Purchased the 4 cylinder AWD to maximize economy and still have the ability to drive in bad weather. It works very well. I understood its limitations and accept them - it's not a speedster or a land yacht.
Intelligent 4WD - knows when to be in AWD - start up, slippery conditions - poor traction - and when to be in 2WD to maximize MPG.
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