Iowa has its fair share of dirt roads and unforgiving terrain, not to mention the snow and ice that come along with each and every winter.
That’s why the extra traction provided by all-wheel drive (AWD) is so crucial. Honda’s AWD systems take unpredictable weather conditions and loose terrain and turn them into just another drive.
Whether you prefer the rugged Ridgeline truck or one of the award-winning Honda SUV models, these vehicles can be equipped with an all-wheel drive system to enhance stability, handling, and performance, in addition to all of the Honda Sensing safety features, including Road Departure Mitigation.
Join Vern Eide Honda Sioux City as we learn more about Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) All-Wheel-Drive System and Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™.
Honda’s i-VTM4® All-Wheel-Drive System is a highly intuitive drivetrain that is used on its more powerful SUVs and trucks like Pilot, Passport, and Ridgeline. This AWD system consists of a single housing at the rear axle and features a lightweight, cast-alloy casing.
It distributes engine torque from front to back, instinctively directing power to the wheels with traction. The i-VTM4 AWD system has a pair of electro-hydraulically actuated clutch packs—one to drive each rear wheel—allowing for varying amounts of torque to be directed to each rear wheel independently. The result is a more precise response to loss of traction and enhanced stability when you need it most. Plus, with Road Departure Mitigation, the combination of AWD, and advanced safety from Honda is a winning combination.
Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is a proactive drivetrain that electronically activates when loss of traction is detected.
Whether your Honda SUV is trudging through a heavy snowfall or climbing a steep hill, the AWD system responds in real time (like its name suggests) by automatically sending power to the rear wheels, helping you better accelerate through unfavorable driving conditions.
Both of Honda’s all-wheel drive systems have been fine tuned specifically for winter weather conditions like ice and snow, which is a huge plus for drivers across the Hawkeye State.
Additionally, the groundbreaking torque distribution from i-VTM4 AWD and Real Time AWD further strengthens your traction on dry pavement for more precise handling and better cornering abilities.
All 2024 HR-V models can be equipped with available, Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. And even with this traction-enhancing drivetrain, HR-V still manages to impress with EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 26 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg* (LX trim).
* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 25 city/30 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. via fueleconomy.gov Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
Every 2024 CR-V trim level can be outfitted with available, Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, and the drivetrain actually comes standard on CR-V Hybrid models. While this crossover may not seem like the towing type, it can pull up to 1,500 pounds—when properly equipped—while maintaining solid fuel economy ratings at the same time.
Passport was made for the road less traveled and its rugged design is proof, sporting a raised suspension and the highest ground clearance of any Honda SUV, not to mention better approach and departure angles. Every 2023 Passport is available with the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System.
Honda’s third-row SUV is one of the best family cars on Iowa roadways today. The 2023 Pilot and its 3.5-liter V-6 engine are capable of 280 horsepower, 262 lb-ft of torque, and a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds when equipped with the available, Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System.
The innovative Ridgeline has introduced many auto industry-firsts to the midsize truck segment, including a dual-action tailgate, truck-bed audio system, In-Bed Trunk®, and its available AWD system provides SUV handling without sacrificing any of the traditional truck advantages. Scroll down to learn more about this Honda AWD truck.
Every 2023 Ridgeline trim level from Sport to the Black Edition can be equipped with the available, Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System. This drivetrain boosts Ridgeline’s towing capacity from 3,500 to 5,000 pounds, adding to an already mighty powertrain comprised of a 280-horsepower i-VTEC® engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with shift-by-wire and paddle shifters.