Many people enjoy Ford, and some will only buy Ford. However if you are one of those people and want 4WD or AWD, you need to know which can have that functionality, and how much it will be setting you back.
I hope to help those that question “what ford cars are all wheel drive, or four wheel drive” by showing how and when you can have those options. If a vehicle you are interested in at Ford is not on this list, it likely can’t have it.
Please note, this is more for consumer vehicles, and doesn’t really go into Transit vehicles, and other commercial (and not for hire trucks) Ford vehicles.
If you don’t want to read through everything, these are the vehicles on the list that have optional 4WD or AWD
- 2020 Ford Ecosport
- 2020 Ford Escape
- 2020 Ford Edge
- 2019 Ford Flex
- 2020 Ford Explorer
- 2020 Ford Expedition
- 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
- 2020 Ford Ranger
- 2020 Ford F-150
- 2020 Ford Super Duty
- 2020 Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Ecosport
The Ecosport is Ford’s entry level, and smallest addition to the Ford SUV lineup. Its starting price of $19,995 offers only 2WD (at the front of the vehicle) at the lowest price.
While the standard 2020 Ecosport may not not have standard intelligent 4WD, it is optional for an additional $1595.
Of course if you want it to come with the intelligent 4WD, you can opt for the much higher end SES trim which will include the 4WD, as well as many other features standard. You will definitely be paying more though, as it starts at a whopping $27,380 for that trim. However you will also get a sport tuned suspension and blind spot monitoring to compliment the extra two wheels of power.
2020 Ford Escape
The new Ford Escape was recently completely designed to better fill the market that its recently discontinued cars used to fill.
Strangely none of the trims have AWD standard, and it is only able to be added as an upgraded option for a total of $1500.
Personally, I would like to see this AWD as standard for at least the upper trims.
I am going to assume they did this though, to make the yet to be officially announce Bronco Sport stand out a little more as the off-road option to the more car-like Escape.
2020 Ford Edge
Much like the Ford Escape above, the Edge only comes standard with AWD across all of the trim levels, unless of course you opt for the performance ST version of the Edge.
Of course you can upgrade to their Intelligent AWD for an additional cost of $1995 on all of the other trims with the check of a box.
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2019 Ford Flex
Unfortunately the Ford Flex is going away, and no longer going to be a part of this selection of vehicles going forward after this year.
Up until it finishes its product though, it is standard FWD much like all of the others earlier in this list.
However unlike the other SUVs on this list, it can only have the SEL and Limited trims upgraded, leaving the SE to only have an available 2WD drivetrain. If you opt for those higher end trims, you can upgrade them with AWD for $1450.
2020 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer recently went through a massive revamp in its drivetrain department. While it used to follow the other platforms higher on this list of being FWD biased, it flipped over to being RWD biased.
The starting price of $32,765 won’t get you an Intelligent 4WD system, however it can quickly be upgraded to those extra two wheels for $2000.
Of course you can always opt for the ST (performance version) or the Platinum (luxury version) for $54,740 and $58,250 respectively for AWD to become standard. However if your goal is to get that intelligent 4WD into this vehicle, that may not be the most cost effective way of making that happen.
2020 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition is Ford’s largest SUV. Even more they have the standard, and the larger Max version.
While strangely none of the trims have 4WD standard on the vehicles, they do have it as optional for $3010. However with that upgrade, you get descent control as a standard option with the upgrade, rather than just hill descent assist.
Now for a much cheaper price, maybe consider an Expedition inspired Dr. Pepper?
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
While it may not even be released yet, it is definitely important to add this one to the list. The only version of this newest electric Mustang SUV that comes standard with AWD is the GT version of the car.
However if you want to save a little money, you can opt for the entry level Select trim, and quickly upgrade it to AWD for a total of $2700.
2020 Ford Ranger
The Ford Ranger is one of Ford’s newest (or at least most recently reintroduced nameplates in the USA), and also the smallest trucks in their lineup.
At a starting price of $24,410 you will only get the rear two tires to move under their own power, however for $4160 you can upgrade even that base XL trim to a 4WD vehicle.
I mean its a truck people, it has to easily have 4WD.
2020 Ford F-150
While we are expecting a new F-150 to be announced any day now, the current F-150 of course is still known to be the true workhorse. It backs that up by still being the most sold vehicles for a couple of decades.
With that, you can choose either a 2WD setup, or the 4WD setup for all of their trims. That doesn’t mean it is cheap though. Adding that 4WD will set you back $4,645 when you buy this truck new.
Although realistically, this will also help you resale value in the end, as most people will be looking for that option when buying used.
Another great option you should consider is this leveling kit, to go along with the 4WD option.
2020 Ford Super Duty
Much like the smaller F-150 the Super Duty trucks come in both 4WD and 2WD setups. Both versions have their own purpose, and one isn’t necessarily better than the other.
However if you want to get that 4WD setup added to your vehicle it is going to run you $2,790. Surprisingly, that is about half the cost of adding 4WD to the smaller F-150.
If you are really looking for a 4WD offroad truck, the new Tremor is an awesome option.
2020 Ford Fusion
Now the Ford Fusion (much like the Ford Flex) is not going to be around too much longer. However you still are able to buy it new!
As you would expect for a sedan, FWD is going to be your standard setup.You will need to skip the base S trim if you want AWD, and opt for the SE, then upgrade to the AWD setup for an additional $2590.
So there you have it! While Ford is quickly moving away from the standard car, this does mean you now have so many SUVs and trucks that have available 4WD or AWD as options.
My personal favorite on this list is going to be the F-150, as well as the Explorer. Both of these vehicles offer a lot of versatility, however it will be at a cost.
If you need all four wheels to move, but are on a budget, that Ecosport really does make you wonder if that is the best option out there for an SUV, crossover, whatever you want to call it.