Top Winter Cars

As the days get shorter, wind gets colder, roads get slippery and you start wishing you’d gone for a car with heated front seats and steering wheel.

Choosing a car that can cope with the typical UK weather is so important so putting luxury aside could leave you with cold feet. There are pitfalls of winter driving so for extra safety make sure your car is prepared for the cold season.

If you're looking for a car that can grip the road and will be ready for the surprises of a rough winter, then check out our list of best winter cars.

1- Dacia Duster

The Duster is one of the best for not breaking the bank, it has a good reputation thanks to the good value for money it offers. Even though it has a 3-star EuroNCAP rating given in 2011 due to limited safety features, do not be discouraged.

However, recent modifications of the Duster pack a lot more such as anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) with traction control and power-assisted steering. This makes winter motoring a little less daunting.

2- Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover may be a more upmarket option but it has great road handling, overall quality, versatility and technology as it promises.

Even though this particular model has not yet been crash tested, every other Land Rover has scored 5 stars in each EuroNCAP test over the past five years.

The Range Rover Sport comes with the most expensive trim - SVR - comes with heated steering wheel and heated passenger seats as well as intelligent “terrain response” system which controls with the car's ABS, traction control and electronic stability control.

3- Skoda Octavia

Voted the “best family car of 2015” Skoda Octavia remains a great family option by our audience, which speaks a lot for the reliability of this car.

Last crash tested in 2013 whilst receiving the highest 5-star rating for performing outstandingly well in the passenger safety tests.

Many features come with the car as standard, including lane assist, light assist, up to nice airbags, ABS, hill-hold control and many others. This is without a doubt the best car for small families not only just for winter but all year round.