The 3 Best Value Cars with AWD

December 12th, 2014 by

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For those in northern states and areas such as New England, all-wheel drive is seen as a must-have feature to get around during harsh winter months. But as AWD is generally associated with more-expensive vehicles such as SUVs, how does someone on a budget find a good car for winter driving?

The following are the best value cars with all-wheel drive available at the best Buy Here Pay Here dealers in RI:

Subaru Impreza Sedan/5dr

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There’s a reason the further north you go, the more Subarus you see. Starting around $18,500, the  five-speed manual version of the Subaru Impreza sedan is a bargain for those looking to survive icy roads each winter. A hatchback and CVT version can be had for around $20,000 if the base model doesn’t impress you.

Mitsubishi Lancer SE-AWC

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With an asking price just above that of the Impreza, Mitsubishi’s Lancer SE-AWC doesn’t offer much more for the money; however, it does offer just as much. The same 2.0 liter, 148-hp engine means you’re not going any faster, and critics have been nagging Mitsubishi for years now about a Lancer redesign. Essentially, this is the car if you don’t want to blend in with the Subaru owners.

Jeep Compass Sport

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When it comes to Jeep vehicles, the overall price has often squeezed out many potential buyers. But in recent years, the company has introduced cheaper 4×4 vehicles to draw in more business. The Compass Sport is a smaller, low-end Cherokee essentially, yet looks great and can be upgraded from the base $21,000 model to become an offroad beast.

Other, more expensive options include the questionably stylish Nissan Juke, Subaru Legacy, Subaru Forrester, and Nissan Rouge.