10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Honda CR-V
#3. All-Wheel Drive Adds Traction and Safety
The 2011 Honda CR-V comes with front-wheel drive by default, but four-wheel drive is available as an option. Honda calls the system Real Time 4WD, and it differs from other crossover four-wheel drive systems through its ability to automatically redistribute engine torque to the rear axle only in situations where a loss of traction has been detected. In regular driving, only the Honda CR-V's front wheels are engaged, which helps the vehicle when it comes to fuel economy - the 4WD edition of the CR-V drops only a single highway mpg when compared to the front-wheel drive model.