Best 2014 Cars for Winter
Although light, snow has already begun to hit certain parts of Kansas which means it’s time to start preparing your car for the winter season. There are a lot of minor changes that you should make to winterize your vehicle, but if you have a car that will inevitably fail this winter, you may want to pay attention to this short list of winter vehicles.
We recently took a look at Kelley Blue Book’s 2013 list of the 10 Best Cars for Winter, and it just so happens that four of the models on the list are sold at one of the many dealerships that are part of the Briggs Auto Group. The vehicles are in the same order that they were found on the KBB list. Without further ado, here are some of the Best 2014 Cars for Winter.
4. Subaru XV Crosstrek – It comes as no surprise that the Crosstrek made the list. Just look at the name and it’s clear that this vehicle was designed to tackle the outdoors. It boasts the highest ground clearance of any Subaru model, and of course it comes equipped with Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel drive system that is more than capable of tackling unfavorable conditions such as snow.
3. Nissan Pathfinder – Over the years, the Nissan Pathfinder has had some significant upgrades and the stronger engine found in the 2013 model one of the reasons that KBB named the rugged SUV on their list. The Pathfinder is capable of tackling snow and other slippery conditions with its innovative lockable four-wheel drive system. KBB also mentions that a heated steering wheel is available which is especially nice for those cold, early morning commutes.
2. Subaru Outback – The symmetrical all-wheel drive system found in the Crosstrek is also found in the Outback helping it to make the KBB list of the 10 Best Cars for Winter. The system works by automatically sending power to the tires that have the most traction. If only one wheel has significant traction, the majority of the power will be sent to that wheel. It’s extremely helpful on ice patches and in the snow.
1. Jeep Grand Cherokee – Jeep makes some of the most versatile vehicles on the market, and the Grand Cherokee is no doubt one of them. The SUV has four-wheel drive, a high ground clearance and a powerful engine. The height of the vehicle can be adjusted with the touch of a button, and traction can be adjusted to accommodate certain terrains — one of which is snow.
If you click the links, you will be taken to one of the Briggs locations that sells the vehicles, where you can easily find more information about each of the vehicles and even schedule a test drive online. Winter driving can be extremely dangerous, so be sure that you have the properly equipped vehicles to keep you safe this winter. If you’re still procrastinating on buying a Christmas tree or taking the kids to see Santa, be sure to check out our helpful list of times and locations where you can fulfill those holiday tradtions.