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If you live or play in all-weather terrain, all-wheel drive (AWD) is one of the most important vehicle features to you. That is, of course, if you can afford it. If you happen to be on a stricter budget, finding cars equipped with this feature can be challenging. The good news is Kelley Blue Book has put together a list of the best used all-wheel drive SUVs priced under $10,000. Keep in mind that these are based on the KBB Fair Purchase Price range.

1. The 2012 Toyota RAV4

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The 2012 Toyota RAV4 is first on KBB’s list, and it’s easy to see why. These Toyota SUVs are versatile and efficient. These models are also well-equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, and keyless entry. Under the hood, you’ll find the 179-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, but if you’re looking for more power, high trims feature a 269-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. No matter which engine you go with, all-wheel drive is available.

2. The 2011 Honda CR-V

Although the 2011 Honda CR-V is one of the oldest models on the list, it truly holds its value – even years down the road. As a compact SUV crossover, it offers a little bit of everything in one unique package. The CR-V offers excellent ride quality and a practical interior design. It’s powered by a 180-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, and all-wheel drive is optional.

3. The 2011 Honda Pilot

If you need the flexibility of a minivan as an SUV, the 2011 Honda Pilot won’t disappoint. It features three rows of seating, so there is plenty of room for the whole family. Powering this model is a robust 250-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. All-wheel drive isn’t standard, so you’ll want to look for AWD-equipped models.

4. The 2014 Subaru Outback

The 2014 Subaru Outback is a very capable vehicle that comes with standard all-wheel drive. 2.5-liter base models feature a manual transmission, but the 256-horsepower 3.6-liter boxer 6-cylinder engine comes with an automatic. Limited models, for example, add on Subaru EyeSight active safety features.

5. The 2014 Mazda CX-9

The 2014 Mazda CX-9 features a spacious interior, available all-wheel drive, and many standard safety technologies. The Mazda CX-9 is powered by a 273-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine that is mighty and efficient. Some models come equipped with the Bose surround sound system for extra entertainment behind the wheel.

Should I buy a used all-wheel drive SUV?

If you plan on off-roading or do a lot of driving in extreme weather conditions, you might consider purchasing a used SUV with all-wheel drive. From the 2014 Subaru Outback to the 2011 Honda CR-V, there is a model that will meet your driving needs. Plus, used SUVs with AWD are more affordable than most of the new models on the market.


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