As we roll into the dead of winter, car owners need to be doing what they can to safeguard their vehicle from the inclement weather thrown at them during this time of year. Sometimes that means buying a whole new car altogether. Kelley Blue book recently released its list of the 10 Best Cars for the Winter, highlighting the top models in the industry for dealing with rain, sleet, snow and whatever else the cold months throw at us.
Driving in the winter months is often most dangerous as stopping distances are shorter on what are usually wet roads, there is less visibility and it is darker outside for longer periods of time. With that being said, KBB has hand picked the top 2013 models they believe handle these conditions the best.
"Whether your daily commute involves difficult winter-weather driving conditions or you live for weekends on the slopes, KBB.com's list of the 10 Best Cars for Winter highlights our picks for the top snow- and ski-ready new-vehicle standouts," said Jack Nerad , executive editorial director for Kelley Blue Book 's KBB.com. "Certainly, the availability of robust all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive systems is part of the overall equation, but each of the vehicles on our list also possesses a variety of other attributes that make it an excellent choice to negotiate winter weather."
One car on the list is the Audi Allroad, which contains all-wheel drive and extra ground clearance with a lower center of gravity to roll right through the snow with no problems. Another car on the list is the Subaru Outback, which offers all wheel drive on a sedan-like car with SUV-like cargo room. In addition, the experts at KBB said the Ford Fusion was a top pick in the winter as it also offers all-wheel drive and provides visibility like an SUV.
Some cars also named Top Safety Pick+
The Ford Fusion and the Subaru Outback were also named Top Safey Pick+ vehicles by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This designation adds an extra test to the already coveted Top Safety Pick title, making them some of the safest vehicles in all the land. So it is no surprise that they are also featured on KBB's list of the 10 Best Cars for Winter.