Driving in Snow: Getting Behind the Wheel of the Best Winter Cars

As we start to move towards the depths of winter, we begin to think about the perils of snow and ice and how difficult driving conditions can be. Due to this, many people take the option of changing their car before the winter, trading in their sports car for something a little more snow friendly. If you’re looking to change your car before the great winter freeze hits then you’ve come to the right place. Here are five of the best cars that will keep you going throughout the winter:

BMW 3 Series Saloon



One of Britain’s most popular cars, the BMW 3 Series, gets a place on our list because of its xDrive four-wheel drive option. One of the most costly saloons on the market, the BMW 3 Series is far from cheap but it is very nearly the perfect all round vehicle, especially when driving in snow.

The 3 Series is incredibly comfortable on long motorway journeys and it is entertaining drive on those winding country lanes as well. Above all else though, it’s safe and the four-wheel drive system ensures that you’re always sure footed and confident behind the wheel – even in the most slippery of conditions.

Audi TT Coupe


Fitted with Audi’s famed Quattro four-wheel drive system, the Audi TT coupe has incredible traction even in testing conditions such as un-gritted roads in the depths of winter.

In addition to this, the range of engines available on the Audi TT mean that there’s something to suit your needs, whether that means petrol or diesel, economy or power. The ultra-diesel is considered in some corners to be the perfect blend of both economy and power, but this is personal preference.

Of all the cars on this list, the Audi’s interior may also be the best, and the ‘virtual cockpit display’ really is a stunning addition.

Skoda Yeti


Skoda’s recent facelift re-launched the Yeti, once again making it the hit it was when it was first released.

Of all the cars on our list, the Yeti has one of the most spacious interiors due to its boxy design, and you can choose a seating configuration to suit your needs.

Widely used as a tow car, the Yeti is also good off-road and in ice and snow thanks to its strong engine and four-wheel drive system. It’s also one of the cheapest cars on the list.

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV


Far from being the most visually appealing car on the list, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross makes up for its lack of style with its economical engine and the fact it is very fun to drive. Once you’ve added the four-wheel drive element, it is more than capable throughout the winter months and can even be driven off-road.

Range Rover Sport SUV


Almost synonymous with off-road and winter driving, the Range Rover Sport might be an expensive option, but it does represent value for money – especially the Sport model which is one of the cheaper options in the range.

With cutting-edge technology, top of the range styling and the perfect driving position, the Range Rover Sport is the best possible option for driving in snow and ice this winter.



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