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10 Best All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Under $30,000

You don’t have to live in a snowy climate or travel to the local ski resort to benefit from all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is a safety feature that can be a welcome advantage in the event of a sudden storm that leaves roads slippery. It adds that extra bit of confidence if things get muddy, or there’s a patch of black ice on the highway. As you can see in our 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles list, you can get in a variety of easy-to-recommend models for less than $30,000. Sure, there are a lot of Subarus on this list, but that is a company that prides itself on the extensive list of standard safety features, and all-wheel drive is one of those that every Subaru comes with (with the exception of the BRZ). However, you can get all-wheel drive on more than just SUVs: there are hatchbacks and sedans you can choose from as well. Note: all pricing listed here includes the cost of all-wheel drive.

The all-new Subaru Outback has the ground clearance, body cladding and space of an SUV, with the driving character of a wagon. And, with more features and a full redesign, the Outback’s starting price is $27,655, about the same as it was last year. Find a Subaru Outback for sale near you

2020 Subaru Forester makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000

2020 Subaru Forester

The Forester is more SUV-oriented than the Outback and, like its larger sibling, was also recently redesigned. It’s compact in size but smart interior packaging makes the cabin feel roomy. The Forester’s starting price is $25,505. Find a Subaru Forester for sale near you

The Hyundai Santa Fe shows that getting a vehicle with a lot of value doesn’t mean compromising on quality. The Santa Fe offers modern tech, refined driving manners, and a spacious, elegant interior, all at a starting price of $28,695. Find a Hyundai Santa Fe for sale near you

2020 Subaru Crosstrek makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru’s offering in the red-hot subcompact SUV segment is the versatile Crosstrek. Based on the company’s Impreza, the Crosstrek boasts easy maneuverability, great ground clearance, a generous cargo area and a hybrid option. Prices start at $23,155. Find a Subaru Crosstrek for sale near you

One of the most popular compact SUVs on the market gets even better for 2020, with updates that include the addition of a hybrid option. This Honda offers utility, comfort and style in an affordable package. The CR-V, which has a starting price of $27,645, also boasts strong resale value. Find a CR-V for sale near you

2020 Subaru Legacy makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,0002020 Subaru Legacy

Over the past year or so, Subaru has revamped much of its lineup, including the Legacy. The 2020 Subaru Legacy has more interior space, better handling, and a lot of standard safety, including the EyeSight suite of safety features, as well as all-wheel drive. Starting MSRP is $23,620. Find a Subaru Legacy for sale near you

2020 Jeep Renegade makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000

2020 Jeep Renegade

The subcompact Renegade has Jeep-inspired good looks and more capability than you’d expect. It’s available with a choice of engines, including a new turbocharged engine, and pricing starts at a reasonable $25,270 with AWD. Find a Jeep Renegade for sale near you

2020 Mazda Mazda3 makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000

2020 Mazda Mazda3

Scoring major points with its refinement, style and driving personality, the Mazda3 is designed for fun. Opting for AWD makes it just as ready to face the elements. Choose the sedan and you get AWD at a lower price – starting at $25,020; the hatchback gets you more cargo space. Find a Mazda3 for sale near you

2020 Nissan Altima makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000

2020 Nissan Altima

The Altima is the most recent sedan to offer all-wheel-drive capability. The recently redesigned Nissan Altima has sharp styling, a high-quality interior, and an impressive turbo 4-cylinder engine option. Pricing for the AWD Altima starts at $26,375. Find a Nissan Altima for sale near you

2020 Toyota Prius makes KBB's 10 best all-wheel-drive vehicles under $30,000

2020 Toyota Prius AWD-e

Toyota is dedicated to making highly efficient and highly reliable hybrid vehicles. Toyota recently added the all-season confidence of AWD to the Prius. The Prius AWD-e system only operates up to 43 mph, but it’s a system that’s ready to step in when lack of traction is an issue. Starting price is $27,765. Find a Prius for sale near you

 

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