Which Nissan Cars are AWD?

Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Compared to front or rear-wheel drive cars, all-wheel drive vehicles undoubtedly offer a number of important advantages. The most obvious advantage is when it comes to driving on wet, snowy or icy roads. By delivering some of the engine’s power to both the front and rear wheels, all-wheel drive provides far better accelerating capabilities and traction. This also allows all-wheel drive cars and crossovers to perform far better off-road. These benefits help to explain why all-wheel drives are so popular. The only issue is that there is a now a huge number of AWD vehicles to choose from, which can make it difficult to decide which is right for you. Therefore, we’ll now take a look at all of the current Nissan AWD offerings so that you can begin to compare your various options.

All-Wheel Drive Vehicles in the 2018 Nissan Lineup

Nissan vehicles have long had an outstanding reputation for safety, performance and reliability, and this continues throughout the entire 2018 lineup. For those looking for an AWD vehicle, the 2018 Nissan lineup features five different AWD models. Prior to this year, an all-wheel drive version of the Nissan Juke was also available, but this model will be replaced by the front-wheel drive Nissan Kicks sometime during mid-2018.

The majority of Nissan all-wheel drive vehicles are crossover SUVs, which are based on a car platform and designed to combine all of the best features of an SUV with those of a sedan. For 2018, drivers can choose between three different Nissan AWD crossovers—the Nissan Rogue, Rogue Sport and Murano.

Those looking for something a bit larger and more powerful may be interested in the 2018 Nissan Armada. Offering impressive cargo capacity and seating for eight, the 2018 Armada is one of the only full-size SUVs currently on the market to feature optional all-wheel drive. This SUV also boasts decent towing capabilities, and the addition of all-wheel drive will definitely come in handy should you ever find yourself towing anything in less than ideal weather.

Surprisingly, the 2018 Nissan lineup also offers all-wheel drive on its incredibly popular GT-R sports car. In fact, the 2018 GT-R, GT-R Premium, GT-R Track Edition and GT-R NISMO all come standard with ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive.

Nissan Intuitive All-Wheel Drive

Nissan’s Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system ensures a smooth ride by providing excellent traction and handling no matter the road conditions. This advanced system monitors the road and your driving, and it automatically adjusts the power between the four wheels to ensure optimal traction. The system can instantly sense a loss of traction under a wheel or wheels and will then transfer torque to the wheels where it is needed most.

As the system can detect slippery conditions and make adjustments in less time than it takes you to blink, you can rest assured that it will be always be there to help out whenever needed. This should allow you to drive with confidence, no matter what the road conditions are like and no matter how quickly they change.

The 2018 Nissan lineup provides a number of choices for those looking for all-wheel drive—whether you’re in the market for a crossover, sports car or full-size SUV. Of course, the Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system is only one of the many reasons that these vehicles stand out from their competitors. Therefore, we’d like to invite you to Cerritos Nissan, where our professional sales staff is on-hand to answer any of your questions and let you take any of our 2018 models for a test drive so you can understand the Nissan difference for yourself.

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