4x4 (or 4WD) refers to any vehicle that can send power to all four wheels giving it better grip. 4x4 cars are typically more powerful than two wheel drive cars and are better suited to off-road environments and bad weather.
Mitsubishi 4x4 FAQs
4x4s can be driven on tarmac roads just like a standard car, but benefit from enhanced stability because all four wheels can actively engage with the road rather than just rolling passively.
All-wheel drive typically stays in 4WD at all times, adjusting the power ratios to each wheel depending on conditions. 4WD systems like our Super Select 4WD can put the car into two wheel drive to maximise efficiency. 4x4s with true 4WD tend to allow more granular control of power distribution.
4x4s are typically a little heavier than their 2WD counterparts and therefore consume a little more fuel. For example an Eclipse Cross 4WD achieves 4 mpg less than an Eclipse Cross 2WD.
Deciding which 4x4 is right for you depends on your needs. If you want a 4x4 that can handle extreme off-roading or harsh everyday conditions like farming you might want a different car than if you want a road-focussed car that can go off-road when the need arises. Explore our full 4x4 range to find the right model for you.Explore 4x4 Range