Some of the best small cars with all-wheel drive include the Suzuki SX4, the Subaru Impreza and the Subaru Legacy, according to Autotrader. These are all compact cars that are also affordable.
The Suzuki SX4 has a base price of less than $18,000, as of 2015, and offers 150 horsepower. This vehicle also has good gas mileage, getting 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The Subaru Impreza also has a base price of about $18,000 and gets about 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Subaru Legacy is a bit more expensive with a base price of about $20,000, but it has other features that are rare for compact cars.