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These eight all-wheel-drive hybrids offer secure winter handling and low costs at the fuel pump.(Acura/Wieck)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
While snow can be picturesque to behold, it doesn't do your commute any favors. A vehicle with all-wheel drive (AWD) offers the secure handling you need to navigate winter's slush and ice, and if you choose one with a hybrid powertrain, you'll gain the added benefit of fuel efficiency.
The models that follow are eight of the best AWD hybrids for 2017. In winnowing our choices, we looked for vehicles with satisfying performance, impressive quality and a robust array of standard and available amenities.
Our list spotlights each hybrid's starting MSRP, and the price we've listed is that of the least expensive model equipped with AWD. Prices reflect delivery and destination charges, and incentives are not included.
Our picks are listed alphabetically in descending order.
2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid(Volvo)
The Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid brings modern luxury to the green-car segment. Its sheet metal is sleek and refined, and it's motivated by a 400-horsepower powertrain that can travel up to 14 miles solely on electric power. The XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid has an EPA rating of 25 mpg when cruising in hybrid mode. Pricing for this AWD premium crossover starts at $72, 795.
2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid(Toyota)
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid feels secure on the road, its cabin provides ample room for passengers and cargo, and it entices with exceptionally quick acceleration. Of course, this hybrid also provides outstanding fuel economy, to the tune of 32 mpg combined. AWD is standard, and pricing starts at $29, 970.