All-Wheel Drive is an irreplaceable feature that allows drivers escape icy traps, prevent slipping on a rainy day and traverse mud if the pavement ends. Labeling a vehicle SUV, must be declared illegal unless it has those precious AWD letters on the trunk. Unfortunately, this all-four capability is always associated with higher prices, but fear not, we are here to save your moneys. This is a buying guide with the world’s cheapest all-wheel drive crossover SUVs.
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#1 2022 Hyundai Kona
2022 Hyundai Kona acquires new exterior styling, adds more tech and continues to offer AWD as en affordable option.
#2 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross
Unlike the European version of the Corolla Cross, the US variant is getting an all-wheel drive layout and a 2L 4-cylinder engine with 169 horsepower output.
#3 2022 Dacia Duster
The world’s cheapest all-wheel drive crossover Renault Dacia Duster is getting a mid-cycle facelift with a significant array of changes like chrome accents on the grille, slightly revised headlights with signature Y-shaped DRLs, new Arizona Orange body paint.
#4 2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2022 Subaru Crosstrek wins buyers with its roomy interior and rugged exterior. The model offers 8.7inches of ground clearance and is quite capable off-road thanks to the company’s signature symmetrical all-wheel drive.
#5 2022 Kia Seltos
2022 Kia Seltos is Kia’s global offering that has three versions, destined for the company’s major markets. In case of the US Seltos, it is closely related to the Hyundai Kona and is positioned between the Soul and the Sportage.
#6 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevy community is finally ready to overlook the jeopardized body-on-frame Trailblazer heritage and embrace this subcompact crossover. Its sales numbers have been skyrocketing among the thrifty younger audience who value its fresh looks and economical powertrain.
#7 2021 Suzuki Vitara Hybrid
The 2022 Vitara is still stuck in the 4th generation, but from now on the European market it will be offered exclusively as a Euro6D compliant MHEV.
#8 2021 Mazda CX-30
This Mazda CX-30 is easily among the best-looking subcompact crossovers on the market with katana sharp Kodo design language, piercing LED headlights, beefy body cladding and lots of chrome on the front.
#9 2022 Mitsubishi ASX/Outlander Sport
2022 Mitsubishi ASX/Outlander Sport puts on the latest Dynamic Shield front fascia, gets new LED headlights and taillights, and adds standard safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure and Blind spot Warning.
#10 2022 Jeep Renegade
Without a doubt, Jeep is a lifestyle brand and this chunky crossover Renegade would be a perfect fit for a young rebellious family willing to do some legitimate trail riding.