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Best AWD SUVs | CarMax

Whether you need to tackle rough weather conditions or you’re preparing for your next weekend camping trip, a vehicle with all-wheel drive (AWD) or four-wheel-drive (4WD) can give you the extra confidence you're looking for. These days there are a ton of great SUVs that offer AWD or 4WD as standard or optional equipment. To help you on your search, we have even highlighted the differences between the two, which you can check out in our overview of AWD vs. 4WD!

So, if you're considering a used SUV for your next vehicle purchase, check out this list of the 10 best AWD and 4WD SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from March 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

  1. Nissan Rogue
    Best AWD SUVS: Nissan Rogue | CarMax
  2. Jeep Wrangler
    Best AWD SUVS: Jeep Wrangler | CarMax
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Best AWD SUVS: Jeep Grand Cherokee | CarMax
  4. Honda CR-V
    Best AWD SUVS: Honda CR-V | CarMax
  5. Ford Explorer
    Best AWD SUVS: Ford Explorer | CarMax
  6. Ford Escape
    Best AWD SUVS: Ford Escape | CarMax
  7. Toyota RAV4
    Best AWD SUVS: Toyota RAV4 | CarMax
  8. Jeep Cherokee
    Best AWD SUVS: Jeep Cherokee | CarMax
  9. Audi Q5
    Best AWD SUVS: Audi Q5 | CarMax
  10. Subaru Forester
    Best AWD SUVS: Subaru Forester | CarMax

There really is something for everyone on our list of the 10 best AWD and 4WD SUVs. From the luxury-focused Audi Q5 to the rugged go-anywhere Jeep Wrangler, there's a great SUV out there suited perfected for your lifestyle and individual needs. You can even opt for the larger three-row AWD Ford Explorer or the versatile Jeep Grand Cherokee.

If robust 4WD is what you're looking for, check out any of the Jeep models on this list as they come with a number of hardy off-road-focused trims designed to get you exactly where you need to go, even if it's off the beaten path.

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