Nissan Rogue SL AWD

Winter weather has the potential to make your daily commute extremely hazardous as every Illinois resident already knows all too well. Slick, snowy and icy roads are something you just have to learn to deal with. However, you can help to minimize the impact that weather and road conditions have on your ability to get from A to B by choosing an all-wheel drive vehicle. An AWD drivetrain provides better traction, handling and acceleration capabilities on wet, slick or icy roads, while also giving you the ability to head off-road. In this sense, any of Nissan’s all-wheel drive vehicles can be an outstanding option.

Meet the All-New 2018 Nissan All-Wheel Drives

The majority of sedans and other cars are typically either front- or rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive usually being mostly reserved for crossovers and smaller SUVs. However, Nissan has bucked this trend. Not only does the brand offer all-wheel on most of its crossovers—including the Rogue, Rogue Sport and Murano—but it also produces both a full-size SUV and a sports car with an AWD drivetrain.

Drivers looking for a sports car with plenty of style, plus power and performance to match, definitely need to check out the 2018 Nissan GT-R. A true supercar, the GT-R provides drivers with the added comfort of all-wheel drive to ensure improved traction and handling in any condition. Alternatively, if a full-size SUV with seating for eight passengers is your idea of the perfect vehicle, the 2018 Nissan Armada is the way to go. Although it is also available with a 4x2 drivetrain, upgrading to the all-wheel drive configuration will give you the off-road capabilities needed to explore off of the beaten path.

Nissan discontinued the Juke crossover in 2017, and it is set to be replaced by the 4x2 and 4x4 Nissan Kicks sometime later this year. Nonetheless, drivers interested in checking out the all-wheel drive Nissan Juke should still be able to arrange a test drive of a new 2017 model.

Nissan Intuitive All-Wheel Drive: Get from A to B and Back Safely

Every new Nissan AWD vehicle takes advantage of the brand’s Intuitive All-Wheel Drive technology. This system constantly monitors road conditions and your driving, and it will automatically make any necessary adjustments to help prevent loss of traction. If the sensors detect any of your wheels starting to slip or lose contact with the road, the system will adjust the power in between the four wheels as needed to keep you from skidding or sliding. Better still, the system works so quickly that it can detect and then prevent slippage or a loss of traction before you even know what’s happening. 

While all-wheel drive can provide better acceleration and handling in bad road conditions, it is important to know that it won’t improve your braking capabilities or keep you from sliding when trying to stop. Nonetheless, an all-wheel drive vehicle still provides a number of important advantages that will definitely come in handy when living in a place like Illinois that’s famed for its harsh winter weather. For this reason, if you’re looking to ensure the weather doesn’t interfere with your daily commute, you should definitely stop by Crown Nissan of Decatur to check out our complete line of new Nissan all-wheel drive cars, crossovers and SUVs.

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