If an SUV is the do-it-all vehicle, then all-wheel-drive is the do-it-all drivetrain. Of course, sending power to all four wheels increases traction in wet, muddy, or snowy conditions. AWD will also allow you to tackle some light off-roading with more confidence. High-performance all-wheel-drive SUVs can also put down their power better, maximizing the engine’s output.
We’ve reviewed the best SUVs to help you find the one that is the best match for your needs. Under each review, you can find detailed opinion from our experienced team on how each vehicle handles, how they cope on the highway, and whether their four-wheel-drive systems are permanent or can automatically drive the wheels that require power.
We’ll also provide you with curb weight and ground clearance information. Maybe you want your SUV to be more compact, or perhaps a large body is important to you for increased passenger and cargo capacity. Whatever you need out of a new all-wheel-drive SUV, our reviews will help you find it quickly.