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11 Best 2017 All-Wheel Drive Sedans

4. 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80

The 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 is here with its HTRAC all-wheel drive system and a top safety rating.  It has increased efficiency and performance through a lightweight design and higher torque distribution. Nowhere on the exterior will you find the Hyundai brand. It is offered as a V6 or V8, but the all-wheel drive option is only available in a V6.

Fun fact: Ward’s list of best engines has nominated the G80’s engine three times in a row. This further proves that the Genesis is the total package, with its expensive looking interior and exterior, luxurious comfort, and high performance without being overly flashy.

The Cadillac CTS and the Genesis are value based highline vehicles that have been recognized for having much lower maintenance cost than comparable vehicles. Even though the CTS is more true to a sport sedan, some consumers still prefer the Genesis and are pleasantly surprised by its performance.

AWD model features include:

  • 8” touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Auto defrost
  • Blind spot monitors
  • HID and LED headlights
  • Option for rear heated seats

The Genesis G80 has four driver selected modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow. These help find the perfect combination of performance and efficiency in any condition. The front end of the Genesis is Audi inspired while the rest of it is a mix between a Mercedes, Infiniti, and Bentley–not bad, right? Its 8-speed automatic transmission is the perfect compliment to its 3.8L V6 engine with 311 HP.  This AWD starts off around $43,900. That is about $20,000 less than where the CTS starts. If you have not considered the Genesis as a top AWD sedan you should reconsider.

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