from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. four-wheel drive

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  • abbr. four-wheel drive.
  • abbr. Abbreviation of forward


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  • Here's mine: If you tell yourself "Aw hell, I don't need to put it in 4WD for THAT ..." then you most assuredly do.

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  • Two excursions in 4WD vehicles, with a maximum of 125 people per trip, are allowed each day.

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  • Where a van, truck, sedan or something 4WD is best depends upon where you plan to live and what you plan to do with the vehicle.

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  • Also, there are still 4×4’s that require backing up or something to shift from 4WD to 2WD and can be damaged by staying in 4WD where the road has been cleared, so I’d expect those drivers to try to park so they can get out in 2WD.

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  • However, the engine/transmission/weight appear to be the same as my current 2009 Honda CR-V 4WD, which is rated at 20 city and 26 highway.

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  • The 2WD Tacoma received a Natural Resources Canada ecoEnergy award as most fuel-efficient pickup but the 4WD is a fair bit thirstier, with ratings of 11.5 litres/100 km city and 9.2 highway.

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  • Before 17 June 1970 there was no such thing as a luxury 4WD wagon and the term 'all-wheel drive' -- as opposed to '4WD' or the American '4X4', let alone the slightly irritating 'SUV' for sports utility vehicle -- was very much in future tense.

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  • Q: We bought a used 2008 Ford Escape 4WD with 25,289 miles on it.

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  • Q: I have a 2002 Toyota Sequoia 4WD with 67,000 miles.

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  • Q: We are considering a Ford Escape Intelligent 4WD for our daughter.

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