AWDReport.com - A Buyer's Guide to All Wheel Drive Cars, Wagons and Crossovers

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      $28 - $30,000 | $29 - $31,000 | $30 - $33,000 | $31 - $34,000 | $32 - $35,000 | $34 - $38,000 |
           $36 - $40,000 | $39 - $42,000 | $41 - $44,000 | $42 - $45,000 | $44 - $47,000 | $45 - $48,000 |
               $46 - $51,000 | $49 - $53,000 | $51 - $57,000 | $55 - $60,000 | $60 - $69,000 |
                        $66 - $73,000 | $69 - $79,000 | $78 - $92,000 | $88 - $125,000 | More than $120,000 |

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2009 Infiniti EX
The 09 Infiniti EX 35 has a 2-inch shorter wheelbase (110.2") than even the G37 sedan, and is smaller all around except in legroom. Weighing in at 3,053 lbs, it is no flyweight. Luckily, the 3.5 liter engine in the EX makes 297hp, so you won't notice the weight so much. Visually cued from its larger sibling, the FX, only the weak lower front chin line mars what is otherwise a very attractive styling package. Little changed for 2009, prices for the EX35 Journey with AWD start at $36,850.
Standard EX Features:
  • 297hp 3.5 liter Aluminum-alloy V6 with molybdenum coated pistons
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission with manual shift mode (No manual transmission option)
  • Tilt/Telescoping steering wheel w/cruise and audio controls mounted
  • 17 inch Alloy Wheels w/ P225/60R17 tires
  • 4-wheel disc brakes w/ABS
  • 3,953 lbs curb weight on a 110.2 inch Wheelbase
  • Full-color Vehicle Information System w/ a 7 inch display
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Power folding rear seat
  • Automatic Climate Control w/rear heating ducts
  • 8-way power, manual lumbar support driver's seat
  • Engine immobilizer system w/a transponder chip embedded in the Infiniti Intelligent Key
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway
2008 328 xi sportwaqgonThe BMW 328xi series is available as a coupe, sedan or sport wagon. All are powered by the same 230hp inline 6, and are equipped with 6 speed manual gearboxes. Prices on the 328xi Sportwagon start at $36,100
Standard Features:
  • 230hp 3.0-liter DOHC, 24-valve inline 6-cyl magnesium/aluminum engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission (optional automatic)
  • xDrive, all-wheel-drive system
  • Dynamic Stability Control,w/Brake Fade Compensation, and Dynamic Traction Control
  • Double-pivot type front suspension with dual forged-aluminum lower arms
  • 5-link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse arms
  • Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
  • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control and ABS
  • 16 x 7.0 Double Spoke light-alloy wheels, 205/55R-16 run-flat all-season tires
  • 8-way adjustable front seats (includes 2-way headrests)
  • Halogen free-form front foglights
  • Automatic climate control - includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation
  • 2-way power glass moonroof with “1-touch” operation, sliding sunshade, and wind deflector
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system w/10 speakers (incl. 2 subwoofers)
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control
  • Electric interior tailgate release
  • Fully finished and lighted cargo area with underfloor storage space and tool kit
  • Removable cargo area cover that tilts up whenever the tailgate or rear window is opened
  • Locking luggage net
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway
2008 Cadillac CTSThe base Cadillac CTS with the AWD option includes the 263hp version of the 3.6l V6 and Cadillac's 6 speed automatic transmission. The 3.6 Direct Injection version can also be had with AWD, and also includes a 6 speed automatic transmission. At 113.4 the CTS wheelbase is exactly 3 inches shorter than the STS or SRX. Look for an AWD sportwagon version in 2009. Prices for the base CTS with the optional AWD system start at $37,620
Standard Features:
  • 3.6L V6 VVT engine with 263 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock system
  • All-speed traction control with brake and engine intervention
  • Projector beam tungsten-halogen headlamps
  • Driver and passenger, heated, power adjustable and folding mirrors
  • 3,872 lbs curb weight on a 113.4 inch wheelbase
  • OnStar Standard one-year Directions & Connections Plan
  • 5-passenger; front bucket leatherette seats w/8-way power adjuster/recliner, driver´s seat; fixed-back rear seat with armrest pass-through to trunk
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control w/individual settings for driver and front passenger
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • 17”x 8” painted aluminum alloy wheels
  • P235/55R17, H-rated Michelin MXM4 all-season performance tires
  • AM/FM stereo, single-slot CD player with Bose® 8-speaker stereo audio, MP3
  • Fuel Usage: Regular fuel, 17mpg city/26mpg Hwy
07 XC70 2.5T AWDThe Volvo XC70 has no model variants, and it comes with AWD as standard equipment. For 2008, it comes with - for the first time ever -  a normally aspirated, 238hp 6-cylinder engine. As in all modern Volvo cars, the in-line 6-cylinder engine is mounted transversely. It has the same 109 inch wheelbase as the V70 or the S60, so ride quality among the 3 will be about the same. Prices for the XC70 start at $36,775
Standard Features:
  • 235hp 3.25-liter, 6-Cylinder Engine
  • 4,092 lbs on a 110 inch wheelbase
  • Front and rear fog lights
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/AWD
  • 16” x 7” Alloy Wheels with 215/65/R16 Tires
  • Power-Adjustable Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors with Memory
  • 8 Speaker Premium Audio System
  • Electronic Climate Control (ECC) w/Pollen Filter
  • Power-Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Cruise Control
  • Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway
2007 328xi coupeThe BMW 328xi series is available as a coupe, sedan or sport wagon. All are powered by the same 230hp inline 6, and are equipped with 6 speed manual gearboxes. Prices on the 328xi coupe start at $37,100
Standard Features:
  • 230hp 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 6-cylinder magnesium/aluminum engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • xDrive, all-wheel-drive system
  • Dynamic Stability Control,w/Brake Fade Compensation, and Dynamic Traction Control
  • Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
  • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control and ABS
  • 17 inch light-alloy wheels, 205/55R-16 run-flat1 all-season tires
  • 8-way adjustable front seats (includes 2-way headrests)
  • Automatic climate control - includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system w/10 speakers (incl. 2 subwoofers)
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway
2008 MK XThe Lincoln MK X has a neat liftgate lighting system with 16 light-emitting diodes (LEDs), 8 on the outside and 8 inside, at either side of the Lincoln badge, resulting in illumination from "edge-to-edge", as Lincoln describes it, across the width of the liftgate. As bad as the front view is, the rear of this car is pretty good. Lincoln MKX boasts the quietest Lincoln interior yet. In addition to conventional sound-absorbing techniques such as a thick dash pad, laminated windshield and thick side glass, Lincoln MKX blends unique materials to reduce road noise in the acbin. A constrained-layer barrier is fused to the rear wheelhouses, and sound-deadening material is welded behind exterior trim panels. Prices for the MK X start at $39,695.
Standard Features:
  • 265hp 3.5L DOHC Duratec V-6 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear 4-link independent suspension
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
  • Chromed-Capped Power Mirrors w/Security Approach Lamps
  • AM/FM In-Dash 6-Disc CD w/MP3 and 6 Speakers
  • 10-way power, heated and cooled front seats w/lumbar support and driver-side memory
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Auto Climate Control and particulate air filtration system
  • 4,420 lbs. on a long 111.2" Wheelbase
  • Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel w/Audio, Cruise & Climate Controls
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Fog Lamps with Chromed Surround
  • 18" 8-Spoke Machined Aluminum Wheels w/P245/60R18 A/S BSW T-Rated Tires
  • Fuel Usage: 87 Octane, yielding 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway
2009 Audi TT 2.0 quattroThe 2009 Audi TT can now be had with AWD even in the 200hp, 2.0 liter version. Optional is the 250hp, 3.2 liter V6, which also permits the addition of a manual 6 speed transmission. New for 2009 is the turbo motor version; the TTs, pushing 265 hp from the 2.0 liter engine. There is also a roadster version, otherwise known as a cabrio in Audi-speak. We call it a convertible. It has a retractable rear spoiler that automatically deploys at 75 mph. The short 97 inch wheelbase supports a surprisingly heavy 3,218 lbs. Prices for the TT 2.0 quattro with an S -tronic transmission start at a lower $37,300
Standard Features:
  • 200hp 2.0 liter turbocharged In-line 4
  • 6-speed S tronic Transmission; manual trans is optional
  • 17-inch 7-Y-spoke alloy wheels w/ 245/45 performance tires
  • Dual-circuit brake system with diagonal split, ESP, hydraulic brake assistant, ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Electromechanical steering
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Electronic Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Electrically adjustable four-way lumbar adjustment seats
  • Luggage compartment 13.1 cu ft
  • Fuel tank (approx.) 15.9 Gallons
  • Top speed Electronically limited to 130 mph
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph 5.5 seconds
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with shifter paddles.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • Fuel usage: Premium fuel estimated 21mpg city/28 mpg highway.
2011 Mercedes GLK 350The 2011 GLK350 is Mercedes entry level crossover and its priced very well. Based on the C series platform, initial reports were very positive, and I like the space maximizing profile. Don't pass this one by without at least scoping it out. Yeah, it's THAT good. The 268hp V6 is again mated to the very good 7 speed automatic. Yet another web failure prevented me from confirming the AWD equipped GLK 350 price, so I'll give you my educated guess at $37,500. Not bad since used ones are bringing nearly the same money.
Standard Features:
  • 268hp 3.5 Liter V6 mated to the 7 speed gearbox
  • 108.5 inch wheelbase, supporting 4,079 lbs.
  • 0 - 65mph in under 7 seconds
  • 5 Passenger capable
  • Fold Flat second row seating to maximize cargo space
  • 4 Wheel Disc brakes with ABS and MB "Brake Assist"
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • 8-way power driver and passenger seat
  • Central controller with 5-inch color display
  • 19-inch 10-spoke light alloy wheels with 235/50 R19 all season H rated tires
  • Premium fuel, yielding 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway
2007 BMW X3The BMW X3 is equipped much like its 3 series siblings. It is powered by the same 230hp inline 6, and is equipped with a 6 speed manual gearbox. Wheelbase for X3 is 110.1 inches. Prices on the X3 SAV start at $38,000
Standard Features:
  • 230hp 3.0-liter DOHC, 24-valve inline 6-cyl magnesium/aluminum engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission (optional automatic)
  • xDrive, all-wheel-drive system
  • Dynamic Stability Control,w/Brake Fade Compensation, and Dynamic Traction Control
  • Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
  • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control and ABS
  • 7 x 8.0 Star Spoke (Style 204) alloy wheels, w/ 235/55R-17 all-season tires
  • 8-way adjustable front seats (includes 2-way headrests)
  • Halogen free-form front foglights
  • Automatic climate control - includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation
  • Panoramic moonroof with automatic, 2-piece glass panels, power slide and lift control, trap release, wind deflector and power interior sunshade
  • Dynamic Cruise Control
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD/MP3 audio system with 8 speakers
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
2008 Volvo XC90 with AWD optionThe Volvo XC90 can be configured with AWD as an option on the base model, although it is not advertised as such. Normally, the XC90 will be offered only with the V8/AWD combination, but you can keep a full $10,000 in your wallet if you order a base XC90 with the 235hp 3.2 liter in-line 6 cylinder engine as opposed to the 311hp 4.4 liter V8.
The base XC90 with AWD starts at $38,060
Standard Features:
  • 235 Horsepower, 3.2 Liter, 6-Cylinder, Naturally Aspirated Engine
  • 6-Speed Driver-Adaptive "Geartronic" Automatic Transmission
  • All-Wheel-Drive
  • Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC)
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS anti-lock brakes
  • Power Adjustable Driver Seat, 8-Way with 3-Position Memory and Lumbar Support
  • Flat-Folding Front Passenger Seat
  • 40/20/20 folding second row seating
  • RDS radio, MP3 and WMA compatible CD player, 4x40 W High Performance amplifier, 8 High Performance loudspeakers, AUX input.
  • Cruise control
  • 17” Alloy Wheels
  • Power windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway
2008 VW Touareg 2For 2008, the Touareg is now the VW Touareg 2 on the VW website. But not a single word on why changes to the vehicle merit the "2" designation. The 3 powerplant options are now marketed as distinct models. The base Touareg VR6 FSI uses the 280hp 3.6 The V8 FSI uses the same 350hp engine as last year, and the V10TDI Twinturbo uses the same 310 hp V10 diesel. But this year, you can buy a VR6 FSI AND a Subaru WRX for the price of a V10 TDI. All models still have the 6 speed automatic Tiptronic transmission and VW's 4XMotion full time four wheel drive, with a low range gear. Prices start at $39,320
Standard Features:
  • 280 hp 3.6 liter V6 engine
  • 6-speed Tiptronic transmission (overdriven in 5th and 6th gears)
  • 4xMotion, full time 4 wheel-drive system with low gear range
  • 4 wheel disc brakes with ABS, and no less than 7 other drive system management programs for traction control
  • 112.4 inch wheelbase, with a curb weight of 5,086 lbs.
  • 12 way power seat, heatable reclining front seats
  • 60/40 Fold flat rear seat
  • Halogen projector fog lamps
  • Powered sunroof
  • 17" alloy wheels w/ 255/60 R17 all season tires
  • Rear window wiper
  • Dual zone climate control
  • 10 Speaker audio system; AM/FM/CD
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway
2009 Acura TLThe completely redesigned 4th generation Acura TL features the most powerful Acura engine ever, the 305HP 3.7 liter V6. For 2009, this high output engine is coupled to the first ever application of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive on the TL chassis. Like all high performance engines, you must use premium fuel, and you'll get about 17 - 25 mpg out of the AWD TL's 3,971 lbs. Pricing for the TL with the optional SH-AWD package starts at $38,505.
Standard Features:
  • 305 HP Aluminum alloy 3.7-liter, SOHC VTEC ® V-6
  • 109.3 in wheelbase, with a curb weight of 3,971 lbs.
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/Sequential SportShift, F1-style paddle shifters, and Grade Logic Control; no manual option
  • Drive-by-Wire TM throttle system
  • Projector-style HID front headlight system
  • 4 wheel disc brakes w/ ABS, Brake Assist and EBD
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • 18 x 8 Cast aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P245/45R18 96V M+S tires
  • Dual-diagonal, power-assisted, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist system
  • Heated 10-way adjustable power-actuated driver seat (8-way adjustable seat with 2-way adjustable lumbar support)
  • 8-speaker, 276-watt audio system w/6-disc CD changer, AM/FM radio, XM ® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth ® Audio, USB port and AUX jack connectivity
  • HandsFreeLink ® wireless telephone interface
  • Dual-zone, dual-mode adaptive climate control system w/air filtration & humidity control
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane or better, yielding 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway
2009 RX350The Lexus RX 350 AWD is getting a little long in the tooth, but is still a good value. It gets its power from a 270hp version of the 3.5 liter V6. This 5 passenger crossover has a 5 speed automatic transmission (no manual option), and is also available with a hybrid CVT power train as the $43,480 RX 400h AWD. Prices for the 2009 RX350 AWD are up only a couple of hundred, and start at $39,100
Standard Features:
  • 270 hp 3.5 liter, 4 cam, 24 valve, V6 engine, with 10.8 to 1 compression
  • Five-speed automatic, Electronically Controlled Transmission; no manual option
  • 4 wheel disc brakes w/ ABS, Brake Assist and EBD
  • 17 x 6.5" alloy wheels w/ 225/65 SR17 tires
  • 106.9 inch wheelbase, 4,090 lbs
  • Electronic traction and stability controls
  • Tilt column
  • Cruise control w/Dual zone climate control
  • Tire pressure monitors
  • 40/20/40 reclining/sliding rear seat
  • Integrated Fog lamps
  • Rear window wiper
  • Power mirrors
  • 10-way control power seats for driver and front passenger 
  • 8 Speaker Sound System with in-dash, single-feed, six-disc CD auto-changer 
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane or better, yielding 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway
2007 Passat 3.6L AWD WagonThe 2008 AWD VW Passat Wagon VR6 4Motion has a 6 speed automatic Tiptronic transmission with an electronic stabilization program AWD Passat Wagon. prices start at $39,140
Standard Features:
  • 280hp 3.6 Liter V6
  • 4Motion AWD System
  • 4 Wheel Disc brakes with ABS
  • Anti-slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock and Electronic Stabilization
  • Tiptronic 6 Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Power seating with recline and lumbar support
  • AM/FM/6 Disc in dash CD Audio MP3 readable, AUX-IN socket, 8 Speakers
  • Cruise Control
  • Electronic A/C Climate Control
  • 18 inch Alloy Wheels w/235/40 R18 95W x1, all-season tires
  • Fuel Usage: 91 Octane, yielding 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway
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