AWD cars known for their ability to get out of tricky road conditions are favored by many car buyers. Despite them being a tad bit less efficient than the FWD models of the same version car buyers used to driving often on snow and unpaved roads happily accept the trade-off. That said, even if you don’t drive in such areas a pair of extra drive wheels is worth adding for the additional traction and improved driving dynamics. So we bring you a list of the ten cheapest AWD (all-wheel-drive) cars on sale in 2022.

The ten cheapest AWD cars listed below have been arranged based on the price of the entry-level model which comes with AWD as standard or can be had with one as an option. Along with that lease and finance deal as per the availability have been mentioned. But do note the quotations are applicable for an individual with an excellent credit score (720+) and in case you have a lower score the monthly payment will increase accordingly.


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10. 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer

The 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer is a popular compact SUV in the bow-tie brand’s portfolio. The SUV comes in four trims LS, LT, ACTIV, and RS with its price starting at $21,800 but if you add the optional AWD then the price starts at $24,995. Apart from paying outright for the SUV one can also lease it from Chevrolet or finance it. Its lease starts at $355/month for up to 48-month with $355 due at signing. On the other hand, it can be financed starting at $378/month for up to 72-month at 2.9% APR with zero down payment.

2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS

Specs

Price

$24,995

Engine

1.3-liter turbocharged inline-3

Horsepower

155 hp

Torque

174 lb-ft

Transmission

9-speed automatic

Exterior Colors

White, Crimson, Blue, Black, Red, Satin Steel

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

26 mpg / 30 mpg / 28 mpg

The 2022 Trailblazer comes standard with a 1.3-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that makes 155 hp and comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission as standard. The SUV returns up to 28 mpg of combined gas mileage and 26 mpg in the city as per EPA. Despite being an entry-level model the SUV comes loaded with convenience and safety features. Courtesy of the latter it was crowned by IIHS as the ‘Top Safety Pick+’ for the 2022 model year.

9. 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Based on the Toyota Corolla, the top-selling Toyota car, the Corolla Cross offers the convenience of a crossover with a Corolla pedigree. The 2022 Corolla Cross comes in three trims L, LE, and XLE with the base model with AWD starting at $23,745. If you don’t want to finance it, then with a $2,500 down payment, finance deals from Toyota start at $380/month for up to 72-month at 6.74% APR. Those looking to lease it can do so from Toyota starting at $282/month for up to 36-month with $2,932 due at signing. 

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross L

Specs

Price

$23,745

Engine

2.0-liter inline-4

Horsepower

169 hp

Torque

151 lb-ft

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Black, Silver, Celestite, Wind Chill Pearl ($425 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

29 mpg / 32 mpg / 30 mpg

The lease comes with an annual mileage cap of 12,000 miles. That said, in case you are military personnel or a college graduate Toyota offers a $500 rebate which can be used to adjust the cost of finance or the lease deal. The Corolla Cross is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT. The combo returns up to 30 mpg combined gas mileage. Courtesy of it being based on the Corolla which bagged the ‘Top Safety Pick+’ award from IIHS, the Corolla Cross also managed the same feat

8. 2022 Subaru Legacy

The 2022 Subaru Legacy is a no-frills sensible mid-size sedan available with a naturally aspirated and turbocharged engine. It comes in six trims and starts at $23,495 for the model with the former engine. The Legacy sedan is also available on lease with the above models lease starting at $215/month for up to 36-month with $2,899 due at signing. The sedan can also be financed from Subaru starting at 1.9% APR. 

2022 Subaru Legacy

Specs

Price

$23,495

Engine

2.5-liter boxer-4

Horsepower

182 hp

Torque

176 lb-ft

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Blue, Black, White Pearl, Silver, Gray

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

27 mpg / 35 mpg / 30 mpg

The sedan on our list comes standard with a 2.5-liter boxer-4 engine that is mated to a CVT. The combo returns gas mileage of 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The sedan comes standard with Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist system, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED steering responsive headlights, STARLINK Dual 7.0-inch multimedia, and a few more.

7. 2022 Honda HR-V

The 2023 Honda HR-V is yet to go on sale so as of this writing the 2022 HR-V is on sale and has been considered for the list. The compact crossover from Honda is available in LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L. The HR-V base model starts at $21,870 while the same with AWD starts at $23,370. Honda offers both lease and financing options for the HR-V. It can be leased starting at $233/month for up to 36-month with $4,191 due at signing. In case you want to buy one, Honda offers attractive finance options starting at $544/month for up to 48-month at 2.9% APR with zero down payment.

2022 Honda HR-V LX

Specs

Price

$23,650

Engine

1.8-liter inline-4

Horsepower

141 hp

Torque

127 lb-ft

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Black, Silver, Modern Steel, White Pearl ($395 extra)

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

27 mpg / 31 mpg / 29 mpg

The compact crossover comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT. It makes 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque and in AWD version returns 29 mpg of combined gas mileage as per EPA. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, magic seats, cruise control, LED brake lights, and a few more.

6. 2022 Ford Maverick

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a compact pickup truck that was launched last year. It starts at just $19,995 but the one on our list ditches the standard hybrid engine with a turbocharged one to add the AWD, this configuration starts at $23,300. As of this writing, the pickup truck isn’t available on lease but one can buy it using Ford’s finance option. The same starts at $347/month for up to 84-month at 7.9% APR with a down payment of $2,480.

2022 Ford Maverick

Specs

Price

$23,300

Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4

Horsepower

250 hp

Torque

277 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Exterior Colors

Black, White, Area 51, Cactus Gray, Carbonized Gray, Silver, Blue

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

22 mpg / 29 mpg / 25 mpg

The Maverick when had with the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will allow you to add the AWD. The turbo-four mated to 8-speed automatic ensures the compact pickup returns a respectable 25 mpg of combined gas mileage while the base model with the hybrid engine returns up to 37 mpg combined. Also, the Maverick with the above engine can tow up to 4,000 pounds.


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5. 2022 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek falls under the compact SUV segment and is offered in four trims namely Base, Premium, Sport, and Limited. All the trims come standard with AWD and the base model starts at $23,145. Also, the 2022 Crosstrek can be financed from Subaru with zero down payment and at 1.9% APR. While if you are looking to lease one then you can do so starting at $245/month for 36-month with $2,445 due at signing.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek

Specs

Price

$23,145

Engine

2.0-liter boxer-4

Horsepower

152 hp

Torque

145 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed manual

Exterior Colors

Black, Cool-Gray Khaki, Horizon Blue Pearl, Ice Silver, Magnetite Gray, Red, Yellow Pearl, White Pearl

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

22 mpg / 29 mpg / 25 mpg

The Crosstrek comes with two engine options a 2.0-liter boxer-4 and a 2.5-liter boxer-4 between which the former powers the base trim. This engine makes 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque and on our list comes mated to a 6-speed manual. This combination returns up to 25 mpg combined gas mileage. While a CVT is available as an option for $1,350 extra. That said, the 2022 Crosstrek was launched as a carryover model.

4. 2022 Hyundai Kona

The 2022 Hyundai Kona small SUV segment and apart from the regular gas-powered model which starts at $21,300, the Kona is also available in sporty Kona N and Kona EV models. The one on our list adds the optional AWD on the gas-powered Kona and starts at $22,800. It can be financed from Hyundai apart from buying outright. The SUV can be financed from Hyundai starting at 2.25% APR for up to 60-month along with a $500 bonus cash which can be used for paying the down payment.

2022 Hyundai Kona SE

Specs

Price

$22,800

Engine

2.0-liter inline-4

Horsepower

147 hp

Torque

132 lb-ft

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Silver, Blue Wave, Teal Isle, White ($400 extra), Red, Thunder Gray, Black, Cactus Fern

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

28 mpg / 33 mpg / 30 mpg

The gas-powered Kona gets a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine that comes mated to a CVT and returns 30 mpg combined gas mileage. That said, the 2022 Kona bagged ‘2022 Best Buy Awards’ from Consumer Guide in its category. While the Kona N which starts at $34,200 has been announced this year and is the third N model after the Veloster N and Elantra N.

3. 2022 Kia Seltos

The 2022 Kia Seltos is among the top-selling Kia car in its segment and comes in five trims. These include LX, S, EX, Nightfall, and SX. Except for the S trim, all trims come standard with AWD with prices starting at $22,590. The SUV can be financed from Kia starting at $350/month for 75-month at 5.99% APR with a $2,427 down payment. Also, it can be leased from Kia starting at $257/month for 36-month with $2,257 due at signing.

2022 Kia Seltos LX

Specs

Price

$22,590

Engine

2.0-liter inline-4

Horsepower

147 hp

Torque

132 lb-ft

Transmission

CVT

Exterior Colors

Steel Gray, Black ($345 extra), White Pearl ($345 extra), Neptune Blue, 

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

27 mpg / 31 mpg / 29 mpg

The Seltos gets two engine options a naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The one on our list comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 147 hp and mated to a CVT. The combination returns 27 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Standard features offered on the base trim include an 8-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and a few more.

2. 2022 Mazda CX-30

The 2022 Mazda CX-30 is Mazda’s entry-level crossover and it starts at $22,500 thus making it the second cheapest AWD car on our list. It can be financed from Mazda starting at $372/month for 60-month at 2.9% APR with a down payment of $2,999. The same can also be leased from Mazda starting at $224/month for 36-month with $3,723 due at signing.

2022 Mazda CX-30

Specs

Price

$22,500

Engine

2.5-liter inline-4

Horsepower

186 hp

Torque

186 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed automatic

Exterior Colors

Black, Blue, Machine Gray ($595 extra), Red ($595 extra), Polymetal Gray ($395 extra), Platinum Quartz

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

24 mpg / 31 mpg / 26 mpg

The 2022 CX-30 comes with a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine which can be upgraded to a turbocharged one. The one on our list is the naturally aspirated unit making 186 hp and mated to a 6-speed automatic. The combination returns 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. That said, the 2022 CX-30 was the recipient of the ‘2022 J. D Power ALG Residual Value Award’.

1. 2022 Subaru Impreza

The 2022 Subaru Impreza is the cheapest AWD car on our list and comes in both four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles. The one on our list is the sedan which starts at $19,295. It can be purchased on finance from Subaru starting at 1.9% APR which is applicable for only qualified buyers. While the same can also be leased from Subaru starting at $215/month for 36-month with $2,015 due at signing.

2022 Subaru Impreza

Specs

Price

$19,295

Engine

2.0-liter flat-4

Horsepower

152 hp

Torque

145 lb-ft

Transmission

5-speed manual

Exterior Colors

Black, Gray, Ocean Blue Pearl, Ice Silver, White Pearl, Sapphire Blue Pearl, Crimson Red Pearl

Fuel Economy (City / Highway / Combined)

23 mpg / 31 mpg / 26 mpg

The 2022 Impreza is powered by a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine that comes mated to a five-speed manual as standard. There is also an option of CVT which costs $1,300 extra. The model with the stick shifter returns gas mileage of 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway as per EPA. Standard features offered on the base trim include 16-inch steel wheels, fabric-trimmed seats, manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel column, STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia with 4-speaker, and a few more.


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