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9 Great All-Wheel Drive Used Cars Under $15,000 for 2019

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author photo by Eric Brandt March 2019

All-wheel drive can be a great feature for all-season traction in bad road conditions and for getting a little adventurous off-road. If you live in a snowy climate and like the idea of having all four wheels working for you when the snow and ice comes to the streets every winter, then the vehicles on this list could be right for you.

Here are nine great used cars, SUVs and even a minivan with either standard or optional AWD for under $15,000 in 2019.

2009-2014 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is a favorite for outdoorsy families who want the practicality of a lifted wagon with lots of space for passengers and cargo plus some rugged off-road capability. Every Outback comes standard with AWD and the fourth generation model, which introduced an improved chassis and taller ground clearance has become pretty affordable on the used market. Find a Subaru Outback for sale

2015-2017 Chrysler 200

2015-2017 Chrysler 200

The second-generation Chrysler 200 was short-lived, but it was a good midsize sedan that offered optional AWD on V6-equipped models. This AWD system could fully disconnect the rear drive axle when the extra traction wasn't needed, which helped improve fuel economy. The second-gen 200 is a good bargain in premium used cars and if you can find one with AWD it's even better. Find a Chrysler 200 for sale

2012-2016 Honda CR-V

2012-2016 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is popular for being such a balanced compact SUV that combines utility, efficiency and value in one attractive package. Another part of its appeal is its available AWD system. The fourth-generation model was the first one available with what Honda calls Real-Time AWD, which improved power delivery to all four wheels when needed, making it a smoother experience. This CR-V got a face-lift for the 2015 model year, which got a slightly revised look and an efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT), which we recommend if you can find one at this price point. Find a Honda CR-V for sale

2011-2019 Ford Explorer

2011-2019 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer might not be the rugged, truck-based SUV it used to be, but the fifth-generation model introduced for 2011 offers an improved ride quality over its predecessors and it offers optional AWD that's great for all-season traction and light to moderate off-roading. The Explorer also has three rows of seats making it a good family vehicle, although legroom in the third row is a little tight. Find a Ford Explorer for sale

2008-2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

2008-2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

Before the Subaru WRX was its own model, it was a variant of the Impreza. This sporty, rally racing inspired compact comes standard with AWD. It's not a hardcore off-roader, but it's great for getting its power to the road through all four wheels, giving it fantastic traction on-road and off. This WRX came with a potent turbocharged boxer engine and your choice of a manual or automatic transmission and either a sedan or hatchback body style. Find a Subaru Impreza WRX for sale

2011-2017 Nissan Juke

2011-2017 Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke is one of the quirkiest small SUVs to hit the market in recent years and although it's recently been discontinued, used examples can be had for great prices. If you want to stand out in traffic and get the perks of AWD, there are plenty of used AWD Jukes out there for less than $15,000 and you can even find them in the sporty NISMO trim at this price point. Find a Nissan Juke for sale

2009-2017 Chevrolet Traverse

2009-2017 Chevrolet Traverse

Like the Ford Explorer, the Chevrolet Traverse is a great minivan alternative with three rows of seats and available AWD. If the current generation that just came out for the 2018 model year is a little out of your price range, a used first-gen model could be just right for your family. The Traverse received a nice face-lift for the 2013 model year giving it a hint of Camaro-inspired styling plus a revised transmission and a standard MyLink infotainment system. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale

2011-2019 Dodge Charger

2011-2019 Dodge Charger

If you're looking for a little muscle with the benefits of AWD, the Dodge Charger is a great option. The Charger might be a little long in the tooth now going on almost a decade without a major update, but earlier examples of this muscle sedan in its current generation present a strong value. Up until the 2015 face-lift, you could even get a powerful Charger R/T with a HEMI V8 under the hood and AWD. However, most used AWD chargers you find at this price point will be equipped with a V6, which delivers a nice blend of performance and efficiency. Find a Dodge Charger for sale

2011-2019 Toyota Sienna

2011-2019 Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna has the distinction of being the only minivan available with AWD. Front-wheel drive is adequate for the road-going family hauling duty that most minivans do, but if you want extra all-weather traction in bad road conditions, an AWD Sienna could be perfect for you and your family. You won't be able to do a lot of off-roading in this minivan, but it can give you extra peace of mind when the roads get nasty. Find a Toyota Sienna for sale

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