Five Best AWD Electric Cars
If you’ve ever hydroplaned on wet pavement or felt your tires slip on an icy road, you know how important traction and grip can be to your driving experience and safety. While making sure you have excellent tires is a big part of the equation, there is a lot to be said for having a vehicle with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Those drivetrains can help your tire regain traction if it slips and even prevent it from slipping at all.
There aren’t many four-wheel drive options currently available, but there are great all-wheel drive electric cars that also feature exceptional performance and handling capabilities. Explore the options below to see if there is a fit for you.
#1. Jaguar I-Pace
With a powerful 394 horsepower, this Jaguar electric vehicle certainly knows how to thrill drivers. In addition to being all-wheel drive, it sports an efficient EPA-estimated electric range of 234 miles.
#2. Mercedes-Benz EQC
This Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle doesn’t just offer all-wheel drive but also gives drivers exceptional acceleration, going from zero to 60 in an impressive 4.9 seconds.
#3. Audi e-tron
Audi drivers have become accustomed to a certain kind of driving experience and the electric Audi e-tron doesn’t disappoint. This Audi has all-wheel drive, can get up to 402 horsepower, can tow up to 4,000 pounds (when properly equipped) and features five available drive modes, including off-road.
#4. Porsche Taycan
This all-new Porsche Taycan has all-wheel drive and is quickly gaining a reputation for high performance and a sporty style. It also has an EPA-estimated 201 miles of electric range.
#5. Hyundai Kona Electric
All-wheel drive is available in this popular Hyundai electric vehicle. The Kona EV also features a nimble, athletic ride with a comfortable cabin.