Best Winter Cars - 08 - 2013 Toyota Matrix
The 2013 Toyota Matrix is a surprise entry onto this list of the best winter cars, as not many compact hatchback shoppers are aware that it is available with the option of all-wheel drive. There was once a time when small, all-wheel drive Toyota cars were almost common, but the Toyota Matrix is currently the only member of this now-exclusive club. In order to purchase an all-wheel drive Matrix, one must order the S trim, which comes with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower. A four-speed automatic handles the shifting duties for this motor when it is paired with all-wheel drive, and fuel mileage is listed at 20-mpg around town and 26-mpg on the highway.