All-wheel drive vehicles, normally referred to as AWD cars, are automobiles with a powertrain that provides power to all the wheels of the vehicle either full time or upon demand. At first manufacturers did not want to produce AWD sedans due a high added cost but due to the demand of the convenience that comes with it, they had a change of heart. As such, there is range of sedan AWD cars in the market such as: the 2017 Audi A3, the 2017 Subaru WRX, and the 2017 Volvo S60 T5 among others.
Below is a list of the best AWD sedan cars in 2017:
10. Subaru Impreza – $18,395
This particular car took the spot that was initially occupied by Suzuki. The name of this car depicts prestige and as such it is a bit pricey compared to its counterparts. Either way it is still quite affordable and make quite a number of sales. Just like the Legacy it also has the standard all-wheel drive feature that appeals to its consumers.
9. Subaru Legacy – $21,995
Subaru is famous for speed and a quite popular ride of choice among the youth. Its standard all-wheel drive feature appeals to many, thus increasing its sales. With a horsepower of 175, a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, and an excellent fuel economy design, the Subaru Legacy has outdone itself. The exterior assembly of the car is also quite appealing.
8. Ford Fusion – $27,535
The all-wheel drive feature in the Ford Fusion is more of an option rather than a standard feature. There are two types of engines for this version and they buyer has to choose upon purchase. There is the two liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a 231 horsepower and a 2.7 liter twin turbo V6 with a 325 horsepower. The V6 is obviously more powerful and fast but both cars offer impressive levels of refinement and quite stealthy.
7. Dodge Charger – $30,245
The 292-horsepower V6 engine takes pride in its quick acceleration as well as its all-wheel drive capability. It has a majestic built and a stunning look. The interior is carefully done to emphasize on both comfort and beauty. One of the attributes that make the Dodge Charger stand out is its state-of-the-art infotainment system.
6. Audi A4 – $39,400
Audi in itself is a big name in the motor vehicle industry. It is associated with prestige, glamor, next generation technology, and above all high performance. Well, the Audi A4 comprises of all these attributes and so much more. Apart from being an AWD monster it a seven speed automatic transmission, 252- horsepower, four cylinders and it is turbocharged. It is both comfortable and easy to handle.
5. Buick LaCrosse – $43,265
The Buick LaCrosse is among the best large AWD sedan cars available. Apart from its exceptional comfort, spacious, seats, ease of handling and overall high performance the Buick LaCrosse is uniquely built and easy on the eyes. Some of the features that the car prides itself in include a 3.6 liter V6 engine, eight speed automatic transmission and a 310-horsepower. The AWD feature of this car increases its price significantly.
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class – $54,650
It may be fourth in terms of overall but basically the Mercedes-Benz E-Class should not be ranked. The two liter turbo-charged monster is designed to stand-out. Despite the fact that the car has a four cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, it is categorically comfortable, easy to handle and extremely stable. This sedan has been uniquely assembled to produce an icon of magnificence.
3. Cadillac CT6 – $63,895
Furnished with a 3.6 liter V6 engine and a powerful motor, the Cadillac CT6 is a fuel guzzler whose performance out of this world. It one of the best big luxury cars in the market. The Cadillac CT6 has a 404 horsepower, a 3.0 twin turbo V6 and a lot of space. It is the best large AWD sedan car in the market at the moment. It is designed to be spacious, comfortable, convenient and unique.
2. Tesla Model S – $68,000
You can tell that this car is a show-stopper by the way it is working its way up the ranks. Equipped with an AWD feature, self-customization provisions and electric power functions the Tesla Model S is supercharger station with something to prove. Upon purchase, the buyer must specify the dual motor drivetrain marked by a ‘D’ at the end of the model name.
1. Volvo S90 – $46,950
The Volvo S90 is without doubt the best AWD sedan in existence. The normal versions of this model are equipped with a 2 liter turbo-charged engine, a 250 horse-power and a front-wheel drive. However, the AWD version is both supercharged and turbocharged and has a 316 horsepower. The Volvo S90 has earned the top spot due to its state-of-the-art super-sleek exterior, a matching interior and an unmatched performance.
The ranking above is obviously influenced by a number of features such as popularity, specifications and performance just to name a few. That being said, it is important to note that there is always something for everyone.