Best AWD Sedans for 2023
These are the best AWD sedans based on iSeeCars' analysis of each vehicle’s reliability, resale value and safety.
The best awd small and compact car is the Subaru Impreza (9.1 quality rating), with the Lexus IS 350 being the best awd luxury small and compact car (9.3 quality rating). The Toyota Camry ranks #1 for the best awd midsize cars (9.0 quality rating).
The best awd luxury midsize car is the Lexus ES 250 (9.3 quality rating) and the best awd large car is the Dodge Charger (8.8 quality rating). Topping the list for the best awd luxury large cars is the Buick LaCrosse (8.5 quality rating), while the Toyota Prius ranks first for the best awd hybrid cars (9.2 quality rating).
The best awd luxury hybrid car is the Lexus LS 500h (8.5 quality rating), with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Plug-in Hybrid) being the best awd luxury plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV) (8.0 quality rating). The Tesla Model S ranks #1 for the best awd electric cars (8.8 quality rating).
The best awd luxury electric car is the Tesla Model S (8.8 quality rating), with the Tesla Model 3 being the best awd small and compact electric car (8.7 quality rating). The Porsche 911 (coupe) ranks #1 for the best awd luxury 2-seater cars (8.5 quality rating).
How We Rank These Cars
The best AWD cars rank vehicles by iSeeCars Score which is based on our proprietary assessment of a vehicle’s reliability, resale value and safety (based on ratings from IIHS and NHTSA).
The iSeeCars Score is an analysis of three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.
Vehicles are scored in three categories:
Reliability | 33.3%
The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.
Value Retention | 33.3%
The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.
Safety | 33.3%
The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).