All-wheel drive is not just for the snowbelt anymore. If you want the extra margin of safety that all-wheel drive affords, even in areas where a sudden downpour can make roadways slippery, you can have it and not break the bank as this list of AWD vehicles under $30,000 demonstrates. Yes, there are a lot of Subarus here, but that make has staked its reputation and growing sales on this all-season technology and makes it available at a very attractive price in a wide range of models. But all-wheel drive is not solely the province of crossovers, as this list demonstrates with the Golf Alltrack as well as a new entries in the form of the 2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e and Nissan Altima.

2019 Subaru Outback

Subaru’s Outback is the template for when a station wagon meets an SUV. Its taller ride height, extra body cladding and all-wheel drive are enough sport-ute without losing the character of a traditional car-based wagon, all with an MSRP starting at $27,320. See more

2019 Subaru Forester

If you’re looking for something more SUV-oriented, the new-for-2019 Subaru Forester delivers more traditional crossover looks and utility in an all-wheel-drive package that has a sticker price starting from $25,270. See more

2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Compact crossovers are a hot commodity right now and Subaru has you covered with the Impreza-based Crosstrek. It has a tidy footprint, rugged good looks and new for 2019 is a hybrid version. The Crosstrek starts at $22,870. See more

2019 Subaru Legacy

For sedan traditionalists, the midsize Subaru Legacy offers all the comfort and understated style associated with having four doors and a trunk. The Legacy also boasts Subaru’s standard AWD package for a base price beginning at $23,430. See more

2019 Subaru Impreza

If you want a sedan or hatchback, but are on a budget, the Subaru Impreza should be on your shopping list. Affordability is the key here, with the bonus of all-wheel drive at an MSRP that’s below $20,000. See more

2018 Jeep Renegade

The rugged looks associated with the Jeep brand is a big part of the subcompact Renegade’s appeal. Prices start at $21,040 for 2018 models, and a 2019 version with a few updates including a new engine option is expected soon. See more

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Like the Subaru Outback, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack masterfully blends station wagon looks with the off-road flavor of a sport-ute. With VW’s available 4Motion all-wheel drive, you’re equipped to handle whatever the weather has in store. MSRPs start at $25,595. See more

2019 Honda CR-V

One of the most popular compact crossover SUVs on the market, the Honda CR-V has earned that spot by offering utility, comfort and style in an affordably priced all-wheel-drive package. High resale is another draw for CR-V, which starts at $26,745. See more

2019 Nissan Altima

A newcomer to the all-wheel-drive segment, the redesigned 2019 Nissan Altima is one of the few midsize sedans to offer this option. Its sharp styling and the solid performance from its turbo 4-cylinder engine is a bonus. Prices start from $25,995. See more

2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e

Hybrids aren’t often associated with all-wheel-drive prowess, but Toyota is breaking the mold with the 2019 Prius AWD-e, which also comes with a sticker price that’s below $30,000. This all new model is expected in showrooms soon. See more

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