The Atlas driving in winter with snow covered mountains seen in the distance

4MOTION®
All-Wheel Drive

While Canadian roads may be as beautiful and broad as our country, Canadian road conditions aren’t always as picturesque. To enjoy them fully, it helps to be ready for anything. That’s the advantage of 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive.

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While Canadian roads may be as beautiful and broad as our country, Canadian road conditions aren’t always as picturesque. To enjoy them fully, it helps to be ready for anything. That’s the advantage of 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive.

A Tiguan Highline with R-Line Package driving with snow seen in the background

Stay in control

With 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, you’re getting an All-Wheel Drive system that can help you avoid any wheel slip so you can feel confident on and off the road. Even before you hit less-than-ideal road conditions, 4MOTION® is in the background using sensors and software to monitor your wheel speed multiples times per second. Should your tires begin to slip, in a fraction of a second, up to 50% of the engine’s power is sent to the rear axle as needed. 4MOTION® truly gives confidence in your drive a whole new meaning.

Meet the 4MOTION® Family

The SUV versatile enough to handle whatever life throws your way.

4MOTION® in motion

What does 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive look like in your life?

Traction

Traction

A Tiguan Highline with R-Line Package driving in winter with snow covered mountains in the background

Make light work of any job, no matter the season. From the boat launch at the lake in the summer to hauling your kids to school on a snowy day. Whatever the conditions, 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive sends power to where it’s needed the most so you can give any slip, the slip.

FAQs

Different modes* for whatever Mother Nature throws your way

*Modes are only available for Tiguan, Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport

In Snow Mode, the engine is kept in a lower RPM range, which prevents too much power going to the wheels too quickly. In concert with 4MOTION®, Snow Mode provides sure-footedness in even the fiercest winter weather.

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  • All prices are MSRP in Canadian dollars. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,750 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf, Golf GTI), $1,850 (Passat, Arteon) and $1,950 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges, where applicable. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.

    Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods and are provided for comparison purposes only.  Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires.
    For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.