Which Ford Vehicles Have AWD?

Feb 12, 2018 - 2 minute read

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Ford has engineered several types of all-wheel drive (AWD) systems for its sedans, crossover SUVs and SUVs. Each signature drivetrain is coupled with advanced modules that optimize traction on paved and unpaved surfaces. The Taurus, Explorer and Expedition are some premium Ford models that offer AWD and other high-performance features. These cars are also available with the signature turbocharged EcoBoost engines.


Equipped with the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the Ford Taurus delivers class-leading handling. This full-size sedan comes with sensors that precisely monitor the spin, rotation and other mechanical parameters of the wheels in real time. The drivetrain is synchronized with an automatic transmission that’s fixed to six gear settings.

The Sport Mode and Shifter Button Activation are some new features that enhance the SelectShift transmission. Additionally, the electric power-assisted steering is tuned to work smoothly with the Intelligent AWD.


As a mid-size SUV, the Ford Explorer is naturally engineered to handle tough conditions. The Intelligent 4WD system in this family vehicle is paired with the Terrain Management technology, which lets you instantly adjust the axles to one of four modes. For example, the Grass/Gravel/Snow Mode maximizes traction on slippery terrains.

This Ford SUV also has the Trailer Sway Control that prevents an attached trailer from spinning and swerving on curved roads. Additionally, the Explorer gets a helping hand from the Hill Descent Control on steep slopes.


The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV that’s ready to embark on exciting adventures. This luxurious family vehicle rolls on a sophisticated 4×4 drive system that’s controlled by the Terrain Management function. A limited-slip electronic differential prevents the wheels from losing traction on ice, mud, dirt and other surfaces.

This powerful Ford SUV is available with a 10-speed automatic transmission that includes a unique mode for towing and hauling. The Continuously Controlled Damping stabilizes the Expedition on rugged landscapes.

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