These AWD cars boost confidence behind the wheel. 

Best AWD Cars, Ranked | CarMax

When you're looking for a vehicle that offers a balance between performance and practicality, an all-wheel-drive car is a great choice. No matter where your adventures may take you (whether they be on or off the beaten path), a great AWD car will help you feel confident behind the wheel. All-wheel-drive cars are also great for daily commuters and growing families alike. Specifically, all-wheel-drive features work by shifting between the vehicle's rear, front, and center differentials based on road conditions.

There are some notable new additions to our best AWD cars list for 2019, including the Hyundai Genesis and the Mini Cooper Countryman. Check out our list of the top 10 best AWD cars of 2019, based on CarMax vehicle and sales data from June 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Please note that all-wheel-drive may not come standard on all trims (Subaru models are an exception here, as they all come standard with AWD):

  1. Subaru Outback
    Best AWD Cars: Subaru Outback | CarMax
  2. Subaru Impreza
    Best AWD Cars: Subaru Impreza| CarMax
  3. Subaru Legacy
    Best AWD Cars: Subaru Legacy | CarMax
  4. Subaru Crosstrek
    Best AWD Cars: Subaru XV Crosstrek| CarMax
  5. Ford Fusion
    Best AWD Cars: Ford Fusion | CarMax
  6. Hyundai Genesis
    Best AWD Cars: Hyundai Genesis | CarMax
  7. Lincoln MKZ
    Best AWD Cars: Lincoln MKZ | CarMax
  8. Mini Cooper
    Best AWD Cars: Mini Cooper Countryman | CarMax
  9. Ford Taurus
    Best AWD Cars: Ford Taurus | CarMax
  10. Dodge Charger
    Best AWD Cars: Dodge Charger | CarMax

When you want the added peace of mind of an all-wheel-drive vehicle without having to upgrade to an SUV, any of these AWD cars can be a great choice. With options ranging from sleek and sporty, to practical or even downright luxurious, you have plenty of options.

The Dodge Charger, for example, remains a smart choice for those who want a little power behind the wheel without sacrificing control or maneuverability. The Lincoln MKZ and Hyundai Genesis remain top choices among those looking for more luxurious features, whereas any of the Subaru models are a solid fit for the rugged off-roaders among us. In addition to all-wheel drive, many of these cars also come with convenient standard features, such as rearview cameras, touchscreen interfaces, and clever cargo storage solutions to suit your needs.

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