If it seems like we’re covering the winter weather all the time that’s because there hasn’t been much of a break in the snow and cold to write anything else. Luckily, we’ve been able to pilot some true foul-weather standouts in our test fleet in Chicago and Detroit this season.
If we ranked these by least surprising, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler would likely take the crown. The bright orange Rubicon Edition came into our fleet recently and had Road Test Editor Joe Bruzek crying, “Where have you been all winter?!” Its off-road chops are undeniable, but Bruzek added, “The manual transmission makes the Rubicon every bit as fun to drive on the street as it is terrorizing unplowed snow-covered paths.”