Which Honda Models Offer All-Wheel Drive?

Which Models Have AWD - Germain Honda of College Hills

All-wheel drive (AWD) has exploded in popularity in recent years, and it's not difficult to see why. In a state like Ohio, where winter driving conditions can get pretty bad, the extra confidence that comes with having AWD is a huge relief. And it doesn't just help with snow, you'll be happy to have AWD when tangling with dirt or mud as well. Here we'll explain the benefits of AWD, as well as go more in-depth about the two different AWD systems that Honda uses. We'll also list the Honda models that offer this popular feature.

Honda All-Wheel Drive

What Is the Benefit of Having All-Wheel Drive?

Using multiple differentials to split up the distribution of power, AWD systems not only send power to all four wheels, but they can also redirect power from wheels that are slipping to wheels that have better traction. This is especially useful in snow and ice, where it can be difficult to get good traction with only two driven wheels. AWD is also good for towing and will help with handling in general.

Honda Intelligent All-Wheel Drive Systems

Honda Driving Modes

Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System

This system works by constantly monitoring wheel speeds and distributing torque as needed, away from wheels that are slipping, and to those that have grip. The system also works in non-slippery conditions, sending more power to outside wheels while cornering to improve handling.

Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™

This system sends power to the front wheels only most of the time, splitting off power to the rear wheels as well while accelerating, climbing hills, or when the front wheels slip. This system isn't as dynamic as the i-VTM4™ system, but it reacts extremely quickly and will still send torque to the rear axle during cornering for improved handling.

Honda Models That Offer All-Wheel Drive

Honda HR-V


Maximum interior space in a city-sized package, the HR-V isn't just great for narrow streets and parking garages, thanks to the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, it's also great in the snow and ice. AWD is available on the LX, Sport, and EX-L trims.

Honda CR-V


Incredibly versatile, efficient, and rewarding to drive, there's a reason why the CR-V has been one of the most popular vehicles in the US every year since its introduction. Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available on the EX and EX-L trims.

Honda CR-V Hybrid

CR-V Hybrid

If you're looking for an AWD hybrid, the CR-V Hybrid is the answer. All of the advantages of the conventional CR-V, but with incredible fuel efficiency thrown in as well. Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available on the Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid trims.

Honda Pilot


More power, more space, more adventure. The Pilot is designed to let make the most of every outing, so you can focus on making memories instead of worrying about whether all your luggage will fit. The i-VTM4™ AWD system is available on the Sport, EX-L, TrailSport, Touring, and Elite trims.

Honda Passport


The Passport is built to be capable. That's why it comes with a powerful V6 and plenty of cargo space. Not to mention the TrailSport trim, for maximum off-road ability. That's also why the i-VTM4™ AWD system is standard across all Passport trims.

Honda Ridgeline


A pickup like no other you've ever seen, the Ridgeline is a marvel of versatility and practicality. Rugged and good for hauling, it also comes with a comfortable interior and refined manners on the road. And in keeping with that capability the i-VTM4™ AWD system is standard across all trims.