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It is that time of year when we start thinking about snow and the havoc which it can cause on the roads during winter. It is sensible to consider what your car is capable of, and if it is unable to cope with the onslaught of snow and icy conditions, it might be worth investing in some winter tyres.
Alternatively, if you are thinking about buying a new or used car or trading your existing car in, you might benefit from doing some research into the best cars for snow. Certainly, the type of cars that should be avoided in snowy conditions is higher performance rear-wheel drive cars which contain big wheels and wide tyres – in fact anything sporty is probably a no go.
Four-wheel drive cars are some of the best cars in snow and will see you through the worst of conditions providing vehicles offer good traction control and stability control systems.
If you are not sure which are the best cars for snow and ice this season, the team at Trusted Dealers has listed a few of their favourite choices below.
Honda CR-V: Prices from £6,995.00
The latest 2012 Honda CR-V offers a more contemporary look than its predecessor as well as a host of new features including the introduction of Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, available on all compact crossover models as an optional extra. The latest AWD setup is quicker at responding which helps the vehicle to cope with challenging traction conditions more effectively. The Honda CR-V also offers a more stylish cabin, better ride comfort and a new rear-seat entertainment system option. To top it off, fuel economy is much improved.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: Prices from £6,990.00
Jeep is well known for its excellent off-road capability and the latest 2012 Grand Cherokee is no exception offering a combination of comfort and confidence from its stylish five-seat luxury SUV. Not only does it excel in off-road capability, its pavement manoeuvres are equally impressive. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers three different four-wheel drive systems, two of which have high/low ranges as well as its Selec-Terrain torque management system and Quadra-Lift Air suspension, all designed to handle just about any type of road conditions. Combine this with a handsome infotainment system which includes optional Uconnect Navigation/Phone and internet features, and you have everything you’ll need for a long winter car journey.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: Prices from £40,995.00
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has to be one of the most revered 4×4 cars on the road, and the latest 2012 model is even better than before. In fact, it’s the smallest, lightest and most fuel-efficient model Land Rover has ever produced, and what makes it so unique is its unconventional, super stylish exterior. The Evoque’s standard intelligent all-wheel drive system contains Land Rover’s popular Terrain Response feature as well as plenty of traction and stability assists and an optional tri-mode Adaptive Dynamics suspension which helps to instantaneously optimize ride and handling under a variety of different driving conditions.