Christmas time is coming and it’s a good period to think about which car is the best to drive in winter. Should you choose a spacious or maneuverable SUV? Here’s our list of the best cars for snow.
10. GMC Acadia
This jack of all trades is a nice choice. It’s ready to tackle the trails with a spacious interior which can accommodate up to seven passengers. All types of entertainments are onboard. The model provides 193 horsepower when with the 2.5-liter engine and 310 horsepower when with the 3.6-liter unit. It standard model is of FWD type while there’s optional AWD. Six-speed automatic is also here.
9. VW Touareg
This is a big and warm SUV. It’s a bit of an old-school type of car of 4×4 type. It’s less sporty car, it’s more of workhorse type. Since this car is big it may be not very sharp at handling but it drives in a smooth and relaxed way. Its choice of engines may be limited. It’s 3.0-litre V6 TDI diesel only used by Audi. The main advantage of this SUV is still comfort.
8. Toyota Highlander
This is a must for any family with children. It can carry up to eight people with a lot of luggage. It is equipped with a reliable all-wheel-drive which performs well in wet and winter weather. There’s a good set of features for a long journey as well.
7. Land Rover Discovery Sport
It has the title of the best compact SUV of seven-seater type and with a good driving dynamics. The last generation of this model can boast about a diesel engine. It’s a good value for money and comes with 2.0-litre and 2.2-litre engines which provide around 148 hp and 178 hp.
6. Mazda CX-5 SUV
It may look a bit overpriced but this is a stylish SUV worth of money spent. It gives a good driving feeling. This is a spacious but agile and responsive car. It includes four-wheel-drive as an optional feature. It uses 2.2 diesel engine.
5. Mitsubishi Outlander
This is an economical SUV with a wide range of unexpected features. You can even opt for the V6 engine if you want to get some more power. It includes three-row seating as standard and wide safety technologies. All LED lightning and deep navigation make this model a good choice.
4. Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
Despite its boxy look and compact size, this model is good for off road experience. It’s equipped with turbo four engine which outputs 160 horsepower. The engine is paired with six-speed manual transmission. You can choose between FWD and AWD type. Hill-descent control is on board.
3. Subaru Outback
Subaru has a reputation for cars which are great for snow owing to their perfect grippy all-wheel-drive. It also has a raised suspension. It may look not very attractive in terms of design but it’s great off road.
2. Subaru Forester
It’s a hardworking and honest car which won’t let you down. It provides good driving and maneuverable handling. It can easily beat Toyota RAV4. Its technologies are well planned as well.
1. Volvo XC90
A car superb for a family. It’s legendary safe and spacious. A seven-seater SUV provides enough space and comfort. Its engine is transversely mounted while its length is a matter of pride.