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

Whether you’re aiming to conquer winter’s worst, preparing for monsoon season, or want an extra degree of sure-footed confidence, all-wheel-drive cars are ready to tackle just about anything.

And, as it turns out, you don’t have to break the bank to find one. Here’s a look at 10 of the best all-wheel-drive models you’ll find for $20,000 or less.

1. 2014 BMW X3

2014 BMW X3
Find a 2014 BMW X3 for under $20,000 on Autotrader.

You will have to dial your calendar back a bit to find a BMW X3 for $20,000 or less, but this sporty SUV may be worth the hunt. With its refined handling and high-tech interior, the X3 is a compact luxury SUV that offers something for everyone. See 2014 BMW X3 models for sale

2. 2016 Buick Enclave

2016 Buick Enclave
Find a 2016 Buick Enclave for under $20,000.

Looking for a 3-row SUV but don’t want a trucky model? The Buick Enclave pairs upscale appointments with superb comfort in all three rows for up to eight passengers — plus, it’s available with all-wheel drive. See 2016 Buick Enclave models for sale

3. 2017 Buick LaCrosse

2017 Buick LaCrosse
Get a 2017 Buick LaCrosse for less than $20,000.

Buick’s flagship sedan offered clean lines inside and out with an impressive array of features, including an available massage function for the driver’s seat. Additionally, this model’s infotainment system still feels state-of-the art, making it an excellent choice for techies. See 2017 Buick LaCrosse models for sale

4. 2017 Chrysler 300

2017 Chrysler 300
Find deals on the 2017 Chrysler 300 for under 20k.

Chrysler’s full-size sedan pairs luxurious trappings with a spacious cabin and the allure of available V8 power. These big four-doors are fantastic road-trip machines thanks to their stretch-out interior and the all-day comfort provided by their plush seats. See 2017 Chrysler 300 models for sale

5. 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Ford Fusion
Find a 2018 Ford Fusion for under $20,000.

With its Aston Martin-lite styling and a slick infotainment system, the Ford Fusion is a dashing way to, well, dash through the snow. These cars offer impressive turbocharged power and have a comfortable ride. See 2018 Ford Fusion models for sale

6. 2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V
Get the 2016 Honda CR-V for under $20,000.

SUV shoppers have long turned to the Honda CR-V for its blend of interior comfort and space, frugal 4-cylinder power, and available all-wheel drive. Add in Honda’s reputation for reliability, and there’s so much to like about the CR-V. See 2016 Honda CR-V models for sale

7. 2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Cherokee
Get a 2016 Jeep Cherokee for under $20,000.

If you’re seeking an adventure mobile for weekends that still offers a comfortable cabin and a smooth ride for day-to-day commuting, put the Jeep Cherokee on your list. In Trailhawk form, the Cherokee serves up serious 4-wheeling ability. See 2016 Jeep Cherokee models for sale

8. 2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5
Find a 2017 Mazda CX-5 for under 20k.

Mazda builds a lot of fun into its compact SUV, plus its optional all-wheel-drive system delivers spectacular traction on slippery roads. This stylish choice has a nice interior with excellent materials. See 2017 Mazda CX-5 models for sale

9. 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester
Get a 2016 Subaru Forester for under $20,000.

With standard all-wheel drive joining a roster of safety and convenience features, the Subaru Forester is a top choice among smaller SUVs. Its cabin is also ultra-spacious with a massive cargo area, and the turbocharged Forester XT delivers thrilling acceleration. See 2016 Subaru Forester models for sale

10. 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Subaru Legacy
Find the 2017 Subaru Legacy for under $20,000.

No brand is more associated with all-wheel drive than Subaru, and for a good reason. Though the brand’s SUVs may be its biggest sellers, let’s not forget about the sublime Legacy sedan. This roomy 4-door comes loaded with safety and driver-assistance features, too. See 2017 Subaru Legacy models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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