Beat the winter weather with non-SUVs (Porsche).
Now that we're firmly entrenched in winter, plenty of drivers have parked their everyday vehicles in favor of "winter beaters." Conventional wisdom says this is the season to drive a big, four-wheel-drive pickup or SUV – could there be anything better to handle snowy and icy roads?Leaf

As it turns out, the answer is yes. You don't really need a truck to do battle with Jack Frost these days, not with sophisticated stability control systems fitted as standard equipment and so many more choices in all-wheel-drive passenger cars than there used to be. Given the greater chance of having a rollover accident in a pickup or SUV, picking a passenger car for winter duty makes a lot of sense.

Let's take a look at some that you might not think of as winter-worthy. Along the way we'll explain why we wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of these for winter driving.

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