Toyota Goes All-In on All-Wheel Drive

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Electronic On-Demand AWD
Toyota offers all-wheel drive on both the RAV4 Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid, and unlike the previously described systems, the hybrids do not use a mechanical connection to the rear wheels. When AWD is not needed, these are pure front-wheel-drive vehicles. If the vehicle determines AWD is needed, the rear motor generator gets engaged automatically and sends power to the rear wheels, with equal power distributed left and right.

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