Most of us like the idea of a bit of snow. It’s fun, isn’t it? All the kids love a snow fight, and the mums and dads try to get one up on the neighbours by building the best snowman! The trouble is, we still need to get out and about in the cold weather, and winter driving isn’t always fun. So, what‘s the best way for you to get around this winter? 

We’ve rounded up 5 of the best 4x4s and SUVs for winter driving, packed full of winter driving features, ready for you to enjoy during the cold weather, and into the spring and summer. These year-round goodies are great for all seasons, but here’s why you should make the most of the cold, and trade in and trade up to a cosy 4x4 or SUV before the worst weather sets in...

Mitsubishi Outlander

Maroon Mitsubishi Outlander parked overlooking a countryside view

Winter Features*:
Heated Wing Mirrors
Daytime Running Lights
Automatic Headlights
Automatic Windscreen Wipers
Follow You Home Lights
Four-Wheel-Drive

This sturdy off-roader has plenty to offer the winter adventurer! Its four-wheel-drive means you can get pretty much anywhere without too much hassle and get traction on the roads when the snow starts to fall.

Whether you prefer the 2.2 litre diesel or the 2.0 PHEV hybrid there’s lots to enjoy. The diesel offers seven seats and good mpg while the plug-in PHEV sacrifices two of those seats for greener and even more economical motoring. 

A six-speed manual gearbox (automatic for the hybrid), soft suspension and parking sensors help to provide a comfortable and easy drive, while the dual zone climate control means that everyone can stay as cool or as warm as they like.

Daytime Running Lights, Automatic Headlights, Automatic Windscreen Wipers and a raised seating position will give you a clear view to your destination, whatever the weather and when you arrive, the handy Welcome Home function will light the way to the door. 

Browse our fantastic deals on Mitsubishi Outlanders, here.

Nissan Qashqai

Blue Nissan Qashqai parked overlooking a countryside view.

Winter Features*:
Heated Windscreen
Heated Seats
Heated Wing Mirrors
Daytime Running Lights
Automatic Headlights
Automatic Windscreen Wipers

One of the UK’s most popular cars, the Nissan Qashqai is often described as the first crossover vehicle, combining the convenience of a hatchback with the space and raised seating of an SUV.  As with most SUVs, there’s plenty of space, even for the tallest of drivers and passengers so even if you do get stuck in a winter traffic jam, you’ll do it in style and comfort! 

The Heated Windscreen and Heated Wing Mirrors mean you won’t have to risk frostbite when deicing your car to see the traffic around you, just sit tight on the cosy Heated Seats and let the Qashqai do all of the work for you. And when you’re concentrating on the road as the rain and sleet sets in, Automatic Windscreen Wipers mean that you don’t even have to lift a finger to clear the windscreen.

While there is, as yet, no hybrid version, Nissan offers a choice of petrol or diesel engines from the economical 1.2 DIG-T to the powerful 2.0 N-TEC, so you’ll have no problem finding your ideal model.

Choose your own Nissan Qashqai, here.

Volvo XC60

White XC60 parked in front of a mountain view.

Winter Features*:
Follow You Home Headlights
Heated Wing Mirrors
Heated Windscreen
Daytime Running Lights
Automatic Windscreen Wipers
Four-Wheel-Drive 

Coming from the colder climate of Sweden, Volvos are famous for their ability to handle the weather. And this spacious Volvo XC60 is no exception. The 2.0-litre diesel engine offers over 60 mpg and enough strength to power you through whatever the weather throws at you, while the 4x4 option gives you the traction you need to get moving.

Volvo is renowned for its excellent safety record, and this great-looking SUV has been given 98% by NCAP for adult occupant safety so it’s easy to see why it’s popular throughout Europe. Added driver assistance features, such as Tyre Pressure Monitor, Cruise Control and Stability Control contribute to easy handling and an enjoyable ride. A ground clearance of 230mm will help you avoid any obstacles hidden by snow.

A choice of trims, including SE Lux, SE Nav and the more sporty R-Design, allow you to dictate your own level of comfort to complement the solid build of the Volvo XC60. With so much to offer, you’ll look and feel invincible on the roads this winter.

Discover what else the Volvo XC60 has to offer, here.

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

White Range Rover Evoque parked overlooking a lake view.

Winter Features*:
Heated Windscreen
Automatic Headlights
Automatic Windscreen Wipers
Heated Windscreen Washers
Heated Seats

Possibly the most stylish 4x4 on the road, the Range Rover Evoque is both well-built and agile. Its off-road capabilities make it a safer bet in the snow while easy handling ensures a great drive all year round. 

The Range Rover Evoque isn’t just good for winter - a choice of manual and automatic transmissions take the strain out of everyday driving. Features such as map lights and ambient interior lighting allow a pleasant environment for your passengers, and a Heated Windscreen, Automatic Wipers, Heated Windscreen Washers and Automatic Headlights give you a clear view of the road ahead. 

A 2.0-litre or 2.2-litre diesel engine will do all the work while you stay warm in the Heated Seats, attracting plenty of admiring glances as you go. The Terrain Response, offering four different modes, including a ‘snow’ setting, makes the Range Rover Evoque ideal for challenging weather conditions. In fact, with looks and comfort like these, you probably won’t be too upset if you do get stuck for a while!

Find the perfect Range Rover Evoque, here.

Nissan X-Trail

Amber Nissan X-Trail parked on a mountain range.

Winter Features*:
Heated Wing Mirrors
Daytime Running Lights
Automatic Headlights
Automatic Windscreen Wipers
Heated Seats

With five or seven seats, the Nissan X-Trail could be considered one of the most practical of our winter SUVs. A multi-function steering wheel means that you can stay firmly in control while concentrating on the road ahead.

Even if you aren’t using all of the seven seats, as an added bonus, the boot area of the Nissan X-Trail folds completely flat, making loading and unloading a breeze.

The 1.6-litre diesel engine allows you to enjoy great economy for a large SUV of up to 57mpg, which shouldn’t leave you searching for a filling station in the snow. There’s also plenty of storage and cup holders to stash emergency drinks and snacks if it looks like your journey might be taking you a little longer than planned.

The Nissan X-Trail doesn’t skimp on little luxuries either with features such as dual zone climate control, Bluetooth, DAB radio and leather Heated Seats on some models to help keep you comfortably warm and effortlessly connected, should you be delayed by poor weather.

Take your pick from our range of Nissan X-Trails, here.

Get yourself winter ready by bagging yourself a great deal on one of these SUVs and 4x4s at Motor Range. They can make your winter motoring easier and more comfortable, and we bet that once you’ve driven one, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
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* Some winter features are available on selected models only.

 

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