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What is Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive?

 
 
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Those New Haven drivers who prefer the exceptional traction and agility of Acura all-wheel drive will find it available across much of the new Acura lineup. The exact system Acura AWD specialists have engineered is known as Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, or SH-AWD, a unique update to the drivetrain designed for all-weather conditions. Learn below the full details of this powerful option with the Acura of Milford experts and find out what Acura models have AWD to boost your Fairfield touring and travels.

The Upgrade That is Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

The impressive SH-AWD from Acura creates not only the peak of performance in challenging climes, road, and off-road conditions, but it also creates superior dry-road sport handling as well. Super Handling All-Wheel Drive patterns and distributes engine power for proper weight distribution, as a response to driver input, and available traction, among much more. See below how Acura All-Wheel Drive can enhance your luxury driving experience around Bridgeport:

  • Rear wheels may receive a transfer of up to 45% of available engine power to take advantage of additional traction, giving better response times to your input.
  • This improved system that Acura SH-AWD uses based on wheel speed, steering angle, lateral G-force and yaw rate to adequately distribute this power between wheels.
  • The Super Handling of Acura AWD refers to, in part, its ability to reduce understeer and improve stability by revolving the outside rear wheel 2.7% faster than other wheels to ensure their traction and fluid movement.
  • To improve fuel efficiency and save you more at the pump, the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive sends up to 90% of the power to the front wheels when cruising in a straight line.
  • Acura SH-AWD allows up to 70% of torque to be applied to the rear or outside wheels and offsets some of the vehicle weight that has been shifted to create sharp turning few can rival.

What Acura Models Have AWD?

Whether you prefer a sedan, crossover, or SUV you’ll have options throughout the entire Acura range in the higher trim options. See below what Acura models have AWD with Sport Handling to make the most of your travels:

2020 Acura RDX

  • Available on the Acura RDX Standard, Technology, and A-Spec, and Advance Packages.

2020 Acura TLX

  • Available on the Acura TLX Standard, Technology, and A-Spec Packages.
  • Standard on the Acura TLX Advance Package.

2020 Acura MDX

  • Available on the Acura MDX Standard, Technology, A-Spec, Advance, and Entertainment Packages.
  • Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is also available on the Technology and Advance Packages.

Discover the Right Acura Sport Package at Acura of Milford

However you plan to wield the immense power and engineering prowess that the Acura SH-AWD allows, you’ll have plenty to explore and enjoy across any model. Learn more about the technology that supports the Acura superior driving experience at our research center, like Precision All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS®). Or, simply get in touch with our experts today when you stop by Milford to take a test drive!

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