The Best 4 Wheel Drive SUVs

November 29, 2011


We have countless SUVs on roads and many major automakers offer all wheel drive models of their SUVs.

This segment is the most competitive one in the auto market and thus every auto manufacturer wants to leave a mark here.

In this post we try to thin the herd and zero in some of the best SUVs with 4 wheel drive option.

Mitsubishi Outlander

suvs with 4 wheel drive

After a redesign in 2007, Mitsubishi Outlander became a rage amongst SUV lovers, thanks to the much needed facelift on the outside and more refined performance from the V6 under its hood.

The trim levels ES, SE and XLS are all available in 4 wheel drive, while a new Outlander GT comes with something called as Super-All Wheel Control or S-AWC, which is a straight pick from the company’s Evolution.

Subaru Outback

subaru outback

Subaru Outback is one of the most vibrant and popular crossovers around the world. Just like Forester, Outback comes in all wheel drive option and is backed by some of the best safety amenities in the market. The vehicle also offers sufficient cargo room of 70 cu ft and offers up to 29mpg with 4 cylinder.

One can also go for a very attractive All-Weather Package that includes heated mirrors, windshield de-icer and heated front seats.

Volkswagen Tiguan

volkswagen tiguan

VW has for sure succeeded a lot with sedans like Jetta TDI, but what can be surprising to few people is that the German car maker also manufactures one of the best winter crossovers in the world in the form of Volkswagen Tiguan.

The SUV is safe and is featured with the company’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive and ESC systems and also offers a commendable 56.1cu ft of cargo space, however, the price of the SUV, which can be slightly more than $30,000, might pinch few of the fans.

Subaru Tribeca

subaru tribeca

Yes we have another Subaru in the list, which seems to have specialized in the segment with the likes of Forester, Outback and now Subaru Tribeca. The vehicle has some of the best safety scores in the world, very decent gas economy and a slew of latest features.

Like any other Subaru, this one also comes with all wheel drive configuration and offers a very decent ground clearance. On highways it is capable of offering as much as 21mpg.

Nissan Rogue

nissan rogue silver

Nissan Rouge is nothing but a mini Murano. Contrary to what its name means, the vehicle is very much under control and offers one of the best driving experiences in the world, thanks to the features like all wheel drive, brake assist, VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and ground clearance of more than 8 inches. A new Rouge SUV is available at a very affordable MSRP of $22,000.

Mentioned above are some of the best SUVs with 4 wheel drive and the best part is that most of them are pretty affordable and decently economic.

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