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

Lamborghini introduced all-wheel-drive in 1993 with its Diablo VT and it's at least been an option ever since. In recent years however, it's become a Lamborghini staple as it's standard on every Lambo with the exception of the Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni edition. Although Lamborghini owners have the assurance of all-wheel-drive, insurance companies might frown upon the use of a $200,000+ supercar in the slippery white stuff. Lamborghini's Murcièlago is dead for the 2011 model year, set to be replaced sometime next year.

Base price: $201,000
AWD cost: standard (except LP 550-2, which starts at $219,800)
City/hwy mpg: 12/20, 13/20 (manual, auto)
AWD penalty: N/A

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.
What about the suzuki sx4?

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