10 New All-Wheel Drive Cars Under $25,000

If you’re an adventurer, snow belt dweller, or just a fan of front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is a fantastic help, especially when paired with all-terrain tires. A feature once found mostly in luxury cars, all-wheel drive has become more available in more affordable cars.

This list of the 10 most affordable new AWD cars does not include a car priced over $25,000. Honorable mention goes to the 11th most affordable new AWD car, the fun and versatile 2023 Honda HR-V starting at $25,300 with AWD. The following 10 new AWD cars are even more affordable. Note: Prices do not include destination charges, they reflect the price of the full tow.

1. 2023 Subaru Impreza: $19,795

2023 Subaru Impreza


2023 Subaru FUJHY,
The base model Impreza includes standard all-wheel drive and is the most affordable all-wheel drive car in America. Available in sedan and hatchback ($20,295), the Impreza is also equipped with the EyeSight driver assistance system. The tailgate is an IIHS Top Safety Pick.

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2. 2022 Chevrolet Trax: $22,320

Chevy Trax


The all-new Trax will arrive next spring, but until then, the 2022 Chevrolet Trax is the brand’s smallest crossover with all-wheel drive. The most affordable trim level to buy is the LS AWD.

3. 2023 Kia Seltos: $22,840

2023 Kia Seltos


Most versions of Kia 000270 2023,
Seltos include standard all-wheel drive, but the most affordable trim is the LX. In addition to being roomy for its size, the Seltos is also one of the IIHS’ top safety picks.

4. 2023 Mazda CX-30: $22,950

Mazda CX30


Stunning appearance, dynamic handling and premium interior characterize Mazda MZDAY 2023,
CX-30 as Class Leader and IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The 2023 CX-30 2.5 is most affordable in S form.

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5. 2023 Hyundai Kona: $23,490

The well-equipped 2023 Hyundai HYMTF in electric and sporty 276-hp Kona N form,
The Kona’s most affordable AWD trim is the Kona SE, which starts at just $21,990. Adding all-wheel drive is only a $1,500 gain.

6. 2023 Subaru Crosstrek: $23,645

2023 Subaru Crosstrek


The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek lacks EyeSight active safety in base form, but it still receives an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating. Upgrade to a CVT transmission (from the base model manual), plus adaptive cruise control with lane centering, automatic emergency braking, and more for $1,350. adds the included EyeSight.

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7. 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer: $24,100

Pioneer 2023


The 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer is undeniably fun to look at, relatively roomy for its small footprint, and comes with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. It’s also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

8. 2023 Toyota Corolla Hybrid: $24,200

The only hybrid on this list, the 2023 Toyota MC,
The Corolla Hybrid LE AWD is a remarkable value, with 51 mpg city and 44 mpg highway for 48 mpg with AWD.

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9. 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross: $24,360

Toyota Corolla Cross


Excellent fuel economy in a subcompact SUV format makes the 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross economical and affordable. It’s also an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

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10. 2023 Subaru Legacy: $24,395

Larger than the Impreza and available only as a sedan, the 2023 Subaru Legacy is still reasonably priced given its standard all-wheel drive and includes EyeSight in addition to its IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation.

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