Green 2021 Toyota Tacoma on Sandy Trail

Learn More About Toyota 4WD and How it Works

How Does Toyota Tacoma 4WDemand Part-Time 4WD Work? 

What are your plans for the weekend? Are you excited to get out and about and enjoy the outdoors? Maine drivers who love to explore the rivers and woods of the Pine Tree State will love what the 2021 Toyota Tacoma brings to the table in terms of off-road performance and it owes it to a rugged and innovative 4WDemand part-time 4×4 system. Adventurers want to know – how does Toyota Tacoma 4WDemand part-time 4WD work? Find out with this quick overview created by Downeast Toyota in Brewer, ME. 



How Does Toyota Four-Wheel Drive Work? 

Four-wheel drive is built for adventure and when engaged will send equal amounts of power and torque to each wheel that will help you gain and maintain traction in any and all terrains. When compared to all-wheel drive, the Toyota 4WDemand part-time 4×4 system allows you, the driver, to dictate when and where to use four-wheel drive. Mechanical elements that make four-wheel drive a capable option for outdoorsmen include a transfer case and a rear differential.  

Armed with a 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive system, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma will operate in rear-wheel drive under normal conditions. When more traction is needed in extreme terrain, 4WD can be engaged at the turn of a dial. Power that is manufactured by the 278-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine is directed via the transfer case to the front and rear axles at a 50/50 ratio. The Toyota Tacoma Automatic Limited-Slip Differential limits the amount of wheelspin at each axle to improve traction. An available electronic locking rear differential allows you to lock in power and improve traction in deep sand and deep snow. 

Silver 2021 Toyota Tacoma on Muddy Trail
2021 Toyota Tacoma Locking Rear Differential

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How does Toyota Tacoma 4WDemand part-time 4WD work? Find out how the Toyota Tacoma 4×4 system works with this quick guide created by Downeast Toyota. Contact the dealership team today to schedule a test drive in a Toyota Tacoma that is ready for the trail!