Actually, this is not correct. SH-AWD is based on intelligent torque distribution that works differently in different driving scenarios:
1. Acceleration - up to 44% of power is transferred to rear wheels
2. Cruising - 90% is sent to front wheels and 10 % to rear wheels
3. Cornering - 70% is sent to rear with a chance of up to 100% vectoring to the outer wheels (this is the coolest feature I think SH AWD can offer, especially on wet pavement)
4 Lane change - power transferred to the inside rear wheel
5. Slippery traction - power goes to the wheel with most traction
The bottom line is that all the time all wheels are powered, just the torque distribution varies - its different than Audi quatro or subaru solution and it is definitely not like driving a Camry.
You can see on the dash how the torque is distributed to all wheels real time while driving a SH Awd model.
well to be honest, i am no car enthusiast; just want a comfy car that's bigger than civic/ILX in size, because i own an 2001 acura EL which is basically a decade-old ILX
i feel that if i restrict my choices to FWD only, my range of choices will become much bigger.....camry, accord, altima, etc. yes, the TLX is quiet like a vault, but those 3 vehicles are also much cheaper in comparison, especially if i do not go for the V6 variants.
it really comes down to how much i pay and how much i get in return
even though i do not regret my TLX SH-AWD purchase, i really do not need that 300hp power in the v6. coming from a acura EL which only had less than 130hp, sure its nice to reach highway speed limit almost instantly, but when i get my TLX i will have to change my driving habits abit to make sure i do not speed unintentionally. had the I4 model also offered SH-AWD i would have jumped on that instead and save myself some money. that said, i appreciate option of turning off the cylinders on the V6 engine when you are at a stop
...or so all the reviewers say. V6 doesn't shift smoothly. The I4 is underpowered but get that option if you must buy this car. Forget cornering. Back seat is cramped. Inferior materials. Pedestrian styling. Technology is antiquated. It's not reliable. I liked the aluminum beak, turns out! Yeah...
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