What’s Special About Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive?

What’s Special About Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive?

If you’re asking yourself what’s so special about Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, you probably haven’t experienced the advantages it grants the 2017 Acura MDX, TLX, and RLX. Not merely another AWD system, SH-AWD can instead be considered the latest evolution of that technology. Sure, it maintains traction and control across adverse terrain and weather, but it does so while enlivening your ride with sporty flair, giving you a big edge in adverse conditions, even if you’re just making a simple trip from Oak Brook to Tinley Park.

What is Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive?

SH-AWD is a sophisticated new system that uses hydraulic control and more power distribution systems than your average AWD system. As a result, it can continuously redirect engine power between all wheels individually, not just in separate sets like a conventional system.

How Does SH-AWD Work?

Power is delivered seamlessly and agility is noticeably improved as energy distribution between front and rear wheels, as well as between the rear wheels, is adjusted based on wheel speed, steering angle, lateral G-force, and yaw rate analysis.

  • When you’re cruising along in a straight line, 90% of power is sent to the front wheels to prioritize efficiency.

  • During hard acceleration, 45% of power is transferred to the rear wheels to fully harness available rear-wheel traction.

  • When you’re carving through a curve, 70% of effective torque can be sent to the rear to improve cornering ability.

It’s that last point that really brings home the improved performance of vehicles fitted with Acura’s SH-AWD system — it adds more than a dash of track-like brilliance to your drive, expertly leveraging engine power for electrifying capability as well as all-weather, all-terrain peace of mind.

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Experience Super Handling All-Wheel Drive for Yourself at Joe Rizza Acura

It’s hard to put such revolutionary performance into words, so don’t hesitate to contact one of the team here at Joe Rizza Acura today if you’d like to arrange a test drive in the MDX, TLX, or RLX. We’re conveniently located in Orland Park.

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