Below is a list of winter ready cars noted for their high clearance and excellent handling. We utilized Edmunds and Consumer Reports for the specific ground clearance and miles per gallon. Note that all gas mileage is highway for 2016 models.
1. Subaru Outback
Is it a wagon? Or an SUV? It is so well-loved, it will be whatever you want it to be. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, it is great for maneuvering snowy roads. New Outbacks have excellent gas mileage at 33 mpg. It’s a vehicle that has been described as “many things to many people.” According to U.S. News and World Report, it has the best-in-class cargo capacity. The only downside is that the standard engine is a little dogged, especially when heading up I-70 to the mountains.
2. Subaru XV Crosstrek
This is a great car if you don’t have to cart around a lot of stuff, including children, as [...]