Explore the Exceptionally Performing AWD Cars Hyundai Is Churning Out—Including One Equipped with Industry-Exclusive Innovation

Driving a vehicle with all-wheel drive, often shortened to AWD, is a good choice for various reasons.

AWD is a drivetrain that uses a front, rear, and center differential to supply power to all of a vehicle's wheels.

AWD is always on and ready to go when you need it. It provides added control and grip in all kinds of road conditions, and it adds sportier traction and handling to various types of vehicles.

If you're curious about the AWD cars Hyundai makes, then you're in luck-we're about to explore them. Keep reading, and we'll go over Hyundai's current AWD models and performance details about each.

AWD Equipped

The current Hyundai lineup includes four vehicles that come equipped with all-wheel drive:

  • 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Active Cornering Control AWD is available for all of the Santa Fe models, significantly boosting traction and cornering ability. The Santa Fe also features a standard 3.3L V6 engine that delivers 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: The Santa Fe Sport also features available Active Cornering Control AWD for all trim levels. The Santa Fe Sport base model is powered by a 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder engine that produces 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque, while the Sport 2.0T and Sport 2.0T Ultimate trims each features a 2.0L twin-scroll turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine that generates 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2016 Hyundai Tucson: Active Cornering Control AWD is further available for each of the Tucson trims, with engine power delivered by a 2.0L GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine (164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque) in the base model and a 1.6L turbo GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine (175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque) in the upper trims.

The Pioneering HTRAC AWD

Hyundai's fourth AWD model, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, takes performance even further with an advanced, intelligent AWD system called HTRAC.

An exclusive Hyundai Motor technology, HTRAC AWD offers the all-weather capability of a traditional AWD and the spirited performance quality of a rear-wheel drive system.

The Genesis is currently the only Hyundai model that features HTRAC AWD, which is offered as an available option.

One of the outstanding qualities of HTRAC is its intelligent ability to deliver control according to changing driving conditions. HTRAC constantly gauges driving circumstances and road conditions, allocating power to a vehicle's front and rear wheels as it is needed. The results are incredible stability, prime balance on any type of road surface and in any kind of conditions, and outstanding cornering performance.

In addition to this Hyundai-exclusive HTRAC technology, the Genesis further features an athletic 3.8L Lambda GDI V6 engine that serves up 311 hp and 293 lb-ft of torque.

Hit the Road with AWD Ingenuity

Drivers can check out the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, and the 2016 Hyundai Genesis at Loren Hyundai.

Come in and see us or contact us today to explore these outstanding models and take each one for a test drive!



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