Four wheel drive, or all wheel drive, vehicles are good to have year round. They can get you out of a tight spot in rough terrain and bring more traction to every situation, even acceleration. However, they are most important during inclement weather. If you live in a place, or are visiting somewhere, where winter is cold and the weather can turn volatile, four wheel drive cars can be a very smart choice when purchasing or renting a vehicle. They can help you stay on the road during rainy, icy, or snowy conditions or get you out of a situation where you’re stuck. It’s awful to be stuck, but even worse to be stuck in freezing and icy temperatures.
The Subaru Outback has been one of the most popular all wheel drive vehicles. You can’t drive very far in mountainous areas without seeing several of these. The 2020 version has more ground clearance, interior space, and comfort than ever before. It will definitely keep you on the road safely.
The Hyundai Santa Fe may not be talked about as much as the Outback, but it has everything you could ever want in a vehicle with all the safety and traction you could need from a four wheel drive vehicle.
The Honda CR-V is a compact SUV, and they have become very popular with buyers for their size, agility, and traction. They can do everything their larger competitors do without the bulk or the weight.
The Jeep Renegade is a sleeker and more modern take on the Jeep body people have come to expect. It’s a more compact version but contains all the terrain handling and bad weather navigating you could want. It also comes with a choice of engines in case you’re wanting a little more get up and go under the hood.
The Mazda Mazda3 is a small package. It is a beautiful sedan with all wheel drive. It also comes in a hatchback version in case you’re looking for more cargo space. It doesn’t look like it would be able to get you through bad winter weather, but that’s just how good it is.
The Toyota Prius AWD-e is a combination of the hybrid people have come to love with the convenience of all wheel driving safety and abilities. The all wheel drive capabilities are not always turned on; they will only function up to 43 miles per hour, so it is best for usage during rough terrain or bad weather.
Finally, the Nissan Altima has recently added all wheel drive to their capabilities, making it the latest sedan to do so. The design is sleek and beautiful. You’ll get where you need to go with the four wheel drive and the turbo charged engine, so you’ll never have to worry if you’ll have enough power under the hood to fuel the traction.