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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2009 A8 sedanTruly a car for the elites, the 5 passenger A8 series is elegant, yet functional. Little changed from 2008, the Audi A 8 sedan has 3 upgrades from the base A8 model available. The A8 L has a roomy, stretched wheelbase option that would be a nice basis for an armored limo, and the A8 L W12 keeps that long wheelbase, and adds the 450hp "W" configuration engine along with a host of upgrades to justify the unchanged for 09 price of $120,100. The sporty 450hp S8 is also available for $96,200. A8 prices start at $74,050
Standard Features:
  • 350hp 4.2 liter 12.5:1 compression V8 (premium fuel)
  • 6-speed Tiptronic® transmission
  • Quattro® IV - permanent all-wheel drive system, w/Torsen® torque sensing center differential
  • 0 - 62mph in 6.3 seconds
  • 4,321 lbs on a 116 inch wheelbase (the "L" option is 121 inches)
  • Air Suspension Struts at all four wheels
  • Air Strut damping charactersitics w/4 settings: Dynamic, Standard, Lift, and Automatic
  • Dual circuit brake system with diagonal split ABS, Electronic Brake pressure Distribution and Electronic Stabilization Program; tandem brake booster
  • Audi parking system with rearview camera
  • Powered glass sunroof
  • Dual climate control air conditioning with separate driver and front passenger controls
  • Bose® premium 12-speaker audio w/5-channel surround sound
  • 18" alloy wheels w/ 255/45 R 18 all-season tires
  • 16-way power adjustable front seats with memory system
  • BI-XENON headlights with automatic self leveling
  • The Multi Media Interface (MMI) consisting of a terminal in the center console and an MMI display in the dashboard
  • Fuel Usage: Premium fuel, yielding 16mpg city/23 mpg highway
2009 A8 sedanMotor Trend named the Nissan GT-R as the 2009 Car of the Year™. Said Angus MacKenzie, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend. "The Nissan GT-R rewrites the rule-book for high-performance vehicles."
A single technician in a climate controlled clean-room environment hand assembles the all-new 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 as well as the GR6 six-speed twin-clutch transmission, delivering 16mpg in the city and 21mpg on the highway, impressive for a car capable of a "cornea-melting" 0-60mph run of 3.3 seconds, and a top speed of over 190mph. GT-R prices start at $76,840.
Standard Features:
  • 480hp twin turbo 3.8 liter 24 valve V6
  • 6-speed dual clutch transmission with 3 modes capable of full sequential manual shifts or fully automatic shifting
  • Independant rear mounted transaxle integrates transmission, differential and transfer case
  • 109.5 inch wheelbase
  • Magnesium oil sump for a pressurized lubricating system
  • Gargantuan 15 inch Brembo brakes at all corners
  • Bilstein adjustable dampers (shocks)
  • 20" forged aluminum wheels
  • Bluetooth phone syatem
  • 255/40ZRF x20 front tires and 285/35ZRF x 20 rear tires
  • Aluminum hood, deck lid and door skins
  • 0.27 coefficient of drag
  • Power front seats with entry/exit switch for rear passengers
  • 6 speaker AM/FM/CD audio, 30 gig HD, MP3/WMA capable
  • Driver configurable multi-function meter
  • Dual zone automatic temperature controlled A/C with filtration
  • Tilt/Telescoping column with Cruise controls
  • Fuel Usage: Premium fuel ONLY! yielding who cares mileage
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