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Top Five Best Cars For Snow

By on November 18, 2014

#4 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a top-of-the-line snow car for several reasons.

First is the SUV’s 4WD standard setting. Jeep implemented an innovative rear axle disconnect feature in the Cherokee, meaning the 4WD is only engaged when it’s most needed — improving the overall efficiency of the vehicle.

The second feature in the Grand Cherokee that improves the vehicle’s snow capabilities is the ability to raise and lower the vehicle’s height. This feature is implemented with the touch of a button.

Finally, Cherokee’s can be customized with up to five different settings — Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock. The car delivers different AWD protection, depending on the specific condition.

Price, Fuel Economy, Power:

  • MSRP: From $31,895
  • MPG: 17 city/24 highway/ 20 combined
  • Horsepower: 290 HP
  • Engine:3.6L

#3 Audi All Road

Price, Fuel Economy, Power:

  • MSRP: From $42,400
  • MPG:21city/ 28 highway/ 24.5 combined
  • Horsepower: 220 HP
  • Engine: 2.0L

Audi epitomizes luxury, power and practicality. The Audi Allroad, blends all three.

Somewhere between a station wagon and an SUV, the Allroad boasts a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, 220 horsepower and Audi’s celebrated “quattro”AWD system.

The system is so impressive because it distributes power to wheels that need it most, which improves control in slick conditions.

By better distributing the engine’s power, the Audi Allroad is one of the highest performing cars in snowy weather.

Heated outside mirrors, headlamp washers, rain-sensing windshield wipers and optional heated seats make this a true all-weather vehicle.

7 Comments

  1. Austin

    November 19, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Did you not review the Range Rover? It clearly is the best off road vehicle with many special programs options such as snow/ice mode…

  2. ken

    November 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Two of these should be considered SUV’s, not cars.

  3. Andy

    November 22, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    This list of snow cars totally misses the point. I thought from the picture the old vw bug ( with the aircooled engine in the back ) they’d mention it as it is definitely so much better in the snow, especially icy roads, than the cars listed, but I guess they’re more interested in selling cars than writing a provacative and interesting article, so much for an informative read!

  4. K.R.V.

    January 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    I think you are confused with the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee! You stated in the first paragraph something about a rear axle disconnect? and yes that is for the Cherokee, which is a front wheel drive lower model Jeep, but in the Grand Cherokee you have pictured, it is the FRONT axle that gets disconnected for better mileage, NOT the rear!

  5. K.R.V.

    January 18, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Why would you go and include SUV’s in an article about cars that are good in the snow? and then not have cars that are good in the snow not in the story? Cars like the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger? with the AWD option? instead of the Pathfinder and Jeep? Even the new Chrysler 200 can be bought with AWD, for under 30K with a deal. I bought my AWD Charger R/T with a Hemi for 33K, and it is great in the snow! sure it does not have the clearance a Pathfinder of Grand Cherokee has, but the real driving dynamics of the Charger are far and away better than either of the SUV’s mentioned! and I still get decent mileage! for a car with AWD and 370hp, I regularly get 17 city and 25 hyw. while driving at the speed limits. Plus I have heated seats, and the 525watt Dr. Dre sound system, with the very easy to use U-Connect system!

  6. AustinAnthony

    February 20, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    The best vehicle driving in the snow is the Tesla Model S85D. There is a YouTube video with an owner climbing a snow and ice covered hill with several 4-wheel drive vehicles stuck with their flashers on. The instantaneous computer-control of the electric motors powering the front and rear tires will always dominate over the delayed-response as a result of the mechanical linkages coupled to a gas-powered engine that all the other automakers use. There truly is no comparison.

  7. john simpson

    May 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Forgot to mention the Subaru Impreza. Winner of many snow rallies including the Monte Carlo and you can buy at least four Subaru for one Tesla and one hundred thousand plus miles without effort is more likely with Subaru over Tesla.

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