four-wheel drive

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Synonyms for four-wheel drive

a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system

a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle

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RAY: The problem with a manually engaged four-wheel-drive system is that if you engage it at the wrong time, like on dry roads at higher speeds, you can cause the wheels to bind up, and then you can lose control of the vehicle.
In doing so, it rewrote motorsport history, with four-wheel-drive becoming essential for any championship winning car thereafter.
The Cooper Diesel four-wheel-drive version I tried had a basic price of pounds 19,875 but also had an additional pounds 6,550 worth of optional extras on it.
During normal road work even the four-wheel-drive Countryman operates in front-wheel-drive mode to make it more economical.
It is manufactured by Suzuki in Hungary, and is also sold as the four-wheel-drive only Fiat Sedici.
The Yeti SE is priced from pounds 15,650 and will also be available in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive including dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, touch-screen six-CD player, rear parking sensors and larger-diameter 17-inch alloy wheels.
The flagship Yeti Elegance will cost from pounds 17,600 with a choice of five engines including a four-wheel-drive 2.
The car, Seat's first four-wheel-drive vehicle, is based on the Altea and features either a 2 litre, 200bhp turbo engine from the Leon FR or a 2 litre diesel engine with 170bhp.
So sheriff's officials are seeking $109,000 in a grant from the money collected by the state from off-road-vehicle registration fees, which would pay to send out deputies on motorcycles and four-wheel-drive vehicles 50 days a year to look for motorcyclists riding illegally.
7 meters wide, is Toyota's smallest sedan and comes in two- and four-wheel-drive models.
With no low ratio gears it is more of a soft-roader than an off-roader, but while not pretending to be as competent as its big brother Shogun, it offers the stability of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that handles like a traditional car.
Mazda Motor Corporation recently announced the addition of an electric four-wheel-drive (e-4WD) model to its Mazda Demio compact car lineup.
While there were four-wheel-drive vehicles that predated the military jeep, they were mostly highly specialized trucks and pickups.
000 when fully equipped For that, you get a powerful V8 engine, a full-time four-wheel-drive system and a road-conquering suspension.
Today, Army tank and bomber crews continue to train in arid areas of California, and people in four-wheel-drive vehicles whiz across the Mojave for fun.