Toyota All-Wheel Drive Models

2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD in Moon Dust

Gearing up for snowy road conditions this winter in Thomasville? Perhaps you’re getting ready for a vacation with your family? Regardless of where your travels take you, you’re going to want a vehicle that can handle hazardous road conditions with ease so you can get where you want to go safely. That’s why having a vehicle with all-wheel-drive (AWD) capabilities is a necessity for every Bradfordville family this upcoming holiday season. 

Not sure which Toyota all-wheel drive vehicle is best for your driving needs? Not to worry – the Toyota brand has a full breakdown of Toyota AWD models available at Peter Boulware Toyota below! Take a look at the Toyota AWD lineup and once you’ve found your preferred vehicle, explore it in-depth via our virtual model showroom

How Many Toyota All-Wheel Drive Vehicles Are Available at Peter Boulware Toyota?

As more Crawfordville shoppers look for an AWD vehicle that can safely navigate wintery road conditions, the Toyota all-wheel drive lineup has only continued to swell. With some of your favorite Toyota cars, minivans, SUVs, and trucks offering AWD capability, you can get the car you love without worrying about whether or not it can handle rain, sleet, or snow. Browse available Toyota AWD vehicles below:

  • Toyota Tundra
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Venza
  • Toyota RAV4 Prime
  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota Sienna
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota Camry 
  • Toyota Prius

Toyota All-Wheel Drive Systems

Quincy shoppers will have access to four types of AWD systems on Toyota AWD vehicles: 

  • Dynamic Torque-Control for sedans and smaller SUVs
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Driveline Disconnect for larger SUVs and trucks
  • Electronic On-Demand AWD for hybrid vehicles
  • AWDe for smaller hybrid vehicles

Each Toyota AWD system uses advanced computers and sensors to monitor road conditions in real-time and apply extra traction when necessary. Find out how each system works below: 

Dynamic Torque-Control AWD

  • This AWD system utilizes electromagnetic coupling ahead of the rear differential to activate and deactivate the AWD system. 
  • When the computer and sensors detect that a tire is slipping or spinning, it appropriately applies the brakes to the slipping tire.. 
  • This system does not adjust the power going to each wheel
  • The driveshaft that powers the AWD is always turning on this system – even if the electromagnetic coupler is disengaged. 
  • Adds some additional drag to the vehicle, but it only sacrifices 3 or 4 MPG.
  • This system can be found on: The Toyota Avalon XLE, Avalon XLE Limited; Toyota Camry LE, Camry SE, Camry XLE, and Camry XSE;Toyota RAV4 LE, RAV4 XLE, and RAV4 XLE Premium.

Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Driveline Disconnect: 

  • This AWD system takes advantage of multiple dog-clutch gears to engage the AWD system behind the transmission, ahead of the rear differential, and each rear tire. 
  • The dog clutches allow the AWD system to distribute engine power to each wheel, as opposed to using selective braking like the Dynamic Torque-Control AWD system. 
  • The system is designed to sense a slipping wheel and disengage the dog-clutch to that wheel. It then applies the extra power to the other non-slipping wheels to preserve forward momentum. 
  • The unique design of the dog-clutch allows more torque to be distributed to each tire, which allows for more power than the previous Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system can provide.
  • The dog clutches also allow the driveshaft to disengage completely when AWD is not running. This basically means that the driveshaft won’t continuously turn. 
  • This system can be found on: The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, RAV4 Adventure, and RAV4 Limited;Toyota Highlander Limited, and Highlander Platinum.

Electronic On-Demand AWD:. 

  • This system gets rid of driveshafts completely, and replaces them with electric-motor generators for the rear tires.
  • There is no mechanical connection between the front and rear wheels.
  • When additional traction isn’t required, the rear wheel motors are turned off. 
  • When the system senses additional traction is needed, the rear tire motors are switched on and distribute the necessary power to each tire.
  • This system can be found on: The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid.


  • AWDe is designed to minimize weight and drag and maximize fuel efficiency and is therefore found on smaller hybrid Toyota AWD cars.
  • The AWDe system works the same as the Electronic On-Demand AWD system with some exceptions. 
  • The rear motors are induction motors, and only are available at speeds below 43 mph. This protects the AWD motors from burning out. 
  • The AWDe system is also engaged up to 6 mph while the vehicle is accelerating. This is due to the fact that electric motors operate more efficiently than gasoline-powered engines at low speeds, helping to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
  • If the system senses that traction is needed above 6 mph, it will stay engaged up until 43 mph. The AWD system will disengage if no traction is needed. 
  • This system can be found on: The Toyota Prius.

Purchase a Toyota All-Wheel Drive Vehicle at Peter Boulware Toyota Today!

Ready to experience the unrivaled power and improved performance of a Toyota all-wheel drive model? Then get in touch with us here at Peter Boulware Toyota to get behind the wheel of your preferred trim for a test drive! Our team is happy to help you construct a financing plan that won’t break the bank. 


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