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4x4's and 4x2's in Phoenix, AZ


Pros and Cons for 4x4’s and 4x2’s


When buying a truck or SUV most people go through a mental debate on whether they should purchase a vehicle with a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain. Just like everything else in this world, there is a good and bad to both options. After reading this article we hope it'll make the decision on a drivetrain you want or need easier.  

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The Drivetrain for 4x2  

A 4x2 drivetrain (4x2) gives drive or torque to the vehicle's front or back-wheel axle. To explain it, that's only two of the four wheels. The 4x2 drivetrain is more well-known than a vehicle with a 4x4 drivetrain.

The Good for a 4x2  

When comparing 4x4 vehicles and 4x2 vehicles a great thing about a 4x2 is its weight. Because of the extra parts that are within a 4x4 vehicle to deliver torque to all of the wheels, those parts make the vehicle heavier, meaning a 4x4 vehicle's fuel, towing, and payload limits are lower than a 4x2 vehicle.

Another great thing about 4x2 vehicles is their lower starting price. A 4x2 or a 4x4 vehicle's price difference is usually between $1,000 to $3,000. Finally, an improvement for two-wheel drive vehicles include better handling and is easier to drive because of weight balance on the vehicle.

The Bad for a 4x2  

If you live in warm and areas, like Arizona, Texas or Louisiana, which obviously won't have any snow anytime soon, this won't be an issue for you. But, if you live in the snowy or icy areas or mountains or like to go off-roading, you'll probably discover that a 4x2 won't be able to handle the terrain. 

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The Drivetrain for a 4x4  

A four-wheel (4x4) provides the vehicle with drive or torque to all of its wheels. A lot of SUVs and trucks have the option of a 4x4 drivetrain and some vehicles, like the Jeep Wrangler or the Ram Power Wagon, will usually come with a 4x4 drivetrain. You can look at our selection of  4x4 vehicles at Liberty Cars and Trucks. We have plenty of options to choose from ranging between Ford, Chevy, and Ram trucks including SUVs.

The Good of a 4x4  

When thinking about off-road and difficult terrain, a 4x4 vehicle is a more reliable choice than a 4x2 vehicle, especially when you're going to use it when crossing water, mud, or steep slopes. While 4x4 vehicles usually have a smaller payload or towing limit than a 4x2 vehicle, a 4x4 vehicle will grant customers enhanced towing capabilities when driving on slippery slopes, like a boat ramp.

The Bad of a 4x4  

A 4x4 may seem like a great idea but, there is a con to in. These vehicles have a higher starting price and have a somewhat shorter fuel efficiency than 4x2 vehicles. With these extra parts, a 4x4 vehicle can be harder to drive and more expensive to maintain.

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