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The big, comfortable American car is a well-established concept. The formula is simple: plush seats, lots of room, and a library of engines. However, times change, and so too does technology. American AWD sedans are out there for grippy-car shoppers, and these are some of the best. 

  • Cadillac ATS
  • Chrysler 300
  • Dodge Charger SXT and GT
  • Ford Fusion
  • Buick Regal
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model 3

The Cadillac ATS offers AWD but also a striking coupe if you don’t want a sedan

Cadillac’s ATS shares the sculpted exterior of most of the automaker’s sedan lineup, but it has a little something extra in its corner. First, the ATS, like the new CT4 and CT5, offers consumers optional all-wheel drive (AWD). However, unlike any other car on this list, the ATS was Cadillac’s most recent coupe offering if you want a sleek two-door vehicle instead. 

The Cadillac ATS is one of the best American AWD sedans
Cadillac ATS | Geoff Robins, Getty Images)

Chrysler’s 300 is a classically styled American sedan with optional AWD

Like the Dodge Charger, the Chrysler 300 is looking a bit tired. However, if you like the classic styling, you’ll love the latest cars. Also, Chrysler offers the 300 with a very capable Pentastar V6 and AWD. However, you’ll have to look for European competition if you want AWD with a V8. 

The Dodge Charger offers optional all-wheel drive for both the SXT and GT trims

Dodge sells the Charger SXT and GT with optional AWD. However, whereas Chrysler 300 shoppers have only one V8 to dream about, the Charger offers many naturally-aspirated and supercharged V8 options. Unfortunately, neither Chrysler 300 nor Dodge Charger drivers will find an example with AWD and a V8. 

You see them everywhere; Ford’s Fusion is a very popular four-door car. Rightfully so, considering it offered gas-powered models and hybrids for the economy-minded. However, the Fusion also offered AWD with the 2.0L EcoBoost powerplant. 

Buick Regal is a not just a senior citizen’s car; it has something to offer everyone

The Buick Regal isn’t just a comfortable sedan; it is a sleeper car. Available with optional all-wheel drive and a 259 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine, the car is nothing to dismiss. Also, Buick only produced the Regal through 2017, so the only option is used car shopping. According to TrueCar, savvy shoppers can find an AWD example for around $20,000 or less.

The 2017 Buick Regal is one of the best American sedan with optional AWD
Buick Regal | Buick

Tesla’s flagship sedan offers AWD and shocking performance

Tesla shook things up when they introduced the Model S, and now it has been around long enough for the used car market. Better yet, dual-motor examples offer all-wheel drive. So if you live somewhere that’s EV friendly, you can blast around in a Model S with sure-footed AWD. 

Does the Tesla Model 3 have AWD?


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Like the bigger Model S, the Tesla Model 3 offers AWD with a dual-motor application. It is more than helpful; it’s quick. According to Car and Driver, the Tesla Model 3 Performance can sprint to sixty in just 3.1 seconds. 

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