List of Best All Wheel Drive Cars
All wheel drive cars are made from the point of providing a better control and grip while driving. Experience of driving these cars is completely different from those installed with a front/rear wheel driving mode. Let us understand more about these cars. The list provided below consists of the top 10 all wheel drive cars in the market.
Subaru Impreza: The Subaru Impreza is said to be in the top lot of all-wheel drive cars. It has a 2.0 L engine with 4 cylinders. The engine offers great stability while driving and generates a power of 148 hp. The safety features include 4-wheel disc brakes, traction and stability control and 7 airbags. The mileage offered by Subaru Impreza on city roads and highways is 27 mpg and 36 mpg respectively. GPA navigation system, Standard USB port, Standard Bluetooth, sliding moonroof, etc. are some of the interior features of this car. Entertainment features incorporated in the design of this car include a radio data system, stereo output with a capacity of 80 watts, 4 speakers and an interesting feature of speed-sensitive volume control. Starting price of Subaru Impreza is around $17,500. The sports cars with all wheel drive system manufactured by Subaru are amongst the best. The Subaru Impreza 2.5i is one of these.
Acura TL SH-AWD: The Acura TL SH-AWD is one of the best cars available in the market. SH-AWD stands for Super Handling All Wheel Drive. The specialty of SH-AWD is that enough power is delivered to each and every wheel; it results into the wheels maintaining their grip on the road in both wet and dry conditions. It is observed that other cars generally skid on wet roads; however, the ‘Acura TL SH-AWD’ is far better in comparison. This car also comes with a six-speed manual transmission; this mechanism proves to be useful in the optimal handling of car. The Acura TL SH-AWD is competitively priced at $38,665.
Infiniti G37x: The V6 engine of Infiniti G37x is a 3.7 liter in size and delivers a power of 328 hp. It is a luxury car and has a well weighted steering wheel; it facilitates precise handling. The engine is a powerful one and one doesn’t face any problem at both the up and down range of rev. The engine though, gets a little bit harsh at the top of rev. Rear wheel driving mode of G37x creates minimal impact on fuel efficiency. EPA readings of 18 city/25 highway are seen for the G37x. This all wheel drive car is competitively priced at $36,050. For affordable all wheel drive cars, one can think of the following names: Subaru Impreza WRX, Subaru Legacy 3.6R, Mazda CX-7, Mitsubishi Outlander.
BMW 3 Series xDrive Coupe: This all wheel drive car comes with the X-Drive system for all its variants i.e. the sedan, coupe and wagon. The two variants of this engine are 300 hp turbo motor and the other, which is 3.0 liter 228 hp. The car is priced at $35,150; however, to get the X-Drive system in 335 sedan one has to pay a price of $42,000. The 3-series car is generally kept in the rear wheel drive mode. It is only when the rear wheels lose traction that the front wheels are powered by the engine.
Audi S4 Quattro: The Audi S4 Quattro is fitted with a 3.0 liter 6 cylinder engine that generates power of 333 hp. In the normal (dry) conditions, 60% power is sent to rear wheels by the new Quattro system of this car. The adjustment in power ratios takes place only if need arises. One can also choose the variant with styled interiors however, it can add up to the cost. This car is priced at $45,900. The toyota RAV4 and Mitsubishi Outlander are amongst best small all wheel drive cars in the market.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: This high-performance all wheel drive car has a 2.0 liter I4 turbo engine. The car comes in 2 variants – the 5-door wagon and 4-door sedan. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was originally designed to target the Japanese market. However, with popularity of this all wheel drive car growing day-by-day, it was also exported to Europe and US. The Concept-X design was introduced in 2005 at the Tokyo Motor Show held at European design center of Mitsubishi. At the ‘North American International Auto Show’ in 2007, the second concept car named ‘Prototype-X’ was introduced. Price of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution ranges between $31,956 and $38,995.
The list of all wheel drive cars presented in the article takes into account various factors like, the engine power, interiors, price, etc. The names of best all wheel drive cars with their prices, should be helpful to the readers.