Acura SH-AWD®

Acura Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive™ (SH-AWD®) is a technology that is exclusive to the automaker and a big part of why Acura models are so exciting to drive. It is currently available on the latest TLX sedan and MDX crossover for any driver who wants to upgrade performance well above the ordinary. Learn how the innovation of SH-AWD® works, then experience it from behind the wheel by visiting Southern Motors Acura in Savannah.

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How Does Acura SH-AWD® Work?

Most all-wheel-drive systems simply monitor each of the four wheels and then supply extra torque in select instances. The SH-AWD system, however, relies on advanced technologies and refined engineering to improve on standard AWD significantly. Here’s how it works:

  • The system calculates the ideal levels of power to be distributed to the front and rear wheels. Those calculations are made based on wind speed, lateral G-force, yaw rate, and steering angle. By incorporating multiple variables, the SH-AWD® system delivers a driving experience tailored to the exact driving conditions.
  • When the vehicle is cruising in a straight line, up to 90% of the power is sent to the front wheels to achieve maximum fuel efficiency.
  • When the vehicle is accelerating, up to 45% of engine power is sent to the rear wheels to enhance traction and propel the vehicle forward seamlessly.
  • When the vehicle is going through curves, up to 70% of torque is sent to the outside back wheel so that the shifting weight of the vehicle is compensated for and the curve is smooth and confident
2018 Acura TLX

Benefits of Acura SH-AWD®

The standard versions of the TLX and MDX offer confident and capable performance exactly how they are. For some Hilton Head drivers, however, the benefits of SH-AWD® are absolutely worth the addition:

  • Precision Performance – Vehicles with SH-AWD® accelerate more crisply, race around corners in complete control, and offer a dynamic driving experience that is truly thrilling. For drivers who love to race down the open road and push a luxury vehicle to its limits, SH-AWD® is an exciting asset.
  • Enhance Safety – Since SH-AWD® providers superior control it makes vehicles safer in all conditions, but especially when roads are wet or icy. If the system detects that a wheel is slipping, it supplies torque to restore traction and preserve stability. Some of the most dangerous and unavoidable hazards are eliminated.
  • Luxury Credentials – For Bluffton drivers who take pride in what they drive, SH-AWD® is a badge of honor. It signals that the automotive enthusiast knows where to find compelling performance and is willing to invest in an enhanced experience.

Rule the Road with Acura SH-AWD®

At Southern Motors Acura, we are committed to helping drivers find the right new TLX, new MDX, or any other model. We are just as committed to helping drivers follow a maintenance schedule, get an easy oil change, and keep their precision vehicle in top shape. Rely on us to meet all your Savannah-area automotive needs, and contact us for more information at your convenience.

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