Is all-wheel drive worth the added expense?

I've read that all-wheel drive (AWD) can add quite a bit to the final price of a car. Is it worth the added expense?

“All-wheel drive can range from about $1,500 on Hondas and Toyotas up to $5,000 on luxury cars.
So is it worth the expense? Yes and no.
If you’re using your car to get around, drive defensively, and rarely go above the speed limit, you probably don’t need to shell out the extra money.
But if you’re a bit more of an aggressive driver, you live in a snowy or wet climate, or you feel more comfortable with added stability and traction, it might be worth the extra cash.
Some types of vehicles are more expensive to insure than others. To help you find the best rates, try using the free Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top 50 companies and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 03, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

Did this answer help you?

Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.

Have a different question?

You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.

Read advice from car experts at Jerry

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free