- April 22, 2016
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Buffalo, NY
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- '18 Toyota Prius Prime
Ehh it could work. The Hyundai Tucson has a button to lock in 4wd from awd. My sister has one. Never used it before but I would imagine it only works to a certain speed but nonetheless still an option.
I meant it more, "they could have engineered it that way, but didn't; there's no way for the driver to make that happen" absent some serious modifications. And even then, it would be a little shaky given our knowledge base of the PTU's reliability (or lack thereof.)
Ford's had that kind of system on prior vehicles, but they've phased it out for Intelligent AWD (save for true 4WD). I remember our family's first SUV in the early 2000's--had an "AUTO/ON" kind of switch in the dash. If the driveline were activated for whatever reason--you had a locked 50/50 split until FWD only was reactivated. Did the job.