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The difference is that a 2wd car will only have two of the four wheels supplied with power to drive, either front wheel drive or rear wheel drive. 

A car with 4wd will have power supplied to all four wheels, giving it better driving abilities in wet or slick conditions.  You can check out the car maker's site to see if the model you are interested in is 2 or 4 wheel drive, or check out a site like driverside.com or car and driver to see if it's an older car and you're not sure.  In the USA, Subaru makes all of their cars with 4WD (AWD).
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