You've done your research, and now the time is here. You've chosen a vehicle brand. You've chosen a style of vehicle like sedan, SUV or pickup truck. You've even considered whether you want new, used or certified pre-owned. But have you considered what type of drivetrain your vehicle will have?

Depending on what type of vehicle you're considering, the drivetrain options will vary. Sometimes you won't have a choice, and sometimes there will be multiple to choose from. The most common drivetrain options include front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and if you're considering an SUV or truck, you'll likely at least have a few of these options.

Below you'll find a summary of the main benefits that all-wheel drive vehicles provide to their owners. Be sure to check them out and let us know if you have questions.

  • Increased Traction

  • Whether you're driving on the road, off the road or through inclement weather, having power sent to all four wheel means better maneuverability.

  • Increased Resale Value

  • While there are probably exceptions, vehicles that sport all-wheel drive typically sell for more than their front-wheel drive counterparts.

  • Increased Acceleration

  • If you're in it to win it (or simply enjoy the added agility when maneuvering amid traffic), having ability to quickly speed up can be very valuable.

  • Increased Confidence

  • More or less a culmination of the last three points, just knowing that you're safer on the road, have better resale value and can drive with increased precision combine to make all-wheel drive a choice worth considering.

If you're interested in learning more about the benefits that a Toyota vehicle with all-wheel drive can offer, feel free to contact us directly or stop by Karl Malone Toyota at 11453 South Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, UT 84020. We look forward to serving our customers near the Salt Lake City and Orem areas!