Fuel Efficient Four Wheel Drive Cars

Have you been thinking about donating your vehicle to Goodwill of Greater Washington for a tax deduction in 2012? Donating your vehicle and buying one with four wheel drive is a great idea, especially since winter is here and snowy weather will be here soon.

Vehicles that have four wheel drive capabilities are great for the winter because the added tracking allows vehicles to maintain greater control on the road.

However, one of the downsides to four wheel drive is that using the feature greatly decreases the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. But the good news is that some four wheel drive vehicles have decent gas mileage, even when the four wheel drive is engaged.

Here are some of the most fuel-efficient four wheel drive vehicles you can buy to replace the vehicle you donate to Goodwill this winter:

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza Automatic: 30 mpg
  • 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid: 29 mpg
  • 2013 Lexus RX 450h: 29 mpg
  • 2012 Subaru Impreza Manual: 28 mpg
  • 2012 Mazda CX-5 Automatic: 28 mpg
  • 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: 28 mpg
  • 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman All4 Manual: 28 mpg
  • 2012 Nissan Juke 27: mpg
  • 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman All4 Automatic: 26 mpg
  • 2012 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Automatic: 26 mpg

Although using four wheel drive can be costly in terms of gas, it can be well worth it when you consider how dangerous it can be to drive in the snow without using four wheel drive. Four wheel drive makes vehicles much more manageable in the snow because all four tires are propelling the car forward which gives it more traction. This means the car is less likely to slip or get stuck in the snow.

So, if you are looking for a great new car to buy after you donate yours to Goodwill this winter, consider one of these relatively fuel efficient four wheel drive vehicles. If you are ready to donate today, you can begin the process here by clicking the donate button below.

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