019 Mustang GT, 2018 F-150
Occupation
Retired
Country flag
Its just my commuter car here in Nor Cal. so RWD is all I need.
 

Billyk24

Well-Known Member
First Name
William
Joined
Nov 29, 2019
Messages
926
Reaction score
457
Location
PA
First Name
William
Vehicles
Ford C-Max Energi, Premium Mach-E ordered
Country flag
Living in NC, a lighter interior is far better than a dark one. I've ordered an AWD version. I currently drive a Subaru Forester and find that AWD seems to be a bit safer during heavy and and the occasional hurricane. For me, the distance hit is worth the peace of mind.
Subaru is AWD all the time. The Mach E will be AWD when needed as determined by the vehicle's system. We do not know how long it will remain in AWD. The Toyota RAV4 hybrid remains in AWD for much shorter time frame than my former Escape Hybrid.
 

Blanked

Well-Known Member
First Name
James
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
82
Reaction score
78
Location
Bluffton, SC
First Name
James
Vehicles
2021 MME FE , 2003 Ford Excursion EB 4x4
Country flag
Plus, if the guesses all plan out.. the more real world RunTime the MMEs get, the more OTA updates may be provided for us to use more of the Batteries. Fingers xxx
 

Nikos

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2019
Messages
121
Reaction score
120
Location
Taylors SC
Vehicles
2012 Explorer Limited, 2013 Fusion Hybrid Platinum, 2017 Mustang GT Premium and a Reserved Mach E AWD Extended Range Premium.
Occupation
Aircraft Mechanic
Country flag
No, the AWD versions of the Mach-E will be AWD all the time. They're permanent magnet motors.
I agree also. AWD all the time. Regenerative energy back to the battery all the time when used. You cannot separate the motors or disengage any of them. All the time every time.
 

OttawaGuy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2020
Messages
376
Reaction score
409
Location
Gatineau, Canada
Vehicles
F150 XLT Special Edition
Occupation
Busy!
Country flag
I'm in Quebec, we have snow 4 months a year at least, with icy roads and such

Mind you I have a F150 4x4 but I've ordered a RWD Mach E. I'll have good winter tires on it for the winter weather, for the rest I'll be fine...

Why? Wellmy F150, I turn the 4x4 on maybe 1% of the time I drive it, and it's more because I want to be preventive more than because I need it, and to get those gears turning now and then!

With a heavy weight on the ground, the traction control and the likes, the MME RWD will do fine. In more extreme weather,just be careful and adapt your driving.

Always remember, an AWD car, if driving is not adapted to the conditions, will just make you land further in the field when you loose control!!!
 



Similar threads

 









Advertisement


Top