Which petrol cars car offer 4WD?

I need a car with 4x4 capability because I have to negotiate a muddy track every day. I need a reliable car, but it doesn’t need to be big. I do around 8000 miles per year, mainly short journeys, so I’m thinking petrol would be best. There don’t seem to be many petrol 4x4s available. I’ve got the Subaru XV on my shortlist - is that a good idea? Can you suggest anything else?

Asked on 9 March 2018 by Michael Stevens

Answered by Dan Powell
Both the Subaru XV crossover and Levorg estate are available with four-wheel drive and petrol power. However, when it comes to value and comfort, I’d recommend the Suzuki Vitara: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/suzuki/vitara-2015/

The 1.4 BoosterJet petrol is a great engine and Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel drive system should be sufficient to cope with winter and muddy roads, especially if you fit a good set of all-season tyres like Michelin Cross Climate, Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons or Nokian Weatherproof.
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