Austin's NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Need A Winter Car?

Image courtesy
If you're planning on driving into weather like this, there's a list of cars you might want to contemplate before hitting the frosty trail.

Ah, the plethora of year-end lists, the Top-Ten this and that for 2011. Top stories, top trends, top celebrities, you know the lot.

The folks at Kelley Blue Book are out with their Top Winter Cars for the 2012 model year. Granted, the need for a winter car in our part of Texas isn't altogether pressing. A winter car here may be something sporty with a sunroof. But it's kind of fun to see what national groups are recommending for people trying to brave snow, ice, cold rain and other things we don't see a lot here.

  1. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  2. Subaru Impreza
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  4. Chevrolet Traverse All Wheel Drive
  5. Audi A6 3.0T Quattro
  6. Honda CR-V All Wheel Drive
  7. Ford F-150 Four Wheel Drive
  8. Acura MDX
  9. Toyota Sienna All Wheel Drive
  10. Subaru Outback.

Before you rush out to buy the top-rated model for that drive to the nearest snow-covered winter resort, check your bank balance first. A base model Range Rover Evoque starts at $43,995, before title, tax and license.