four-wheel drive

Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

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

References in periodicals archive ?
To switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive while moving (or "shifting-on-the-fly"), BorgWarner's transfer case uses an electromagnetic-based synchronization system to synchronize the front and rear axle speeds before locking them together.
There are two Kyron EX models, both with part-time four-wheel drive and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.
When you're snuggled behind the wheel sitting on the heated seat you feel and you know you're driving a refined, upmarket car with a sophisticated four-wheel drive system.
Originally designed for specialist agricultural and military use, the four-wheel drive boasts safety, refinement, performance, and practicality on the move.
When drivers have all-wheel or four-wheel drive the tires can keep their grip of the road much easier and keep the driver on course.
The Octavia Estate 4x4 owes its moderate off-road ability to the permanent four-wheel drive with automatic torque distribution system.
5-litre V6 engine from the 350Z, combines this with the X-TRAIL's electronic four-wheel drive system and adds the toughness and versatility of the legendary Patrol off-roader.
It has the look and driving characteristics of a normal passenger car, but with a permanent, intelligent four-wheel drive system.
Selec-Trac III Four-Wheel Drive System -- This full-time, four-wheel drive offers customers the benefit of a two-speed active transfer case and brake traction controls system.
You no longer need to drive a controversial so-called Chelsea Tractor to enjoy the dual benefits of four-wheel drive and invincibility, thanks to Volkswagen.
Base prices range from $14,715 for a basic, two-wheel drive, regular cab 1500 model to $25,760 for a four-wheel drive, club cab 3500.
The report defines four-wheel drive as the ability to send torque to all four wheels, regardless of whether a vehicle rides on a rear-wheel- or front-wheel-derived platform, or is car-based or truck-based.
Skoda is aiming to cash in on general demand for vehicles with four-wheel drive, which offer enhanced grip over slippery surfaces and are considered safer as a result.
NYSE: BWA) is launching the first electronically controlled four-wheel drive system for a front-wheel drive vehicle.
The JLX does have automatic locking wheel hubs, so you don't have to step in the mud before engaging four-wheel drive.