10 Cheapest Four-Wheel-Drive SUVs in 2020

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Affordable Ways to Get Off-Road

Part of the popularity of SUVs is their capability – real or perceived. Many of these crossovers tout ruggedness, but their all-wheel-drive systems are really only designed for inclement on-road use. If you want to get off the beaten path, you’re going to need true four-wheel drive.

All-wheel-drive systems are designed for on-road traction. They can get you through a bit of mud and dirt, but not much. True four-wheel-drive systems often have to be manually selected. They typically have a low-range or “lock” function, designed for more harrowing terrain. There are different types of four-wheel-drive systems, but no matter what, they are generally more capable than their all-wheel-drive counterparts.

Because of their evolution to more of a niche segment, four-wheel-drive vehicles can be a bit more expensive, particularly the more specialized off-road models. But there are affordable ways to get four-wheel drive in your SUV. Here are 10 SUVs with four-wheel drive that won’t break the bank.

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