No list of best winter SUVs/crossovers would be complete without one Subaru model. As a matter of fact, we’ve included three of them, the first of which is the least expensive of the bunch, the $20,295 Forester. Fitted with the brand’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, the Forester is a popular choice for commuters and adventurers alike because of its versatile design, highway fuel economy rating of up to 27 mpg, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Plus, as NHTSA and IIHS tests prove, the Forester is safe, due to its structural integrity as well as standard bits like Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and brake assist. For those blustery travel days, the Forester can be fitted with heated seats, heated mirrors, and a wiper de-icer.