The Mitsubishi AWC and S-AWC systems provide more advanced control and technological attributes than standard AWD. Through available driving modes and additional systems like Electronically Controlled Coupling, Active Stability Control and Anti-Lock Brakes Active with AWC and Front Differential and Active Yaw Control for S-AWC, these Mitsubishi technologies allow for more personalization, control, and peace-of-mind. Explore these differences between the Mitsubishi AWC, S-AWC systems and AWD, at West Side Mitsubishi!
What is AWD?
All-Wheel Drive is a drivetrain system that applies torque to all four wheels of a vehicle, whether through a rear-wheel or front-wheel option or a full-out AWD system that equally distributes power to the front and rear axles. This is a key drive system that helps you maintain control and traction in less than favourable road conditions, with everything from snow to sleet to sand to rocks. Of course, living in Alberta and driving in Edmonton, we’re all too familiar with these situations, meaning there’s a premium set on vehicles with these capabilities.
What is AWC and S-AWC?
While AWD is the main system you might already know, Mitsubishi’s AWC and S-AWC takes things up a notch. All-Wheel Control, or just AWC, is Mitsubishi’s own system that combines a variety of driver technology to improve performance, handling and safety on treacherous road conditions. It takes attributes like Electronically Controlled Coupling, Active Stability Control and Anti-Lock Brakes and combines them into a comprehensive suite of modifiable technology that best operates in the mode your environment demands. Found in both the RVR and Outlander, it puts you in control so you can get the most out of your vehicle. Mitsubishi doesn’t just stop there, though; with the presence of Super All-Wheel Control, you get an upgraded system that adds in torque vectoring and brake forces to give the driver even more, including Active Front Differential and Active Yaw Control. Landmarks of the S-AWC system are the Eclipse Cross, Outlander GT S-AWC and Outlander PHEV, pinnacles of what Mitsubishi has to offer in the crossover SUV segment.
What is the Difference Between AWC, S-AWC and AWD?
While your typical AWD system may provide base-level control and stability assistance, both the AWC and S-AWC Mitsubishi technologies take that mentality and add to it further with a plethora of available driving modes and added technology. The Electronically Controlled Coupling, Active Stability Control and Anti-Lock Brakes for AWC, as well as the benefits of S-AWC’s Active Front Differential and Active Yaw Control, set these systems apart as not only Mitsubishi technology hallmarks, but as one of the most advanced four-wheel drive systems across the automotive landscape.
Come in to West Side Mitsubishi and explore everything from the 2019 Outlander PHEV to the 2019 Eclipse Cross and the 2019 RVR, in our model lineup. Explore more technology like AWC and S-AWC in our technology guide. Contact us if you have any questions, or would just like a test drive!