Volvo XC90: All Wheel Drive (AWD) - STARTING AND DRIVINGVolvo XC90: All Wheel Drive (AWD)

All-wheel drive (AWD1), also called fourwheel drive, means that power is distributed to all four wheels, which improves traction.

To achieve the best traction, power is automatically directed to the wheels that have the best grip. The system continuously calculates the need for torque to the rear wheels, and can immediately redistribute up to half of the engine's torque to the rear wheels.

All-wheel drive also has a stabilizing effect at higher speeds. In normal driving conditions, most of the engine's power is directed to the front wheels. When the vehicle is stationary, all-wheel drive is always activated in preparation for maximum traction during acceleration.

All-wheel drive reacts differently depending on which drive mode is selected.

1 All Wheel Drive

Automatic transmission symbols and messages
If a problem occurs with the transmission, a symbol and a message are displayed in the instrument panel. CAUTION Check the operating temperature of the transmission to help avoid damage to any of the drive ...

Drive modes
(Option/accessory.) Drive modes affect the vehicle's driving characteristics in different ways to enhance and simplify the driving experience in certain types of situations. Drive modes enable easy access ...

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Storing positions for seats, mirrors and head-up display *
(Option/accessory) Adjustment settings for the power* seat, door mirrors and head-up display* can be stored in the memory buttons. Three different positions for the power* seat, door mirrors and head-up ...

Seat Heater (Air Ventilation). Components and Components Location
Components ...

Outside Rear View Components and Components Location
Component Location 1. Outside rear view mirror ...