Best Cars For Winter Driving
posted on Nov 10 2014 by Kiri Nowak
Winter is really beginning to set in and it’s time to think about driving conditions. Are you prepared for driving in the snow and ice? How well you fare really does depend on your driving skills but the car you are driving also has a big impact. In winter you want a reliable car that you can count on to get you from where you are to where you need to be, even if conditions deteriorate. We selected a diverse set of cars that are well suited for winter driving. Here are our top picks.
The Nissan Qashqai has been a hugely popular car this year, and for good reason. It’s a really good all rounder that makes driving a pleasant experience, even in the winter. It comes with optional four-wheel drive and best of all it’s a very safe.
When driving around in the winter you want a powerful car. The A4 has a 2 litre, turbocharged engine that produces 211 horsepower. It has traction control, a tyre pressure monitoring system so you know your tyres are safe and 3 zone climate control.
Range Rover Sport
We would all love to be driving a Range Rover sport on snow days. It’s an ideal vehicle for getting around in the snow. It’s very capable off-road which means it is more likely to be able to cope with adverse weather conditions. It has a mist sensor, heated rear windows and roll stability control.
Fiat Panda 4x4
If you want an affordable car that will get you around in the winter the Fiat Panda is a sensible choice. ‘The Panda 4x4 was conceived to deal with Alpine snow’, Autocar. The Panda is Top Gear’s 'SUV of the year' and it’s very capable off road.
Mini’s are nippy cars that have fantastic cornering and control, which comes in handy in the winter months. There is the option of a 4x4 system and it’s certainly bulkier and more robust than the standard Mini.
BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 series model with the option of four-wheel-drive will help to keep your car stable on slippery roads. It also has first class control and handles itself far better than most other vehicles in its class.
Citroen C4 Cactus
OK, so the Cactus may not seem like the obvious choice for winter driving. It is named after something you find in very hot climates. However, the main strength of this car are its Airbump panels. These are on the side of the vehicle and will protect your car from any bumps and scratches.