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

Under $20,000 | $19 - $21,000 | $20 - $23,000 | $22 - $25,000 | $24 - $27,000 | $26 - $29,000 |
      $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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Mercedes 2011 E350 The Mercedes E Class 4Matic AWD sedan is a personal luxury touring car. This is still a rather large car, (112.4" wheelbase) and is powered by the 268hp 3.5 liter aluminum V6 motor. For 2008, the E class also offers 4Matic on the E350 Wagon as well as the enthusiast oriented E550, with its 382 ponies pushing a modest (by Mercedes standards) 3,885 lbs. This allows the E550 4Matic to rocket to 60mph in only 5.4 seconds. The more sedate E350 4Matic starts at $51,900.
Standard Features:
  • 268hp 3.5L 24-valve V-6 engine with a 7-Speed Automatic
  • Acceleration: 0 60 mph: 6.6 sec.
  • Glass Sunroof w/ Tilt & One Touch Open/Close
  • Harmon/kardon LOGIC7 Digital Surround System 6-Disc CD Changer Auxiliary Input in Glove Box (MP3, iPod Devices)
  • 10-Way Power Adjustable Front Seats w/ Position Memory for Seats, Steering Column & Exterior Mirrors
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Electronic Cruise Control
  • Power Windows w/ Express Up & Down
  • Electric Adjustable Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column
  • Wheels: 18" x 8.5", with 245/40 R18 All Season tires
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ Anti-Lock & Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Fuel Usage: Premium gas, yielding 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway
2008 BMW 325xi Sport WagonThe awd BMW 535xi Sport Wagon offers no powerplant option. An auto-levelling rear suspension is standard on this 300hp sport wagon, as is the 6 speed manual transmission from the sedan. Oddly, the BM web site says the wagon has slightly LESS cargo capacity compared to the 528xi. Huh? Running your pack to the vet in style will set you back $54,000
Standard Features:
  • 300hp 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 6-cylinder engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • xDrive, all-wheel-drive system on a 113.6 inch wheelbase
  • Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
  • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control
  • Dynamic Stability Control, including Comfort Stop, Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control
  • 17x 7.5 Star Spoke cast alloy wheels, 225/50R-17 all-season tires
  • Halogen free-form foglights
  • 10-way power front seats with power head restraints
  • 2-setting memory system for driver's seat, side-view mirrors, and steering wheel position
  • Automatic climate control w/separate left/right controls
  • Micro-filter ventilation system w/active-charcoal filters
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with 10 speakers, and MP3 capabilities
  • Fuel Usage: Premium only; 24 mpg highway
2008 S4 CabrioThe AudiS4 Cabriolet has the same drive train the other S4 models have, plus the wind in your hair sense of freedom. There are very few AWD convertibles on the market, so if a ragtop with power to spare on all 4's is your style, you must talk to your local Audi dealer. MSRP for the S4 Cabriolet is $56,775
Standard Features:
  • 340 hp 4.2 V8 with quattro all-wheel drive
  • 4211 lbs on a
  • Power adjustable sports seats with leather upholstery
  • Electric roof w/Reinforced A-posts by means of high-strength tubes
  • Strengthened cross-member below the rear seat
  • Special impact absorbing beams in the doors w/Structurally reinforced sills
  • Roll-over protection system in the double rear bulkhead controlled by sensors, triggered behind the rear passengers within milliseconds. Together with the extremely rigid windscreen frame, they help to preserve survival space for all occupants if the car turns over.
  • 18 inch alloy wheels with 235/40 R18 tires
  • Cruise control
  • 9-speaker audio system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Electronic stabilization program
  • Fuel Usage: Premium only, yielding 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway
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