The 15 All-Wheel-Drive Cars With the Best Fuel Economy in 2020

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All-Wheel Drive Doesn’t Have to Mean Poor Fuel Economy

Driving through snow and across slippery surfaces calls for a car with all-wheel drive. By sending power to all four wheels, the system generates enough friction to keep the car in control on slick, uneven, or hilly terrain. 

Until recently, buyers had to choose between an all-wheel-drive vehicle and a fuel-efficient one. That’s because the system’s drivetrain is heavier and more taxing on the engine, which reduces its efficiency. But the latest all-wheel-drive cars on the market manage to do both, delivering more miles to the gallon than their predecessors. 

We have ranked the all-wheel-drive cars with the best city/highway fuel economy on the market. Note that rankings and scores may change as more information becomes available, so some figures in this article may not reflect our most up-to-date review data.

Keep reading to see the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive cars available in dealerships today.

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