1. Volkswagen Jetta

Why it works: Multi-link rear suspension, sharp steering and the electronic differential lock for slippery conditions, makes the Jetta the best-handling front-wheel-drive car Volkswagen has produced. More on the Jetta || Ratings & Reviews

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2. Jeep Liberty

Why it's great: Snow Belt drivers will appreciate the new full-time all-wheel drive system available.
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3. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Why it's great: The rugged, sturdy Grand Cherokee has earned a five-star safety rating in both front and side impact tests from the federal government.
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4. Acura RDX

Why it's great: It can take on a steep hill hard-packed with ice and snow at 20 MPH without sliding.
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5. Toyota Camry

Why it's great: It does nearly everything well, and nothing badly, and it makes comfortable, pleasant, reliable transportation for up to five in any kind of weather.
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6. Volkswagen Rabbit

Why it's great: Its steering and suspension give it a nice balance of smooth ride and responsive handling and help the driver maneuver safely in emergency situations.
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7. Audi A6 Quattro

Why it's great: The Audi A6 excels at driving dynamics. In terms of safe and secure motoring, particularly when weather enters the picture. When conditions get really slick, you can't beat a quattro.
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8. Toyota Avalon

Why it's great: The Avalon's Vehicle Stability Control skid-management system can help keep a skidding vehicle on the road by instantly braking one or more wheels, individually.
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9. Jeep Patriot

Why it's great: With the CVT in low range, Hill Descent Control is automatically engaged. This keeps the Jeep under five mph and under control, going down steep hills, even icy ones.
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10. Jeep Commander

Why it's great: Perfect for families that need four-wheel-drive capability for vacations, camping, or challenging winters. Find Out More || Ratings & Reviews

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12. Jeep Patriot

Why it's great: With the CVT in low range, Hill Descent Control is automatically engaged. This keeps the Jeep under five mph and under control, going down steep hills, even icy ones. Get more on the Patriot

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13. Nissan Pathfinder

Why it's great: The upright hatch doesn't impinge on cargo room and sheds snow and ice much better. Get more on the Pathfinder

What drivers say: "I love it because it's not to big ... I really enjoy driving it!"-- MFishers1See More Reviews

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14. Ford Escape

Why it's great: It handles well, has a firm comfortable ride and is is quite pleasant to drive. Get more on the Escape

What drivers say: "I purchased a 2008 Escape Limited. I have driven to New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Kentucky. I love this little SUV."-- RavenJanSee More Reviews

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15. Suzuki Grand Vitara

Why it's great: It's smooth enough to take you to dinner at the fancy restaurant downtown, yet rugged enough to include a low gear and locking differential for tackling rugged trails and unimproved roads. Get more on the Escape

What drivers say: "All around a great vehicle."-- AOL UserSee More Reviews

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