Family-friendly, all-season style doesn’t have to cost as much as a condo. Here’s a trio of affordably stylish and thoroughly rugged alternatives.
It’s easy to spend big bucks on a winter-worthy, family-hauling SUV. But auto manufacturers have responded to the economic downturn, expanding the bottom end of the luxury utility niche as more people are looking for performance, comfort, and value when hitting the road for their outdoor adventures. These three vehicles each start at less than $50,000, loaded with style and power.
With the 2010-2011 ski season fast approaching, we at SKI know that many of you are like us and aren’t lucky enough to own a ski-in ski-out spot. This means we’re driving, usually long distances, to get to the slopes. With that in mind, we decided to give you a quick review of the cars and SUV’s we think are the best equipped for the job. All models reviewed have some form of 4WD or AWD, and all perform exceptionally well in snow. Cars were scored on a 1-5 point scale.