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

In their first and second generation, Mitsubishi Eclipses were available with AWD, but only when the top-end GSX trim was chosen. Although AWD is no longer an option for the Eclipse, it is standard equipment on the sporty Lancer Ralliart and Evolution sedans. With settings for tarmac, gravel, and snow, the AWD system offered on these sedans is ready for nearly any road surface you'll encounter.

Lancer Ralliart
Price: $28,255
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 17/25
AWD penalty: N/A

Lancer Evolution
Price: $34,755/$37,995 (GSR/MR)
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 17/23 (GSR); 17/22 (MR)
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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