Confused about which car to purchase? All Wheel Cars (AWD) is currently ruling the roost especially in places with long winters. A full-time 4-wheel-drive system is equipped with a light, compact body and is specially designed to distribute equal torque to all four wheels, so the vehicle can be navigated safely with maximum forward traction on wet, slippery or snow-covered roads.
Here are some of the top AWD Vehicles in 2014:
It has an optional continuously-variable automatic transmission that helps in providing class-competitive fuel economy 36-mpg on highway and 27-mpg in city when ordered. This model is currently the only compact sedan equipped with a basic all-wheel drive.
The Honda CR-V has long maintained its position of being one of the best-selling compact SUV’s in the automobile industry and its latest offering is expected perform even better. The USP of this car is that it can make room for adults easily in both front and rear seats. It is versatile, with convenient 1-pull fold flat seats, creating space for a huge cargo hold. Fuel economy is – 23 mpg in city and 31 mpg on highway.
Nissan Juke SUV
This car is amazing but more suitable for road trips and weekend getaways than driving it daily to work, which is indicated with an option between a manual or automatic gearbox. The Juke’s best features are the turbocharged engine, variable-throttle setting allowing the driver to decide the ideal time for economy or raw power, and the choice of an all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is 25 mpg in city and 31 mpg on highway.
BMW 335i xDrive
A slight shortcoming might have been that the back wheels receive most power while the car is driven normally, but the system can shift torque from the 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine to where it is required if any of the wheels begin spinning. Fuel economy stands at 20-mpg in city and 30-mpg on highway. The prominent factor the all-wheel drive system is situated underneath its chassis; the purpose is to safeguard the rear-wheel drive character that improves overall performance. Other features include an eight-speed automatic and a six-speed manual gearbox.
Acura TL SH-AWD
The spectacularly designed torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system can shift torque at the back wheels from side-to-side and also to the back from front, depending upon the condition of the roads. In this version, only a 3.7-liter V-6 engine with 305 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque is available as of now. As a replacement to its six-speed automatic transmission, there is a six-speed manual system. 18-mpg in city driving and 26-mpg on the highway is the fuel economy.
Take your pick from these top-of-the-line cars and you won’t regret it as it will be one of your best investments!