Winter is upon us and we all know what that means when it comes to our vehicles. Some put on snow tires or snow chains, while others go out and buy cars with AWD. It was created to help you gain more traction in negligent weather conditions, which we can all agree is a lifesaver from time to time.
We have compiled a list of the best AWD vehicles to hit the market in 2019 based on information from U.S. News & World Report. Our focus will be primarily on sedans, and it includes everything from affordable models to luxury brands. Keep reading to learn about the ranking of the ten best all-wheel-drive cars of 2019!
10 Chrysler 300
The Chrysler 300 is at the bottom of our ranking, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great AWD vehicle. The biggest downside to this vehicle is the visibility through the front windshield, as many people complain that it can be hard to see the roadway.
The base model starts at $29,000, although you will be paying a bit more for AWD as RWD comes standard. It has a V8 engine that is super powerful, and the standard V6 isn't something to laugh at either. The V6 even has a decent fuel economy with 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
9 Kia K900
This falls under the category of large luxury cars, and Kia did a great job when they created this AWD vehicle. The price is a bit high with an MSRP of $59,900 which already comes standard with AWD, and the good news is that it is cheaper than most other cars in its class.
The trunk is a bit small with only 15.3-cubic feet of space, but the infotainment system is very easy to use and understand. The standard and only engine available is the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 which offers you speed, while the suspension helps the handling feel smooth.
8 Buick LaCrosse
This car looks like it should be a luxury vehicle, but it is only classified as a large car. The interior cabin is spacious and the seats are beyond comfortable. The only big complaint people have is the excessive use of plastic and the small cargo space as it only has 15-cubic feet of room.
The starting MSRP is $29,570, but you will have to pay extra to upgrade to AWD, as the standard is FWD. The infotainment system is extensive with an 8" touch screen, wifi, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
7 Mazda Mazda3
This compact car surprisingly made it further than the bottom of our list, despite its affordability. Its starting MSRP is $21,000 for the sedan, with an added $1,400 for the AWD option. People love to drive this car around town with its superior handling and the interior appears to be almost elegant.
The biggest issue people have with this vehicle is the lack of room in the backseat, especially when you try to fit adult passengers. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that provides speedy acceleration, and it even obtains a decent fuel economy.
6 Genesis G90
This is a luxury car with some very strong engines that will throw you back in your seat. The starting MSRP is $68,350, but you will have to pay extra for AWD as RWD comes standard. There are about 16-cubic feet of trunk space and the infotainment system features a 12.3" touch screen.
Customers can also choose between two engines with the standard twin-turbo V6 or a more powerful V8 with 420-horsepower. Your gas mileage won't be great, especially with the AWD option, but this car is probably only on your list if speed is your middle name.
5 Audi A5
This car comes standard with AWD on all models, so you don't have to worry about dishing out the extra dough for this luxury small car. The base price is $44,200 and it comes with some great features like a high-class cabin, excellent handling, and supreme comfort.
The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and there are different engines for both of the higher models that will give you even more speed. The fuel economy isn't half bad either with 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, which will help keep some extra cash in your wallet.
4 Porsche Panamera
Porsche is a lavish company, and this car is no different. The starting price of the model with AWD is $90,900 and it is the sports car that will make all of your dreams come true.
This company was able to create a smooth and comfortable ride while still giving drivers an effortless acceleration they have no choice but to enjoy. The reliability might only be slightly above-average and the infotainment system might be difficult to manage, but it is the ride itself that counts the most.
3 BMW 5-series
This is a luxury midsize car, but it is well worth the cost. The base price is $53,400, and you will have to pay extra for AWD, as the standard is RWD in this vehicle. It can seat up to 5 people and the interior is utterly luxurious.
They even maximized trunk space by giving customers 19-cubic feet and the car itself is customizable with six different engine options that leave little room for error. The fuel economy varies based on the engine you choose, but the base trim has better mileage than most others in its class.
2 Tesla Model S
This is the only electric car to make it onto our list and it comes standard with AWD. The interior is quite roomy for passengers and it has a knack for jumping off the starting line at impressive speeds.
It is a bit expensive at $79,990, but it will speak for itself the first time you take a seat in one of these vehicles. A single charge will allow the base model to go around 370 miles, which is an impressive stat for any electric car.
1 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is at the very top of our list, and there is little to complain about when it comes to this vehicle, besides the high starting price of $91,000. It also doesn't come standard with AWD, so you will have to pay extra for this perk. There is no single word to explain just how elegant this car is as a whole, as the features, interior, and ride itself will make you feel like royalty.
The base engine is a twin-turbocharged V6 that gives you 362-horsepower, which is more than enough to transport you in record time. This car is the kind of all AWD vehicles, and one look will have you believing it for yourself.