Whether you live in an area with unpaved roads or have to cope with heavy snow in the winter, having an all-wheel-drive system does more than provide peace of mind. When the road turns nasty, AWD becomes a necessity.
Auto manufacturers have responded to consumer demand with a wide range of surefooted mid-size AWD SUVs. In the following pages, we’ll see how they stack up with regard to fuel economy, safety features, and connectivity. We’ll focus on mid-size models at the more affordable end of the spectrum and save the pricey luxury suvs for another day.