Article updated Aug 10, 2022.
The cold season is in full swing these days, and with the onset of tough driving conditions some motorists who don’t already benefit from it may want to take a look at four-wheel drive options for a vehicle. AWD is becoming increasingly omnipresent in automakers’ offerings in Canada, where the weather is a little more capricious than in the United States, for example.
Once again, we decided to compile the most affordable four-wheel-drive vehicles on the market in 2020. We did make one exception in that there is one 2019 model on our list- the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 4Motion - since it will be available throughout the year. The manufacturer thought it wise to make sure its dealerships have sufficient on this model that is officially no longer in the VW lineup.
Here is our newly updated countdown of the Top 10 most affordable vehicles with all-wheel drive available in Canada in 2020, going from most to least expensive (prices are listed in CAD).
10 – 2020 Nissan Qashqai S AWD - $26,198
It's amazing how quickly the rankings can change from year to year. Last year, the Nissan Qashqai S AWD was fourth in the top 10. This year, due to the integration of more safety-related technologies, Nissan's most affordable 4WD crossover is more expensive and drops to the tenth spot.