The best cars for winter weather

Administrator posted this 12 January 2022

Winter is the time of year when you should be especially careful on the road. Motorists prefer vehicles that remain reliable in all weather conditions. The world is experiencing a global climate shift, which is why in some regions the average annual temperature rises, and in others – on the contrary. 

Renault Duster

Renault Duster crossovers of 2020-2021 are a balanced example of excellent technical characteristics. It provides an ergonomic and comfortable interior that combines brutality and elegance. Compact dimensions allow the driver to comfortably and reliably feel the dimensions of the Renault Duster. The driver can easily maneuver and park even in a cramped city courtyard. The crossover got a luxurious range of engines. Drivers have the opportunity to choose the petrol units with a capacity from 114 to 150 hp., and a volume from 1.4 to 2liters, or a diesel engine with 1.5 liters and 109 hp. 

The engineers equipped the diesel unit with a safe Common Rail system. 

The drive was created on the front or all wheels. The car accelerates to 194 km / h, and to set the first hundred, it requires no more than 13.3 s. Fuel consumption is from 5.3 to 8 liters per 100 km (mixed cycle).

Suzuki Jimny

This car meets all safety rules and perfectly fits harsh winters. Jimny is a subcompact classic frame SUV. It is only 3645 mm long, 1645 mm wide, 1725 mm wide, and 2250 mm between the axes. On the technical side, Jimny also boasts impressive road potential. It is based on a ladder-type spar frame employing a traction system by two continuous bridges are attached. Screw springs and double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers are installed in a circle. The cabin of the new Jimmy is designed for four people. However, the vehicle can provide only 85 liters of free space when loaded under the window line. 

Suzuki Jimny has an in-line atmospheric gasoline four of the K15B series. The car has two camshafts, a multipoint injection, and a valve timing system. It produces 102 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4000 crankshaft revolutions per minute. A five-speed manual or automatic with four ranges of operation is offered as a transmission.

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail is a front- or all-wheel drive SUV located on the border of the mid-size and compact segments, which has an attractive appearance. This car is ready for bumps on the road surface, low temperatures. 

The all-wheel-drive system is available on all models. The stylish rear part of the crossover is emphasized by a neat bumper, modern lampshades of parking lights with an LED component.

Drivers can find a heated windscreen, front seats, and steering wheel among the numerous trim levels.

 As a base, a 2.0-liter engine with the factory designation MR20DD is mounted on the crossover, which develops a power of 144 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque (available at 4400 rpm). It is combined with a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable CVT, front or all-wheel drive. A car with manual transmission goes to overcome the second hundred after 11.1 seconds, developing 183 km/h to the limit. For every 100 km of the way, an average of 8.3 liters of gasoline is consumed in mixed driving mode.

Skoda Yeti

The Yeti model is the first crossover of the Skoda company. The world premiere took place at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. This car also performs well in winter. The all-wheel-drive, 1.8-liter engine with 152 horsepower. By purchasing a complete set with all-wheel drive, you will also get various "warm" options (heating the front seats, side mirrors, and windscreen washer nozzles). The ground clearance is 18 cm. Thanks to this, Yeti is not afraid of harsh winters. A crossover without a shovel will be able to get out of a snowdrift, and European reliability will help you survive more than one winter. The Yeti is built on the Volkswagen A5 platform in the PQ35 version. The compact size of the crossover guarantees easy handling and maneuverability in the city. 

The interior of the 5-seater Yeti is practical and rational. The cabin is spacious, a higher seat gives passengers a sense of security and a better view. A specially designed dashboard emphasizes the discreet interior design. There is a sufficient amount of storage space in the car. The engine range consists of a pair of gasoline 16-valve units of the TSI series and a 2-liter turbo-diesel TDI. Transversely mounted TSI ``fours" work with direct fuel injection into the combustion chambers and turbocharging. The basic front-wheel-drive version is equipped with a 1.2 l TSI engine (105 hp). The time-tested 1.8-liter TSI (152 hp) is coupled with a 4Motion all-wheel-drive transmission. For all-wheel-drive variants, a two-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 170 horses is also offered, and in the front-wheel-drive version, the power of this engine is 110 horsepower.