In 2014, the only minivan available in the United States with all-wheel drive is the Toyota Sienna. Approximately 17 percent of Toyota Siennas sold are equipped with this feature. Chrysler offered all-wheel drive in its minivans produced from 1991 until 2004. The company eliminated the all-wheel drive option after 2004 as the rear drive shafts interfered with its Stow 'n Go seating and storage systemContinue Reading
According to AutoTrader, the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna are the two most popular minivans. Honda cites fuel economy as the main reason for not offering all-wheel drive for its minivan. The 2014 Odyssey, which is only offered with front-wheel drive, is rated to get 22 miles per gallon combined city and highway driving. The 2014 Sienna is rated at 21 MPG combined with front-wheel drive and 19 MPG combined with all-wheel drive.
Automotive News reports that the next generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan is likely to have all-wheel drive as an available option. That feature is expected to be offered in the 2016 model year. In addition to Chrysler's, other older minivans that had available all-wheel drive included the Buick Terraza in 2005 and 2006, the Dodge Caravan from 2001 to 2004, the Oldsmobile Silhouette from 2002 to 2004, the Pontiac Montana from 2002 to 2006 and the 2005 Saturn Relay.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
Two popular models of four-wheel drive vans are the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and the Toyota Sienna. The Sprinter is a full-size cargo and utility van, while the Sienna is the only minivan in current production as of 2015 to offer a four-wheel drive option.Full Answer >
In all-wheel drive, the car's computer sends more power to the tires that are receiving more traction, while in four-wheel drive, the power is split evenly between the tires. Four-wheel drive vehicles perform better when there is some give in the terrain underneath the tires, snow or mud, for example.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >
As of August 2015, Kia Motors Corporation offers the all-wheel drive option with two of its sport utility vehicles, including the 2015 and 2016 Kia Sportage, and 2015 and 2016 Kia Sorento.Full Answer >