all wheel drive cars

all wheel drive cars

All Wheel Drive Cars

Photo: General Motors › 1 of 12 › Which All-Wheel Drive Sedan Is Right for You? In the past, many automakers did not offer sedans with all-wheel drive. Its added cost – about $2,000 a vehicle – had been a major obstacle to its acceptance in the family sedan market. That cost differential has not been a problem for buyers of more costly cars. However, that has made it hard to find a luxury sedan that does not offer all-wheel drive, at least as an option. Fortunately, an increasing number of sedans in all price ranges now offer all-wheel drive. Here is a look at a range of models with this feature. Read the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Full Review See 2017 Cadillac CT6 Photos See Luxury Large Cars Rankings
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All Wheel Drive Cars

Which All-Wheel Drive Sedan Is Right for You? In the past, many automakers did not offer sedans with all-wheel drive. Its added cost – about $2,000 a vehicle – had been a major obstacle to its acceptance in the family sedan market. That cost differential has not been a problem for buyers of more costly cars. However, that has made it hard to find a luxury sedan that does not offer all-wheel drive, at least as an option. Fortunately, an increasing number of sedans in all price ranges now offer all-wheel drive. Here is a look at a range of models with this feature. Read the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Full Review See 2017 Cadillac CT6 Photos See Luxury Large Cars Rankings
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All Wheel Drive Cars

‹ Photo: U.S. News & World Report › ‹ 12 of 12 › More Tools From U.S. News & World Report Most buyers who opt for all-wheel drive do so hoping it will help them cope with snow-covered roads. All-wheel drive certainly offers more traction when the pavement is slippery, but it does not eliminate the need for winter tires. To read more about whether or not you need all-wheel drive check out our article regarding all-wheel drive. And if you’re looking to buy a new car, use our Best Price Program to get the best deal on your new car purchase.
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All Wheel Drive Cars

More Tools From U.S. News & World Report Most buyers who opt for all-wheel drive do so hoping it will help them cope with snow-covered roads. All-wheel drive certainly offers more traction when the pavement is slippery, but it does not eliminate the need for winter tires. To read more about whether or not you need all-wheel drive check out our article regarding all-wheel drive. And if you’re looking to buy a new car, use our Best Price Program to get the best deal on your new car purchase.
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All Wheel Drive Cars

Whether it is for extra traction on wet roads or a desire for improved handling, an increasing number of car shoppers are interested in all-wheel-drive sedans. It used to be that all-wheel-drive, or AWD, was available only on high-end cars. Now, it’s available on many mainstream models. Here are 7 cars with all-wheel-drive priced under $35,000.
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All Wheel Drive Cars

Nissan’s unique Juke offers bold styling and some oddball features. Among them are a G-force meter and color-changing interior lights. But the Juke is also one of the least expensive cars with available all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive models start just over $22,000 in base S trim. That trim also includes side curtain airbags, keyless entry and 17-inch alloys. And for shoppers looking to save on fuel, the Juke does just that, pairing a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder with a CVT automatic. The result is up to 30 mpg on the highway for all-wheel drive models, or 25 mpg in the city.
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All Wheel Drive Cars

When you have to drive on the white stuff—or, worse, a wintry mix—you want to feel confident that you can get where you’re going. All-wheel drive or four-wheel drive can give you that assurance. With power directed to all four wheels at the same time, vehicles with these systems provide better traction than two-wheel-drive vehicles.
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All Wheel Drive Cars

The best all-wheel drive sedans combine the best of both worlds: the comfort and nimble handling of a four-door automobile with the sure-footed four-wheel grip of an SUV. For anyone who doesn’t need the mammoth cargo space offered by a sport utility vehicle but who lives in an area where snowy, slippery roads are a yearly menace, an AWD sedan is often an appealing prospect. We’ve put together this list of the best AWD sedans to help guide you towards some of the most intriguing models out there featuring four-wheel motivation. Let’s take a quick look at each of these all-wheel drive sedans and see what they have to offer.
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With a base price of just over $20,000, the Legacy is the third least expensive new car with all-wheel drive. That will surprise many shoppers, since the Legacy offers all-wheel drive in a midsize package but at a compact car price. The Legacy also touts a standard 170-hp 4-cylinder that reaches 31 mpg on the highway, matching many non-all-wheel drive rivals for gas mileage. Drivers who choose the Legacy for winter duties also receive side curtain airbags, an MP3 player hookup and even automatic lights.
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The Ford Fusion was more highly rated than the Subaru Legacy, but all-wheel drive is an option instead of a standard feature. In order to get all-wheel drive, you’ll have to choose one of two optional engines, either a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 231 horsepower, or, a 325-horsepower 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. The starting price for an all-wheel drive 2017 Fusion is $27,535.
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When winter’s wrath hits hard, a car with all-wheel drive and good tires is your best bet to help navigate the roads safely. All-wheel drive feeds power to all four wheels and provides maximum forward traction. It is especially helpful in wintry conditions and when driving over moderate off-road terrain. Its lightness and compactness makes AWD the system of choice for cars and crossovers. Many modern systems exact only a slight fuel-economy penalty, and their engagement is seamless. But AWD has limitations: It does nothing to improve braking or regular cornering. Thus, such systems don’t enable you to drive the same way or at the same speed as you would on a dry road. If you’re considering a new car and live in an area where roadways could be covered with ice, snow, or other traction challenges, take a look at the models below to find AWD choices in a variety of vehicle categories. These highlighted models were ranked tops in our 2015 auto survey when we asked subscribers to rate their vehicles’ performance in snowy conditions. The results revealed that some AWD and 4WD systems are better than others. Below, SUVs and wagons are ranked for winter driving based on 47,982 subscriber ratings. All respondents had driven their vehicles without changing to winter tires on at least six snowy days during the winter of 2014 to 2015. The rankings are based on 2012 to 2015 models that have at least two model years’ worth of data.
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The compact Subaru Impreza is the least expensive car with standard all-wheel drive. Its base price of just over $18,000 buys a 4-door sedan, while a 5-door hatchback is priced slightly higher. In addition to standard all-wheel drive, the Impreza’s 148-hp engine gets 27 mpg city and a strong 36 mpg highway. The Impreza also comes with a long list of features, like side curtain airbags, keyless entry and a USB port for music. Drivers will also like this compact’s standard steering wheel audio controls, which is rare for the Impreza’s class.
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All-wheel drive versions of Kia’s compact Sportage start at just over $22,000. That’s a good deal for a small crossover that’s been lauded for its styling and drivability. We’re also impressed with the Sportage’s list of features. Standard items include an anti skid system, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a USB port for music. The Sportage also offers a strong base engine. With 176 hp, it propels the crossover to 60 mph in around 8.5 seconds and returns nearly 30 mpg on the highway.What it means to you: Our list of the least-expensive all-wheel drive cars can help you find an all-weather vehicle that will meet your budget.
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In the past, many automakers did not offer sedans with all-wheel drive. Its added cost – about $2,000 a vehicle – had been a major obstacle to its acceptance in the family sedan market. That cost differential has not been a problem for buyers of more costly cars. However, that has made it hard to find a luxury sedan that does not offer all-wheel drive, at least as an option.
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The interior is nicely done, though U.S. News, in its evaluation, found some competitive cars more comfortable. The infotainment system, however, is one of the best. The all-wheel drive SE model starts at $30,245, making the Charger a potential all-wheel drive value leader in the large sedan field.
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8) 2016 Volvo S60 AWD Photo Credit: Volvo Cars Page 1 of 12 8) 2016 Volvo S60 AWD For the 2016 model year, the Volvo S60 AWD offers plenty of options, including a diverse lineup of powerful engines and a sophisticated, comfortable cabin. Though the S60’s entry-level models are front-wheel drive, Volvo’s all-wheel drive system is one of the brand’s biggest strengths and well worth the upcharge. The S60 AWD can be configured with a turbo five-cylinder or six-cylinder engine, both of which come paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that helps return solid fuel economy.

Published on May 6, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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