Winter Car Buyer’s Guide: AWD Without an SUV or Truck

Bentley
Those lucky (wealthy) enough to afford Bentleys will likely have an alternative daily driver for the snowy months, but could tackle the white powder with confidence in any of Bentley's Continental models. Bentley split its new Continental lineup by offering the new coupe alongside the current GTC convertible and Flying Spur sedan. All three however, feature a similar powertrain setup: twin-turbo, 6.0-liter W-12, six-speed auto, and all-wheel-drive -- the perfect combo for controlled slides in winter conditions should you be brave enough to take your $180,000+ luxo-machine out in the slush and salt.

Continental GT
Base price: $189,900
AWD cost: standard
City/hwy mpg: TBD
AWD penalty: N/A

Continental GTC
Base price: $205,600
AWD cost: standard
City/hwy mpg: 11/18
AWD penalty: N/A

Continental Flying Spur
Base price: $181,200
AWD cost: standard
City/hwy mpg: 11/18
AWD penalty: N/A

Continental Supersports/Supersports Convertible
Base price: $267,000/$280,400
AWD cost: standard
City/hwy mpg: 12/19
AWD penalty: N/A

gdoug
And, what about the Nissan Juke? I drove the AWD version. Neat little car, albeit a little quirky looking.
Phil Floraday moderator
Suzuki specifically calls the SX4 a crossover when it has awd. But we think it's a cool little vehicle.
robbase29a
What about the suzuki sx4?

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