10 Best Used AWD Vehicles

10 Best Used AWD Vehicles 

As the weather begins to turn cold and the days get shorter, you might be starting to worry about how your vehicle is going to handle the upcoming winter. Is this the year you finally get an all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle? Buying an AWD vehicle is a smart choice if you regularly drive through ice and snow. As an added benefit, they retain their value more than their FWD counterparts. 


If you’re in the market for a used vehicle with all-wheel drive, the good news is that the recent surge in popularity of SUVs and Crossovers means that there are a number of high quality, relatively inexpensive AWD options on the used market right now. If you’re in the market for a smaller vehicle, AWD capability is also possible on sedans and even sports cars, so there’s sure to be an AWD vehicle that meets your specific needs.


Here are a few of the top selections if you’re shopping for a used car with AWD capability:


1. 2016 Kia Sorento

This affordable SUV was given a complete makeover in 2016. The key to the Kia Sorento is that the base models are often disappointing, but the higher level trims come with plenty of great safety features and a more powerful engine. The Sorento’s third row is also an optional feature. That said, the SorentoSX and above offer a great combination of features and affordability.


2. 2017 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Mazda’s CX-5 is one of the best value vehicles among compact SUVs. It was newly updated in 2017, adding additional engine power and improved handling, making that model year a smart choice. AWD capability is offered beginning with the base trim level, CX-5 Sport, which is your best bet if you’re looking for value.


3. 2017 Dodge Challenger

This mid-range sports car offers an unexpected option to have AWD, but the Challenger’s GT modelcomes with standard AWD without sacrificing the Challenger’s sleek style. The leather interior adds a touch of luxury. It’s a great option for anyone who wants the best of both worlds - the engine performance of a sports car with the rugged possibilities of AWD.


4. 2015 Acura MDX 

Acura’s luxury SUV boasts good fuel economy, a smooth ride, and a standard V6 engine. The last significant update to the MDXwas in 2014, so you can save money by looking for slightly older models like the 2015. That said, the 2017 and newer models come with additional standard safety features. It’s a great option if you’re looking for an SUV for daily driving that offers AWD availability and a slew of interior luxury features to make road trips and your commute more enjoyable. 


5. 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Reintroduced in 2017, the Ridgeline is a unique crossover-pickup truck hybrid. It has the body of a crossover, based on the Honda Pilot, with a pickup truck’s flatbed for excellent storage. If you’re seeking a more rugged vehicle model that offers a standard V6 engine, an AWD option, and decent fuel economy for a vehicle of its size, the Ridgelinemight be the perfect option for you. Stick with the 2017 model, since few significant upgrades have been made to the design since. 


6. 2015 Toyota Highlander 

The affordable 2015 Highlandercomes with high-tech standard safety features and excellent fuel mileage, making it an excellent value for families who are looking for an SUV to fit the whole clan safely and affordably. One drawback is the unimpressive base engine, so you may want to seek out a Highlander with the upgraded V6 engine. 


7. 2015 Ford Fusion 

The 2015 Fusionis a practical vehicle any way you look at it: it isn’t the flashiest, although there are some nice available features on the higher trim levels, but its modest price, solid dependability rating, and optional AWD make it a good choice for commuters seeking out AWD capability on a budget. Plus, beginning in 2015, the Fusion introduced additional safety features like pedestrian detection, making this a good model year to purchase. 


8. 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 

Subaru is known for having standard AWD on its vehicles, so it’s no surprise that Subaru’s are a great option for used AWD vehicles. The Crosstrekhas decent mileage and ample storage space, especially when compared to other compact SUVs, making it a great family vehicle. The Hybrid Crosstrek was discontinued in 2017, so if you’re seeking a hybrid, look for earlier models; however, the hybrid model did not dramatically improve fuel efficiency. 


9. 2015 Subaru Outback 

Like the Crosstrek, the Subaru Outback comes with AWD as a standard feature. The Outbackwagon is known for being a great family vehicle, primarily due to its spacious interior, high safety ratings, and dependability. If you’re looking for engine power, the Outback’s 3.6R Limited trim level offers a V6 engine. The current generation of the Outback dates to 2015, so a slightly older vehicle might save you money while not sacrificing the possibility of any major features. If newer safety features are important for you, look for Outbacks from 2017. 


10. 2015 Chrysler 200

Completely redesigned, to the extent it was essentially a brand new vehicle, in 2015, the Chrysler 200was only manufactured until 2017. But it’s a sedan that offers optional features that make it an attractive used vehicle, such as a powerful V6 engine that was introduced to rave reviews by car enthusiasts, and available AWD. If you want AWD capability in a smaller, nimbler vehicle than most of the cars on this list, the Chrysler 200 might be just right for you.


In addition to the vehicles listed above, there are many other affordable AWD models that get high marks. To save yourself the time and energy of surfing through countless web sites, speak to the friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Highline Automotive to help you find the AWD car or truck that’s right for you. Whether it’s one of the cars listed above, or one of the many other vehicles in our inventory, every car and truck we sell comes with a 5-Day Money-Back Guaranteeand a free 30-Day or 1500-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty. And we will help you with a financingoption that fits your specific financial situation.


Check our inventory online, or stop in to see our vehicles in person, and we’ll help you find the right one for you, with financing you can afford. We’re conveniently located at 4343 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124.

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