The terms four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) are used interchangeably, which is incorrect. The two are different systems.
You must have heard about the AWD technology and how it is considered as one of the best today. There are several vehicles: trucks, SUVs and sedans made using this technology. In the earlier times, only trucks were made with this feature. However, today, it is commonly used in cars. Cars with this feature come with an added cost.
AWD Sedans List
|BMW 335i xDrive||Lexus IS 350|
|Infiniti Q50||Acura TLX SH-AWD|
|Volvo S60||Cadillac XTS|
|Audi A6||Buick Regal|
|Cadillac ATS||Infiniti Q70|
|Acura RL||Acura TL|
|Audi TT||Audi A3|
|Audi A4, A6, A8||Audi S4, S6, S8|
|Audi RS4||Buick LaCrosse|
|BMW 3 Series||BMW 5 Series|
|BMW X3||BMW X5|
|Cadillac CTS||Chrysler 300|
|Chevrolet Malibu||Dodge Caliber|
|Dodge Charger||Dodge Magnum|
|Ford Fusion||Ford Edge|
|Ford Five Hundred||Ford Taurus|
|Infiniti G35X||Infiniti M35|
|Infiniti M45||Jaguar X-type|
|Jeep Compass||Kia Sportage|
|Lexus GS300||Lexus GS430|
|Lexus LS 460||Lexus IS 250|
|Lincoln MKZ||MazdaSpeed 6|
|Mazda CX-7||Mazda 6|
|Mercedes S class||Mercedes-Benz C280/350|
|Mercedes-Benz E-Class 550||Mercury Milan|
|Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart||Subaru Impreza|
|Subaru Outback||Subaru Legacy|
|Subaru Forester||Suzuki SX4|
|Suzuki Kizashi||Toyota RAV4|
|Volkswagen Passat||Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion|
|Volvo S40 / S60||Volvo V50|
A Lil' More about AWD
It is a technology where the vehicle is designed such that, all the four wheels of the vehicle participate as drive wheels at the same time. The technology helps in maintaining a good control over the vehicle under any condition. These cars are simply the best in terms of performance, luxury, and class. As most of these cars are made by luxury car manufacturers, you are sure to get the best deal for luxury and style. On the other hand, first time drivers, those driving in terrains, etc., should also go for AWD sedans for comfort driving.
One of the drawbacks or possible disadvantage of AWD cars is that most of them are made by luxury or world-class car makers, and hence, may be priced higher than other cars. However, you can also get these cars for under $10000. Secondly, you can also go for used all-wheel drive cars if you get the best deal in relatively lesser cost. There are claims of the potential drawbacks related to mileage and maintenance in these cars.
You should consult the dealer for detailed information about the pros and cons of AWD, the features and functions of the car, before buying one. Good luck!