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    Chevy AWD cars

    Looking at the industry as a whole, and taking a based view from the North, we see tons of sales in the AWD car market. Biggest winners as of late are Subaru and Audi. GM is using Caddy(and Buick to a degree) to go after Audi, but why are we seeing no affordable(that's a relative term, I know) car with AWD from Chevy? The CUV market is doing well and they're more than happy to use FWD and AWD configurations for 'Nox and Terrain, but no Cruze, Malibu, or Impala? Thoughts?

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    Re: Chevy AWD cars

    Living in Canada, I'd say that AWD is overrated outside performance cars. Doesn't help you stop or turn better in snow and rain. And as far as getting stuck goes, in my experience ground clearance is a much bigger factor than drive wheels. I'd bet a FWD CUV would do as well or better than an AWD sedan in really snowy stuff. Proper winter tires are also way, way more important -- they don't just stop you from getting stuck, they also ensure you can stop shorter and corner more securely.

    That said, there is clearly a small but profitable market there. Anecdotally, it seems that a decent number of well-optioned Fusions are AWD, for example.

    Performance and luxury models are a whole different deal. It appears that most BMWs and Mercedes are AWD models. Obviously, nearly all Audis are. See a decent number of WRXs as well. But is it a major make or break for a mass market sedan? I doubt it.

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    Why no AWD Chevrolets?

    Because GM believes in denying features rather than adding more or strengthening a brand to differentiate product. There's no reason there can't be an AWD Malibu, Cruze, Impala, or Sonic. Sonic probably wouldn't need it, but still.

    I think the only AWD cars at Chevy are the Equinox and Traverse, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    Why no AWD Chevrolets?

    Because GM believes in denying features rather than adding more or strengthening a brand to differentiate product. There's no reason there can't be an AWD Malibu, Cruze, Impala, or Sonic. Sonic probably wouldn't need it, but still.

    I think the only AWD cars at Chevy are the Equinox and Traverse, right?
    A big part of why Chevy cars are denied AWD is because of Buick IMHO. If LaCrosse didn't exist, you could bet anything that the Impala would have had an AWD option. Same thing with the Regal and Malibu.
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    Re: Chevy AWD cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    A big part of why Chevy cars are denied AWD is because of Buick IMHO. If LaCrosse didn't exist, you could bet anything that the Impala would have had an AWD option. Same thing with the Regal and Malibu.
    Is the Verano available with AWD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dslay04 View Post
    Is the Verano available with AWD?
    Nope, hence why I didn't use a Verano/Cruze argument.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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