Cars with good four-wheel drive, also called all-wheel drive, ratings include the Audi A6, BMW 3 series, BMW 5 series, Lexus GS, Subaru Legacy, Chrysler 300, Volvo S60 and more. In addition to these sedans, many vehicles from reputable manufacturers in the SUV, wagon and crossover categories receive high marks for all-wheel drive performance too. The Acura MDX, Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Lexus RX, for instance, are SUVs with solid four-wheel performance, as noted by Consumer Reports.
Some car brands, such as Subaru, produce vehicles in all classes with excellent four-wheel drive ratings. Its sedans include the Legacy and Impreza, while the Subaru Forester and Subaru XV Crosstrek are top Subaru SUVs for all-wheel driving. The Subaru Outback, a wagon, is also recommended for four-wheel drive performance, say authors at Consumer Reports.
Some brands, such as Hyundai and Toyota, only have a few cars that stand out for all-wheel drive performance. The Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport, both SUVs, are the best Hyundais for four-wheel driving. Toyota produces the Venza, a wagon, and a minivan called the Sienna, which both receive recognition for four-wheel drive performance.
Although some car companies produce a few good models with all-wheel drive, other companies, like Jeep Wrangler, specialize in four-wheel performance cars. Jeep SUVs have a rugged build and sturdy all-wheel drive system that makes them ideal for handling tough terrain and driving on conventional surfaces.