“You could possibly assume that larger, heavy wagons and SUV’s are the best method to keep you comfortable and safe for winter driving. Although many of them are considered to be great in the snow and ice, not all of the cars on the list fall into that category. Check out http://infinitiom.com and you’ll see that plenty of modern cars are fitted with extras like remote start, which can be very handy to get things warmed up before you have to venture out on an icy morning. Other great winter driving features include traction control and heated seats.
1. Porsche Cayenne S – after dominating the sports car market for many decades, Porsche are also now very high on the list when it comes to winter driving and SUV’s. The Porsche Cayenne S has many winter friendly features including tiptronic transmission giving added traction increased stability as well as all wheel drive, heated steering wheel, hill control and much more fitted as standard. For that little extra winter compatibility optional extras include ski bags and snowboard / ski racks.
2. Audi A4 Sedan – if your budget won’t quite stretch to the Porsche then this is a very winter friendly option with many standard features perfect for the cold weather. This terrific car has FrontTrak front wheel drive plus outside temp gauge, heated seats in the front and remote start plus much more. Optional extras include all wheel drive for even better stability and safety when driving through the snow and the ice.
3. BMW X6, xDrive 35i – is another major asset in the wind and snow, and it looks amazing whatever the weather. Many cold weather friendly features are fitted as standard including all wheel drive with adaptive transmission, stability control, hill descent control, traction control . . . in fact you should always be able to maintain full control of this beast. Optional extras include a heated steering front and wheel / rear seats, you can even have a BMW ski bag if you want one.
4. Volvo S80 – the Swedes certainly know a thing or two about driving in the ice and snow so it comes as no surprise that a Volvo should make this list. This cold weather specialist has traction control fitted as standard as well as fog lights on the front and rear, all wheel drive, it even has heated side mirrors to stop them from freezing over so you can see what’s going on behind you as well as in front. Heated seats are available as an optional extra as well as a few other cold weather specialist features.
5. Lexus LX – if your budget can stretch to the Lexus LX then you’ll be in a very safe pair of hands (or safe two pairs of wheels). This cold weather motor has snow-mode start in second gear, all wheel drive and traction control with hill start assist and much more. There’s even a de-icer on the front wiper which saves you having to scrape the windshield with a credit card. Remote start is available as an optional extra on the Lexus LX, as well as customized ski rack – there’s even a first aid kit available.
Of course, even with all of the best gadgets and gizmos available for winter driving, it’s still important to drive very carefully in the snow and ice. Give yourself plenty of space between your own car and the cars around you, whether you’re checking out Chino Infiniti or driving somewhere else.”