What is Acura SH-AWD®?

February 20th, 2018 by

2018 Acura MDX driving in the mountains on a bridge over water

Available on a range of new and pre-owned Acura vehicles, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, or SH-AWD®, is a groundbreaking drivetrain system that is electronically controlled. SH-AWD® is able to monitor conditions in order to deliver sharp handling and superior fuel economy for drivers throughout Commack.

SH-AWD® Performance

When it comes to vehicle performance, two of the most important considerations of inclement weather, difficult road conditions, and demanding driving behavior are the amount of traction the wheels receive and the way in which vehicle weight is distributed. SH-AWD® is able to optimize both of these aspects of drivetrain performance by:

  • Sending power between the front and rear wheels as well as between both of the rear wheels
  • Analyzing the steering angle, yaw rate, vehicle speed, and lateral G-force in order to ideally distribute torque
  • Distributing up to 45% of power to the rear wheels when accelerating quickly
  • Sending up to 70% of torque to the rear axles, which can be sent to a single wheel under difficult cornering conditions to improve tight turns

SH-AWD® Efficiency

While the SH-AWD® system has earned its reputation for performance, its also an incredibly efficient AWD system when compared to others on the road. That’s because SH-AWD® is designed to deliver up to 90% of power to the front wheels under normal driving conditions on the highway at relatively constant speeds and straight road conditions.

Acura Models Offered with SH-AWD®

You’ll find SH-AWD® installed on a range of different new Acura vehicles, including:

Check Out an Acura SH-AWD® Vehicle Near Commack!

Make your way from Dix Hills or the surrounding areas to come check out special offers on the Acura MDX and other Acura models equipped with SH-AWD®. Our dealership is located at 359 West Jericho Turnpike in Huntington, NY, and we’re open for sales seven days a week. Apply to finance a SH-AWD® Acura model through our finance department, and contact us with any questions you might have.


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