With winter upon us it can be quite important to some to make sure they have the right vehicle for the cold months. Here is our top 10 to help you enjoy your winter driving:
Suzuki Jimney SUV £11,995 – £13,800
The small Jimney is a great 4×4 and a fantastic car for winter. The Jimney is due a facelift in 2013. This offroader will be fitted with a modification that should please EuroNCAP, a stronger looking front bumper and newly designed headlights. A lot of car for a small budget.
Fiat Panda 4×4 Hatchback
This chiselled, robust 4×4 has an economical engine, raised ground-clearance and looks awesome. The Fiat Panda 4×4 is immense to drive and the extra suspension is another bonus. It is great to drive on and off road, trekking very easy to drive around town.
Skoda Yeti SUV £14,945 – £24,210
The Skoda Yeti four-wheel drive, is cheap to run and impressive to drive. The car has been successful since it launched in 2009. The Skoda Yeti’s width allows 3 people to sit abreast in the rear with good supportive seating too.
Dacia Duster compact SUV £8,995 – £14,995
This winter friendly, economic 1.5 litre diesel engine is a must this winter. The Dacia Duster is due to be launched this December, available in two and four wheel drive. It absorbs bumps well and has great all around visibility.
Land Rover Discovery 4 SUV £38,825 – £57,750
Yes, the Discovery is expensive but no other car can compare to this all weather vehicle. Inside the luxurious cabin noise level is zero and the superb dual view screen in the front allows the passenger to watch a DVD whilst the driver looks at a map on the same screen!
KIA Sportage SUV £17,300 – £28,500
The Kia Sportage was crowned 4×4 of the year in 2012. The head and legroom in the rear is spacious enough for adults and with an inclusive seven-year warranty, what more could be better for a winter car?
Volvo XC90 SUV £36,045 – £45,295
The XC90 is a snazzy SUV with its sturdy build quality and stylish looks. There are great discounts to be had now making this SUV a fantastic value for money winter driving car.
Hyundai Santa Fe SUV £25,495 – £26,695
The revised SUV is still good value for money. New suspension, lack of noise inside the cabin with alluring styling and the option of having seven seats turns this into an exciting car for winter.
Nissan X-Trail SUV £25,790 – £30,975
A wonderful proficient and dependable 4×4 has been around for 10 years now and is still going strong. It serves the family SUV element but remains rugged and robust for winter weather. The hill start assistance makes this a doddle to drive up steep slopes and hills.
Audi TT Coupe £24,355 – £47,480
Available as a convertible or coupe and with Audi’s famous all wheel drive Quattro system, makes this an incredible winter car. Responsive steering makes driving around town stress free and the diesel engine relatively cheap to run.
If you want to try any of these great cars out in preparation for winter why not lease one? Vehicle leasing gives you more flexibility to drive a car that suits your needs and budget!