If you live in an area prone to heavy snowfall, rain, or other inclement conditions, an all-wheel drive powertrain can offer added security and confidence. What’s more, all-wheel drive can help your car handle better when the pavement is dry too. The best small all-wheel drive cars benefit tremendously from this technology. In recent years, manufacturers have devised systems capable of making all-wheel drive cars feel like rear-drive cars until added traction is called for. The systems can also be configured to transfer power to an outside rear wheel in cornering maneuvers, or to wherever traction is most needed. What’s more, these sophisticated systems are also offered in popularly priced models.