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The Best Winter Vehicles
from the Chrysler Family
While winter driving is usually as uneventful as any other season, there's no more helpless feeling than losing control of a vehicle on an icy or snowy road. There's no time to consider questions of your vehicles safety, stability and control as you try to regain control of your vehicle, but you can ask these questions as you shop for a car that can survive winter. Icy roads, snowy conditions and brutal temperatures elevate driving risks, and prospective car-buyers facing a long winter would be wise to consider a vehicle that can withstand these elements.
Chrysler's family of brands have responded to climate concerns with a fleet ready to transport you safely this winter.
A notorious off-roader, the Jeep Wrangler has the capacity to take on difficult cold-weather terrain. With 285 horsepower powering four wheel drive, drivers have ultimate power and control to escape snowy situations. Perfect for ski trips and other snowy adventures, the Wrangler also includes Garmin navigation, which comes in handy when blizzards and inclement weather interferes with your directions. A body-on-frame construction and front and side airbags promote safety in the event of an accident.
Winter adventurers will be hard pressed to find a more athletic vehicle. Drivers looking for additional performance can turn to Nitto tires, which feature tread patterns designed to take on extreme circumstances.
With strong handling capabilities and a smooth suspension, Chrysler's flagship sedan is ideal for the cold-weather inhabitant who needs a reliable car to get around town. Available all-wheel drive offers additional handling and flex-fuel technology will reduce the amount of uncomfortable gas station fill-ups. Dedicated airbags for each passenger provide safety, and with its luxurious interior, including precise temperature controls, you'll forget about the temperature outside.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
A more reserved version of the Wrangler, Jeep's leading crossover SUV still has plenty of utility to take on winter's wrath. The new 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk, which features 18-inch Kevlar-reinforced tires and a height-varying Quadra-lift air suspension, is particularly suited to handle rigorous winter drives through ice and snow. Optional heated seats and steering wheel will keep the driver and passengers comfortable even in below-freezing conditions.
Just because an SUV is large doesn't mean its clumsy. Experts note the Dodge Durango's stable handling and cruising comfort, which contributes to its campaign for the title of cold-weather warrior. Available with a V6 or V8 engine, the Durango has a potential 7,400-pound towing capacity, according to Cars.com. Life doesn't stop for cold weather, and the Durango has plenty of seating and utility to keep you moving as the days get shorter.
While the Dart's fuel economy and low MSRP will assist cash-strapped families, Dodge included standard and available features that cater to winter drivers. With a potential 28 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway, the Dart competes at the top of its class in terms of gas mileage. Suspension refinement and body motion control offer stability on the road, and an available heated steering wheel can alleviate early-morning hand soreness.