The automotive industry has seen sales reach pre-recession levels in 2013, and demand is not likely to slow next year. Despite the summer car buying season coming to a close, vehicle shoppers are still expected to be heading to dealers in high numbers.
In September, there was a drastic increase in all-wheel drive sedan sales, and as a result, AutoTrader.com recently released its list of the top all-wheel drive sedans. Editors at AutoTrader chose vehicles based on their value, capability, performance and reliability.
"Many people want the security all-wheel drive provides on wet or snowy roads, but don't necessarily want or need a vehicle the size of an SUV," Brian Moody, AutoTrader.com site editor said. "It used to be that all-wheel drive was only available on higher-end luxury sport sedans, but brands are now offering it as an option on more mainstream models.These are cars we've driven extensively and would personally recommend to family and friends. We wanted to pick a diverse group of vehicles that offered choices for shoppers at a variety of price points."
Here's the list of the best all-wheel drive sedans in 2014: Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Chrysler 300, Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, Infiniti Q50, Subaru Impreza, Subaru Legacy and Volvo S60.
The latest list is one of many to help car shoppers make an informed decision.
Best used cars
Edmunds.com also recently released a list of the 17 Best Used Cars for 2013, based on reliability, safety, value and availability.
"There are a lot of popular cars on this list, and that's not a surprise," said Edmunds.com editor-in-chief Scott Oldham. "Wider availability of a particular vehicle almost always translates to more competitive prices and better value for used car shoppers."
The vehicles on the list include the 2007-2011 Honda Fit, 2006-2011 Hyundai Elantra, 2007-2011 Ford Fusion, 2006-2011 Toyota Avalon, 2006-2011 Honda Accord, 2006-2011 Volvo C70, 2006-2011 Subaru, 2006-2011 Honda CR-V, 2006-2011 Toyota Highlander, 2007-2011 Mazda CX-9, 2006-2011 Honda Odyssey, 2006-2011 Toyota Tacoma, 2006-2011 Ford F-150, 2006-2011 Infiniti G35/G37/G25, 2006-2011 Toyota Prius, 2006-2011 Chevrolet Corvette and 2006-2011 Ford Mustang GT.
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