Car Buying Guide: Best Cars for Winter Driving

Searching for a car to get you through this winter? There are a number of great choices out there. So to help you with your search and narrow down the selection, UsedCars.com has put together this list of four winter ready vehicles you should consider:

 

2010 – 2012 Subaru Outback:

The problem with too many winter ready cars is that come summer time, their cumbersome frames and deliberate maneuverability meant that they are not very fun to drive. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Subaru Outback. Redesigned in 2010, this fourth generation crossover was designed to provide a superior driving experience all year long. The Outback’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and comprehensive Vehicle Dynamics Control systems will help drivers maintain traction on snowy and icy roads, while its impressive 6-cylinder engine offers a little extra punch when the roads are clear.

 

Standard Winter Safety Features for the 2012 Model:

  • AWD
  • Anti – Lock brakes
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control

 

2011 -2012 Toyota Sienna:

The family minded car buyer will be attracted to this third generation Sienna’s On-demand All-wheel Drive System with Active Torque Control – which will allow them to confidently transport their little ones, even as road conditions deteriorate. Of course traction control is not the only feature the Sienna has to offer. The minivan continues to impress in terms of its reputation for reliability, versatility and safety.

 

Standard Winter Safety Features for 2012 Model:

  • Anti – Lock brakes
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control

 

2005 -2012 Acura RL:

If you want luxury in addition to a safe winter driving experience, then the Acura RL may be the car you have been searching for. With an AWD system that continually shifts the torque of the wheels, this second generation luxury sedan is able to maintain its grip even during exceptionally nasty driving conditions.

 

Standard Winter Safety Features for 2012 Model:

  • AWD
  • Anti – Lock brakes
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control

 

2009 -2012 Ford F150:

For drivers who want a sure footed pickup truck, the F150 is an unbeatable choice. Offering the security of four-wheel drive as well as an impressive combination of power, comfort and style, this is in one pickup that will help you get the job done, regardless of road conditions.

 

Standard Winter Safety Features for 2012 Model:

  • 4WD
  • Anti – Lock brakes
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control

 

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