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The snow has started to fly in parts of Canada – ugh, is winter really here? – which has many buyers looking to score an all-weather, all-wheel-drive (AWD) ride. At the right price, of course.

As it happens, a broad range of auto makers are offering discounts on vehicles with excellent AWD systems – or for our purposes, the full-time four-wheel-drive F-Series. The truth is, Audi, Subaru and Mercedes-Benz have all made AWD a core brand element and the systems in their respective vehicles are effective and reliable right across the board.

That being the case, it's interesting to see combined discounts exceed $3,000 on the 2015 Subaru Outback. With its horizontally or boxer engine and low centre of gravity, the Outback is well suited to handle poor weather conditions. The story is similar for the Audi A3, with its quattro AWD system, and the Mercedes-Benz C350 coupe with 4MATIC.

The savvy buyer will find more than $3,000 in combined discounts on the Audi and more than $5,000 on the Benz. And if it's a pickup you're looking for, the combined discounts on the Ford could reach more than $8,000. Saving substantial money on an all-weather ride has the potential to take some of the sting out of the grim road conditions.

Deals of the Week consulted with unhaggle.com, Car Help Canada, carcostcanada.com, and other sources on these offers. Pricing information is subject to change and dealer discounts vary. Consult your dealer for all the final details, including expiry dates for all offers.

Audi

2015 Audi A3 Sedan quattro 2.0T Progressive

  • MSRP: $39,050
  • Freight, dealer prep, air conditioning tax: $2,230
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $1,800
  • Factory discount: $1,000 (manufacturer incentive)
  • Factory discount: $600 (loyalty incentive)
  • Taxable subtotal: $37,880
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $42,804.40
  • Only the loyalty incentive is available with 2.9 per cent financing for 48, 60 or 84 months, or a 3.9 per cent lease rate for 48 months.
Subaru

2015 Subaru Outback Wagon CVT 3.6R Ltd Package

  • MSRP: $38,895
  • Freight, dealer prep, fees and air conditioning tax: $1,785
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $2,900
  • Factory discount: $500
  • Taxable subtotal: $37,280
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $42,126.40
  • All incentives are available with 3.9 per cent financing for 48 or 60 months, or a 3.9 per cent lease rate for 48 months.
Mercedes-Benz

2015 Mercedes-Benz C350 4MATIC Coupe

  • MSRP: $51,450
  • Freight, dealer prep, AC tax: $2,210
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $2,850
  • Factory discount: $2,500 (manufacturer incentive)
  • Taxable subtotal: $48,310
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $54,590.30
  • Iincentives are available with 1.9 per cent financing for 48 or 60 months, or a 6.6 per cent lease rate for 60 months.
Ford

2015 Ford F-150 4WD SuperCrew Styleside 6.5 ft XLT

  • MSRP: $43,349
  • Freight, PDI, AC tax: $1,835
  • Dealer discount (estimated): $3,775
  • Factory discount: $4,500 (manufacturer incentive)
  • Taxable subtotal: $36,909
  • Total price with 13 per cent HST: $41,707.17
  • Incentives are available with 3.99 per cent financing for 48 or 60 months.
Pricing information source:

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. Calculations based on Ontario customers. Please note that while the information above is accurate at the time of publication, incentives are given at the discretion of individual dealers, and may be changed or discontinued at any time. Where noted, "dealer discounts" are negotiated with the customer on a case-by-case basis. Unhaggle Savings are actual discounts received by Unhaggle customers.

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