Whose four-wheel drive is better? Among crossovers!
City crossovers with all-wheel drive are now very popular, this is not only practical in different situations on the road, but also adds status to the driver himself, who can always boast of having this system.
All-wheel drive, which is installed on most modern crossovers, is unlikely to help you on real off-road, because this is an automatic AWD all-wheel drive that does not have a center differential lock.
There are more expensive crossovers with improved permanent all-wheel drive. In general, I chose the 3 best rogues among crossovers.
In the new generation of Volkswagen Tuareg, there is no longer a transfer case and a self-block in the rear differential; instead, an electronic lock system, more powerful engines and 8 automatic transmissions are used. Also, the new Tuareg has air suspension and a base clearance of 215 mm, which can be lowered by 40 mm or raised by 70 mm.
The all-wheel drive system does not use a Haldex clutch, it is based on a Torsen self-locking differential, which can shift up to 70% to the front axle and up to 80% to the rear. Torsen automatic lock does not overheat and is much more reliable than other types of locks. From all this we can conclude that the all-wheel drive system on the Volkswagen Tuareg is one of the best among crossovers.
Even at its origins, the Jeep Cherokee was a frame SUV, but later, having moved to another platform, it became a comfortable urban crossover, for the sake of modern fashion. Cherokee’s main features are a V6 engine with 9 automatic transmissions and three all-wheel drive systems. The most advanced system has a two-speed transfer case with a reduction gear.
An even more advanced all-wheel drive system has a rear differential lock, this is for real off-road. As you can see, the Jeep Cherokee crossover can be a real SUV. Cherokee can rightfully be considered one of the most passable crossovers.
Mercedes GLE has an all-wheel drive system with a center differential, traction between the axles is distributed 50 to 50, plus there is an off-road version with a reduction gear and a reinforced bottom. The GLE also has air suspension, you can add another 90mm to the standard 200mm of ground clearance, and the main feature is that the ground clearance of each wheel can be lowered and raised separately.
For example, the front right can be raised, and the rear left can be lowered, this helps to get out of even the most difficult places. Therefore, the Mercedes-Benz GLE can be considered one of the best rogues among crossovers. Among the engines, the German has a 2.0-3.0 liter diesel engine with a capacity of 240-330 forces, and a 3-liter V6 with a capacity of 370-435 forces, both engines are paired with 9 self-developed automatic transmissions.