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Is your car ready for the winter? All-wheel drive is an important feature to consider when shopping for a new vehicle. You may be wondering if it’s even necessary. But when winter comes along and hazardous conditions like slippery roads come your way, having a little extra traction and evenly-distributed power goes a long way.
The Ford Taurus is a great option for an All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

All-wheel drive distributes power to all four wheels individually, so that if one wheel slips, the car still has three wheels to rely on – unlike front- or rear-wheel vehicles, which are unfortunately stuck if the only two moving tires get incapacitated. But there are a lot of cars on the market with all-wheel drive. What are some of the most recommended AWD vehicles?

If sedans are more your style, Ford has a handful of sedans with AWD. The Ford Taurus, for example, is the only member of the full-size sedan segment with the option for all-wheel drive, whereas the Ford Fusion – particularly the 2.0T Titanium model – is getting high praise lately for the inclusion of an available all-wheel drive mode. Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln also has the MKZ, which offers both the segment’s signature premium comforts in addition to AWD.

One of the more celebrated AWD brands is Subaru. With SUVs and crossovers like the Forester, XV Crosstrek, and Outback, or sedans like the Impreza and Legacy, Subaru provides a variety of different vehicles, segments, and price ranges that come with all-wheel drive.

All-wheel drive is something traditionally associated with rugged SUVs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Looking for a more efficient, compact, family-friendly car with all-wheel drive is easier than ever. Of course, if you want to go the more rugged route, you have plenty of options as well.