3 FCA Models Make List of 10 Best Cars for Winter Driving
Driving in winter can be stressful and challenging. Even if the ground isn’t covered in ice, snow, rain, or sleet, the colder temps and lack of daylight make driving difficult. If you’re looking to upgrade to a vehicle that’s designed to handle the challenges of winter, consider the 2020 Ram 1500, 2021 Dodge Challenger, and 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which U.S. News & World Report placed on its list of the 10 Best Cars for Winter Driving in 2020.
The cars, trucks, and SUVs on the list have one thing in common — optional four- or all-wheel drive.
Available Now: 2021 Ram 1500
2020 Ram 1500
The 2020 Ram 1500, particularly the top Limited trim, impressed the U.S. News & World Report editors for its bevy of comfortable features, including a 12-inch touch screen and leather seating. But, even the lower trim levels have a lot to offer winter drivers, according to U.S. News & World Report writer Nick Kurczewski.
“Available in rear- and all-wheel drive format, and with a choice of four engines, the Ram can be configured for just about any task,” he writes.
2021 Dodge Challenger
Yes, the Dodge Challenger is a muscle car, which seems at first an odd choice for a car best suited for winter driving. But Kurczewski points out the available all-wheel-drive on the SXT and GT trims. You’ll still get a powerful ride with the standard 3.6-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission that nets 303 horsepower.
He also mentions the roomy front and rear seats that make for a comfortable passenger experience.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Thanks to the many trim options on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you can match your driving lifestyle easily, whether you need a family hauler or adventure-ready vehicle.
“The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a five-passenger midsize SUV that’s absolutely tenacious in tricky conditions,” writes Kurczewski.
The Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is backed by the power of 707 horses and four-wheel drive, which makes driving in snow a breeze.
Available Now: 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
No matter what vehicle you choose to make it through winter, make sure you have a well-stocked emergency kit.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.