The Best Cars for Winter Driving

When you live in Colorado, the winter months can bring some harsh driving conditions. It is important to be mindful of the winter season when choosing your next vehicle. These are some of the best options for you to consider when shopping for a preowned car that can stand up to the test of the harsh winter driving conditions here in Colorado.

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V - Colorado Motor Car Co.

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The Honda CR-V is a great option when you're considering Colorado driving conditions in the winter months. This vehicle is highly rated any time of year for its excellent fuel economy and affordable maintenance. The CR-V can be found pretty commonly with the optional all-wheel-drive package. This compact crossover SUV has improved suspension, easy handling, and plenty of power, all while remaining incredibly fuel-efficient.

Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee in any of its available trims is a master of off-roading with its four-wheel-drive drivetrain. It is the perfect year-round vehicle since it is so capable of driving in virtually any condition. The traction control helps make the Cherokee an efficient winter driver as well as a formidable off-roader. Jeeps are a very popular vehicle for the versatility they provide, and they certainly meet the standards of handling any terrain the Colorado roads and mountains put in its path.

Ford Explorer

Another fantastic option to consider when looking at a vehicle for winter driving conditions is the Ford Explorer. With four-wheel drive and an adaptable terrain management system that is available in some model years, this vehicle is a beast in the snow. It has good ground clearance and plenty of power to get you where you need to go. The Explorer has additional seating and ample storage, as well, making this a perfect year-round daily driver.

Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion, when purchased with its all-wheel-drive package, makes the list as an ideal car for winter driving. The Fusion comes with many safety features and traction control. When you pair these features with all-wheel drive, you can drive with confidence all throughout the winter season. The Fusion is a comfortable and affordable option, especially when you are shopping in the preowned market.

Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is a sport wagon that has an all-wheel-drive drivetrain and a reputation for handling winter driving. With incredible safety ratings, Subaru's Outback is a perfect year-round car that offers plenty of seating and storage space. This is a versatile vehicle that is ready to meet the needs of some of the toughest terrain you can throw at it.

Winter can certainly bring on some tough driving conditions, and if you make a smart choice when shopping for your next preowned vehicle, you can rest easy knowing you will be prepared for any weather and driving conditions that come your way. These five are fine options to consider when looking for a strong, safe, and affordable vehicle that will dominate the road during the winter months — and all the other months of the year, as well.