Winter weather is waning for most of the country right now, but don’t be fooled: Winter is coming. A quick zip through spring, summer and fall, and Old Man Winter will be back again. If you’re shopping for a new suv, don’t be lulled by the new shoots of grass and fresh green leaves. Consider the toughest season of the year. Select an all-wheel-drive SUV that can conquer the worst weather.
Each of the SUVs that we’ve selected has all-wheel drive, as well as another essential winter feature: Heated seats. Even the most robust HVAC system takes minutes to warm up when you cold-start your SUV. Heated seats are much quicker to come to temperature and deliver warmth right where you need it. None of the SUVs on the market come with winter tires, so be sure to budget for an extra set of wheels and winter tires so that you’ll be ready to swap quickly when the snow arrives.
Without further ado, here are the Top 10 All-Wheel-Drive SUVs for Winter (in alphabetical order by brand).