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10 Best Used All-Wheel-Drive Cars Under $20,000

All-wheel drive is a great way to get some extra confidence-inspiring traction when the roads get nasty, especially if you live in a snowy climate. It can also be good for a little off-road run if the car or SUV is properly equipped. Whatever your reason for wanting four-wheel traction, there are many options on the used market for AWD cars and SUVs at affordable prices.

Here are the 10 best used all-wheel-drive cars you can find on Autotrader under $20,000.

1. 2013-2017 Buick Enclave

2017 Buick Enclave Left Profile in Blue

The Buick Enclave is a premium midsize crossover with third-row seating that you can actually use. That’s a claim that not many three-row luxury SUVs can make. The Enclave is both comfortable and practical with its spacious, nicely-appointed cabin plus a pretty strong standard V6 engine. Find a Buick Enclave for sale

2. 2015-2019 Chrysler 300

2018 Chrysler 300 Front in Silver

The Chrysler 300 is a full-size sedan with available all-wheel drive. It’s mechanically similar to the Dodge Charger, but it’s actually more affordable than its Dodge cousin on the used market despite being a more upmarket car. The 300 has an excellent infotainment system and a roomy, upscale interior that matches its classy exterior. Find a Chrysler 300 for sale

3. 2015-2019 Ford Fusion

2019 Ford Fusion Front Right Side in Copper

Several midsize sedans have just gotten AWD availability in recent years like the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry, but the Ford Fusion has had AWD as an option for many years. A used Fusion is a good value thanks to its strong range of engines, roomy interior, and nice tech features for the money. Find a Ford Fusion for sale

4. 2017-2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V Left Profile in Red

The compact Honda CR-V is always a good buy and available AWD further adds to its versatility. This is one of the roomiest compact SUVs you can buy with plenty of room for passengers and cargo. It also carries Honda’s famous reputation for safety and reliability. Find a Honda CR-V for sale

5. 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade

2018 Jeep Renegade Front Left Side in Red

For a small, but mighty off-roader, consider an AWD-equipped Jeep Renegade. This subcompact crossover has the off-road chops to back up its rugged — yet cute — appearance and its Jeep heritage. It’s also great for everyday on-road use and has a fantastic infotainment system. Find a Jeep Renegade for sale

6. 2017-2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5 Front Left Side in Red

The Mazda CX-5 is one of our favorite compact SUVs for its premium look and feel and its characteristic fun-to-drive nature found in just about every Mazda model. This is one where your neighbors will think you paid more than you really did, especially considering what you’ll save on a used model. Find a Mazda CX-5

7. 2017-2019 Mini Cooper Clubman

2017 Mini Clubman Left Profile in Silver

For a practical AWD car with a little character, consider the Mini Cooper Clubman. It has a range of eager turbocharged engines and go-kart-like handling which makes it a blast to drive at any speed, plus it’s pretty roomy on the inside. This quirky little wagon gained ALL4 AWD as an option starting in 2017 which makes it even more appealing. Find a Mini Cooper Clubman for sale

8. 2015-2018 Nissan Murano

2018 Nissan Murano Front Left Side in Copper

The Nissan Murano is a premium two-row midsize SUV without a premium price tag, especially if you’re shopping on the used market. The Murano has a nice, airy cabin with plenty of premium materials and modern tech features throughout. It also has an exterior aesthetic that really stands out in traffic. Find a Nissan Murano for sale

9. 2015-2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Outback Front Right Side in Green

There’s a lot to like about the Subaru Outback from its outdoorsy aesthetic to its rugged off-road capabilities. All-wheel drive is standard on every trim, which means every used Outback you find will have AWD. It also benefits from a generous cargo hold, tall ground clearance, and roomy, comfortable seats. Find a Subaru Outback for sale

10. 2014-2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Toyota Highlander Left Profile in Maroon

The Toyota Highlander is a favorite among families looking for a practical minivan alternative. With three rows of seats and stellar safety scores, it’s no wonder why it’s appealing to families. It’s also pretty good on gas for an SUV its size and its interior is more modern and upscale than you might expect. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale

10 Best Used All-Wheel-Drive Cars Under $20,000

1. 2013-2017 Buick Enclave
2. 2015-2019 Chrysler 300
3. 2015-2019 Ford Fusion
4. 2017-2019 Honda CR-V
5. 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade
6. 2017-2019 Mazda CX-5
7. 2017-2019 Mini Cooper Clubman
8. 2015-2018 Nissan Murano
9. 2015-2019 Subaru Outback
10. 2014-2016 Toyota Highlander

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