5starAffiliatePrograms wrote:I don't need AWD at all in SoCal.
However I just noticed the Intelligent Key and BlueTooth is only available on the AWD so I may decide to get that one instead.
Has anyone test driven both. Would I notice any difference in handling just doing city driving on dry streets?
One dealer told me the AWD handles COMPLETELY differently and I would not even know I was driving the same car. I was test driving the 2WD and of course he said that just to try to sell me the 2WD.
Your dealer is full of it. They drive exactly the same on dry city streets - I drove both in Phoenix in almost identical conditions (maybe a few degrees, but the same weather). I didn't notice any difference at all. I also contemplated the AWD for the intelligent key and the xenon lights, but for $1500 more, I decided it wasn't worth it. The bluetooth in CA would be a plus, though. Hope that helps!