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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.

Can an AWD sedan drive in the snow? 

Sedans with all-wheel drive (AWD) multiply grip compared to rear-wheel drive (RWD) and front-wheel drive (FWD) applications. These American sedans both new and used offer the grippy feature.

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

Is the Cadillac ATS all-wheel drive?

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

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. 

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. 

Still, the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler 300 head out of production at the end of 2023. As a result, fans will have to look to used models to get a large, comfortable Mopar sedan with grippy AWD.

Which Dodge Charger model is AWD?

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 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.

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 and explosive straightline acceleration. 

Does the Tesla Model 3 have AWD?

Like the bigger Model S, the Tesla Model 3 offers AWD with a dual-motor application. Coincidentally, the dual-motor Model 3 will grip well in inclement weather compared to its RWD entry-level trim. 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. 

Keep up with MotorBiscuit to read more about grippy new and used cars with AWD!

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