Does the Honda CR-V's all-wheel drive work in Reverse?

By Rick Popely  on Fri Aug 02 22:00:00 GMT-06:00 2013

https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/28/694858942-1425510485028. "Does the Honda CR-V's all-wheel drive work when in Reverse?"

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https://www.cstatic-images.com/stock/765x765/51/-1270784772-1425510485051. Honda says the CR-V's all-wheel-drive system will engage in Reverse as well as in forward gears. If you have to back up to get out of an icy, sloped driveway, for example, the all-wheel drive should provide assistance.

The CR-V's all-wheel-drive system sends all power to the front wheels on smooth, dry pavement. Under low-traction conditions, the system can send up to 100% of its power to either the front or rear as needed to maximize grip. Once traction stabilizes and the vehicle is cruising, it reverts to a front-wheel-drive mode to save fuel.

The system also sends some power to the rear wheels briefly to improve traction when taking off from a standing start or accelerating from low speeds.

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