It is a 4WD now! It should really be called A4WD. Ford seems to think they can call their system AWD because of the added traction control. In the Escape it's called 4WD but the same exact system in a Fusion or Edge is called AWD. Does is vary torque from side to side while making a turn? Nope! Look at the Accura SH-AWD system here: SH-AWD which does that on the rear wheels, about all one could do on a FWD.They need to do a complete makeover.this body style has been around of 10 years and is getting tired.They should also make a 4x4 model,not a AWD like they have been.And they need to do something about the ****ty gas mileage.