If you live in the northern half of the U.S., where significant snowfall is a regular winter occurrence, how a car or truck handles the white stuff can take on added significance when shopping for a new car — and it might push one model of a given type ahead of another.
Related: Winter Driving Tips
Not all shoppers want a rugged SUV to take on winter, so our list of models for winter driving goes by vehicle type, highlighting cars with features and technologies to keep you comfortable and underway when weather conditions sour.
While the right car is important, the tires on it play a critical role in successfully navigating winter weather. Having the right tires can mean the difference between making it safely to your destination or getting stuck in the driveway, and in areas of the country with significant snowfall or poor snow removal, the right tires for the season might be a set of winter tires. The difference versus all-season tires — both when accelerating and braking — is night and day.
On to the list. Bear in mind, all prices listed below include the destination fee.
Cars for Snow Driving
- 2021 Audi A5 cabriolet
- 2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD
- 2021 Dodge Challenger AWD
- 2021 Honda Ridgeline
- 2021 Subaru Outback
- 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
- 2021 Toyota Prius AWD
If You Want a Convertible: 2021 Audi A5 Cabriolet
- Base price: $51,445
- Combined fuel economy: 26 mpg