4WD/AWD Vehicles: The Most Fuel-Efficient Models

4WD and AWD vehicles are considered as popular options for car buyers who are in need of reliable and more stable vehicle models. This is because both the 4WD and AWD models are using a particular type of drivetrain which is capable of handling challenging road conditions. However, most of these buyers have recently refrained themselves from purchasing some of the popular 4WD and AWD vehicles since the price of fuel continues to increase and these types of vehicles consume more fuel compared to the conventional front-wheel or rear-wheel drive models.

Fortunately, some of the leading car manufacturers were able to produce more fuel-efficient AWDs and 4WDs. Due to this, the demand for AWDs and 4WDs has started to increase once again. Buyers are no longer confronted with the issue of higher fuel expenses since the latest models of AWDs and 4WDs are consuming lesser amounts of fuel. So if you are planning to purchase an AWD or a 4WD car and you are concerned of the fuel expenses that you might incur, try to consider buying one of the following models.

1. 2012 Subaru Impreza Automatic

The 2012 Subaru Impreza Automatic is considered as the most fuel-efficient model in this list. It is powered by a 2.0-liter Boxer 4-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and uses a specialized all-wheel drive system that provides more power to the front wheels but supplies more power on the rear wheels when greater amount of traction is needed. This model obtained the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 27 miles per gallon in the city, 36 miles per gallon on the highway, and 30 miles per gallon combined.


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Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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