What is Torque Vectoring?

November 20th, 2017 by

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Torque vectoring is an innovative technology that significantly enhances traction, handling, and overall performance for AWD Acura vehicles. Learn more below, then experience how torque vectoring improves performance by test driving a new Acura model equipped with an all-wheel drive system at Acura of Avon near West Hartford.

How Does Torque Vectoring Work?

Torque vectoring system is a major part of Acura’s signature Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, which is available on models like the Acura MDX and RDX SUVs, and the Acura TLX and RLX sedans. It was first introduced in 2004, and Acura engineers have been steadily refining it ever since. This technology relies on a series of sophisticated sensors that monitor the following variables at all times:

  • Vehicle speed
  • Wheel speed
  • Steering angle
  • Yaw rate
  • Lateral G forces

If the sensors detect that any of the wheels are slipping, torque is automatically applied to the front and rear wheels that need it most, and the electronically controlled power distribution works to regain stability control or prevent dangerous loss of traction on Manchester roads.

Why is Torque Vectoring Useful?

Even though this technology was adapted from racing vehicles, Hartford drivers will find that it has a number of real-world applications. Drivers that have a vehicle with torque vectoring equipped like the latest Acura can expect to enjoy the following advantages:

  • Better fuel-efficiency when cruising compared to other AWD vehicles
  • More athletic handling when performance is being pushed to the limits
  • Faster and more assertive acceleration
  • Greater traction and control when tackling inclement weather, rough surfaces, and winter driving conditions

In practice, torque vectoring automatically works to improve Acura performance and make driving safer. Other vehicles with AWD offer similar advantages, but thanks to the sophistication of the SH-AWD® torque vectoring used by Acura, driving is even more exciting.

Experience Torque Vectoring in Canton, CT

Torque vectoring is just one of the benefits that drivers can take advantage of on vehicles like the Acura MDX and  TLX. Compare the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot learn more about your SUV options, and be sure to new vehicle offers available at Acura of Avon near Berlin to get a great deal on your next AWD-equipped model! You can even learn about dashboard warning lights. 

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