SUVs are vehicles used for off-road driving, and the power offered by them makes them suitable for such kind of driving. These vehicles are available in a variety of sizes. 4 wheel drive SUVs (small) have become quite popular in recent times. These cars deliver excellent performance, and also offer the comfort of sedans. With the market for these products growing at a fast pace, there also is a lot of competition.
Small SUVs with 4WD
It is the best small car with 4 wheel drive; it is perfectly suited for family use. The turbocharged 2.5 liter engine of this vehicle generates a power of 225 hp. The automatic speed transmission system of Subaru Forester has 4 levels. Safety features used in this car include the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), and 4-wheel Antilock Brakes System (ABS). Even if it is small, it has a towing capacity of 2,400 lbs. Interior features that add to the comfort of this vehicle include the dual-zone automatic climate control, reclining rear seat, 6-way manual rear seat adjustment, etc. It is priced between USD 20,495 - USD 29,995.
Its 4-cylinder 2.4 liter engine generates a power of 180 hp, at 161 lb-ft torque. The CARB emission rating of the engine is ULEV-2. Five-speed automatic transmission system of this vehicle allows for smooth transition from one gear to the other. 'Grade Logic Control' system is also an important feature of this car; it is especially useful while climbing slopes, when it becomes difficult to operate the gears.
This vehicle has many comfort features in its design; this makes it one of the best 4 wheel drive small SUVs, which offers luxury, and also delivers performance. This car has arrangements for seating of 5 passengers, and those in the rear have separate air vents; a fold-down center armrest is also offered for their comfort. The USB Audio Interface allows for listening to your favorite music. The starting model price of this vehicle is about USD 21,695.
2011 Kia Sportage
Its 2.4 liter engine has 4 cylinders, and it generates a power of 176 hp at 168 lb-ft of torque. Both the manual and automatic (Steptronic) speed transmission systems with 6 levels, are available in this model. This car has a split-circuit, dual-diagonal, power assisted braking system. Its maximum towing capacity is 2,000 lbs. Interior features include the power-locked doors, manual air-conditioning, center console with armrest, front and rear lower-door-trim bottle holder, etc. Safety features include the dual front advanced airbags, front and rear 3-point seat belts, 4-wheel antilock brakes, etc. Price of this car starts at around USD 18,000.
This is one of the best small 4 wheel drive cars with a 4-cylinder, 16 valve, 2.5 liter engine. It has an automatic speed transmission system, which is electronically controlled, and comes with 4 levels. The 4WD system is also electronically controlled, and operated on-demand. This vehicle comes with safety features like the Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and 4-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Some of the other features include the High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass and Roof-mounted XM Radio. It price range is USD 22,025 - USD 25,015.