OK, getting back to the original question, can you explain in laymans terms (for dummies like me) how is AWD different from the FWD when the StabiliTrak is on.
With FWD the rear wheels contribute nothing to either push or pull the vehicle. With AWD the rear wheels apply 10% or more of engine power to the ground.
With AWD , all four wheels will push or pull the vehicle after the VCM detects slippage on the front wheels and tightens the clutches in the rear differential . Some AWD vehicles apply full clutch pack tension to the rear axle from 0 to 5mph just to ensure that wheel spin has a very limited opportunity to occur.
AWD also reduces the 3.6L's torque steer to about nil.