Snow is on the way, and the Kia Sorento could be just the car to get you through a tough winter.
With that in mind, and armed with the fact that the average new car transaction price in the U.S. is just over $34, 000, we’ve compiled a list of our 7 favorite cars and SUVs (with available all-wheel-drive, naturally) to keep you safe, warm, and in control this winter.
Small Car: 2016 Subaru Impreza
Subaru's stalwart economy car is the prototype for cheap all-wheel-drive fun and capability., is by far the best in its class at handling the fluffy stuff, and it won’t hurt your wallet either with a base MSRP of just $21, 595.
Compact Crossover: 2016 Mazda CX-3Mazda
The Mazda CX-3 is a no-brainer if you are looking for a small winter sled.is a slightly more capable version of the already excellent Mazda3 hatch, and one that will get you through the winter with ease at a base MSRP of , 210 for the Sport AWD model.
Midsize Car: 2016 Ford FusionFord
Powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost or 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, the Fusion boasts power and efficiency in spades.? Maybe pure off-roading, but that’s about it. For 2016, Honda keeps its best-selling crossover true to its core – meaning affordable, fuel efficient, and comfortable. Fuel economy can easily reach into the 30s, and thanks to a spacious interior, the CR-V seems much larger than it actually is. With a base price of $24, 895 for the LX AWD model, the CR-V makes a very strong caseto be your ride of choice this winter.
Large Car: 2016 Chrysler 300Chrysler
Pick up a Chrysler 300 in Limited Trim for , 515 MSRP, you won't be disappointed., and sometimes it’s best to roll with the times. In the case of the Chrysler 300, both of these mantras are true. Chrysler’s large sedan is refreshingly old-fashioned, with its smooth Pentastar V-6 and optional Hemi V-8 doing the heavy lifting, but this full-size sedan is not one to fall behind trends. Keeping with the times, the 2016 300 is available with all-wheel-drive, for the discerning, snow-bound customer that doesn’t want to sacrifice a comfortable, American sedan. Pick one up in Limited trim for $34, 515 MSRP.
Family SUV: 2016 Kia SorentoKia
Kia’s flagship SUV was fully-redesigned for 2016, and with the overhaul comes power, capability, and loads of standard features., and with the overhaul comes power, capability, and loads of standard features. With AWD available across the range (except base L trim), the Sorento is a steal for its size at a relatively miniscule $28, 000 starting MSRP for the well-equipped LX model.
Adventure Machine: 2016 Jeep Wrangler UnlimitedJeep