Real Time AWD vs i-VTM4: What is the difference?

Winter is the perfect time of the year to push your vehicle to its limits. Snow, ice and slush are some of the toughest terrains that a car can handle, giving goosebumps to even the most seasoned drivers. That’s why Honda offers two different types of AWD systems to meet your needs.  

The four Honda models that offer AWD is the HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, and Ridgeline. However, the HR-V and CR-V have Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System while the Pilot and Ridgeline offer I-VTM4.  

What is the Difference Between AWD with Intelligent Control System and I-VM4?

About Honda i-VTM4

I-VTM4 or Intelligent Variable Torque Management is an all-wheel drive system that dynamically senses the amount of torque needed in each wheel axle and sends the correct amount of power to each of them accordingly. It can even distribute power to either the left or right wheels depending on the traction needed. Honda considers this system “the most sophisticated and technologically advanced all-wheel-drive system offered in a mainstream three-row SUV”. 

About Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System

Real Time AWD and Intelligent Control System works by detecting when there is a loss of traction to the back wheels. When this happens, it diverts power to the back to help maintain control. This system is not as dynamic or advanced as the I-VTM4 however, it is perfect for anyone who doesn’t plan to go off road during the winter and is especially refined to provide control in snowy conditions. Real Time AWD provides confidence in your vehicle during the winter.  

Here is a List of Honda vehicles that have standard AWD capabilities:

  • HR-V
  • CR-V
  • Ridgeline
  • Pilot
  • Passport

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