Winter often means having to stay at home and wait until the warmer months come along before getting back into the wilderness. Most cars today are two-wheel drive, which doesn’t work exceptionally well on snow and ice. There are plenty of modern SUVs, however, that are built to tackle any environment, including the dangerous cold of winter.
All of the following SUVs are designed and built with all-wheel drive, meaning that they have the maximum grip necessary to take on any terrain, along with enough power to keep moving forward.
1. 2018 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD
The Explorer series from Ford has undergone a number of changes throughout the years since the SUV craze first started in the 1990s. The Explorer Limited 4WD comes with heated seats as standard, and makes use of the frameless crossover SUV unibody. This crossover is much lighter than the standard Explorer, and is a good vehicle for all types of weather, and can just as easily be used to head out into the wilderness as going to the shop for some bread and milk.
2. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
The Grand Cherokee is the king of what Jeep has on offer, and can often be found climbing mountains or wading through thick undergrowth. The Grand Cherokee is a long shot from the earlier Jeeps that were first on the market; complete with all-wheel drive, heated seats, and Selec-Terrain Traction management System that comes with five settings for different types of terrain. These include rock, mud, sand, snow, and auto.
3. 2018 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury
Land Rover is a well-known name in the off-road SUV world, and their Discovery HSE Luxury is a testament to fact that today’s Land Rover works as both a comfortable joyride and a hardcore outdoors-man, and perfect for just parking off somewhere and enjoying the view or playing River Belle casino games. Coming with all-wheel drive and heated seats, enclosed in a Luxury trim, the Discovery features Land Rover’s Terrain Response System, which automatically adapts to whatever the vehicle is driving over.
4. 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring
Subaru are not newcomers to the SUV scene, and their Outback has long been a favourite for many looking for a tough and reliable vehicle to get them through the colder months. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System is standard to the Outback, and extended ground clearance and plenty of comfort in the interior make this a good choice for anyone wanting an SUV that can take on just about anything thrown at it. It comes with a 3.6 litre Boxer 6-cylinder engine that offers 256 horsepower, along with advance safety features to keep the passengers safe from any type of collision.
5. 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure AWD
The RAV4 has long been a staple of the SUV world, offering reliability and performance at a relatively low cost.
The latest RAV4 is among the best choice for the winter months thanks to its off-road capability, all-wheel drive train, and high ground clearance. It’s a compact SUV that’s meant to be used as a means to take its passengers as far off of the beaten path as possible.