October 12, 2007

NADAguides.com announces “Top Ten Go-in-the-Snow Vehicles”

Costa Mesa, California – NADAguides.com, a leading U.S. vehicle pricing and information site, announced their Top Ten Go-in-the-Snow Vehicles: cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers that, according to the company, make the grade in a variety of inclement driving situations (including snow, ice, sleet and rain) as well as vehicles that offer plenty of equipment suited for cold weather.

Following is the complete list:

2008 Audi A4 Sedan

With its optional cold weather package that features heated front and rear seats, a removable ski sack, retractable headlight washers and an optional Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, the 2008 Audi A4 Sedan made the NADAguides.com favorite Go-in-the-Snow Vehicles list for its superb handling in a variety of road conditions in addition to its long list of cold-weather equipment. It also features all season tires, rain sensors and heated exterior mirrors.

2008 Cadillac STS

A surprising choice as a favorite Go-in-the-Snow Vehicle, the 2008 Cadillac STS impressed the NADAguides.com editors for its combination of luxurious styling with excellent handling capabilities in bad weather. The STS features optional all-wheel drive, all-speed traction control, a computer- controlled stability control system and ABS brakes with brake assist. It comes available with a rear-window defroster, a heated exterior rearview mirror and a remote vehicle starter system for cold mornings.

2008 Chevy Tahoe

The 2008 Chevy Tahoe features a powerful 5.3-litre V8 with 4WD and an AutoTrac system that helps the Tahoe adjust to varying road conditions. It also features heated exterior mirrors, a remote vehicle starter system for chilly mornings, halogen fog lamps and StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control that improves the Tahoe’s handling during emergency maneuvers, such as loss of traction.

2008 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 goes just about anywhere you need it to go in all types of weather. With 4WD, a powerful 4.6-litre V8, an optional snow plow prep package, rear window defroster, heated exterior mirrors, fog lamps, rack-and-pinion steering and the largest towing capacity in its class of a maximum 11,000 pounds, the F-150 is ready to go it alone or with a trailer in-tow, no matter the weather.

2008 Hummer H2

The Hummer H2 makes the grade for its solid build and beyond-confident handling capabilities in various driving situations. The Hummer H2 comes equipped with a 325 horsepower V8, a two-speed electronically controlled full-time 4WD system and traction control, as well as dual zone heating, triple-sealed doors, heated exterior mirrors, a hitch/winch receiver, all terrain tires and heated exterior mirrors.

2008 Jeep Wrangler

A remote vehicle starter, electronic stability control, all-speed traction control and an electronic roll-over protection system are just some of the features the Wrangler offers when Mother Nature’s at her worst. The Wrangler comes equipped with a 202 horsepower 3.8-litre V6 and drain plugs for easy interior cleaning of winter’s mud and sludge. It also offers Command-Trac 4WD, a system that distributes equal power to all four wheels when more traction is required, such as in slick driving conditions.

2008 Land Rover LR3

The Land Rover LR3 comes completely prepared for virtually any bad weather driving scenario. It features 4WD, a rollover protection system, cornering brake control, emergency brake assist and anti-lock brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, stability control and a Cold Climate Package with heated front and rear seats, a heated windshield and heated windshield washer jets. It also comes available with Terrain Response for added performance in snow and mud, as well as front and rear fog lamps.

2008 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is a favorite with the NADAguides.com editors for its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a system that sends power from the engine to each wheel at once for superior driving performance and enhanced traction on any road condition. It also features a tire pressure monitoring system, a digital computer equipped with ambient temperature information and road surface freeze warnings, all season tires, Vehicle Dynamics Control (for added stability), traction control, heated seats and heated mirrors.

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser

With available Active Traction Control and locking rear differential for improved traction and performance, as well as 4WD, water resistant seats, a rubber-type floor and a deck mat for easy cleaning when it comes to mud, dirt, snow and sleet, the 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser easily made the NADAguides.com Go-in-the-Snow Vehicles list. It also offers a fully-stocked emergency and first aid kit, a roof rack with ski and snowboard attachments and all weather mats.

2008 Volvo XC90

With available AWD, front and rear fog lights, an anti-skid system that enhances driving stability in slippery conditions, Roll Stability Control to help prevent accidental rollovers, a rear window defroster, heated exterior mirrors, heated seats, rain sensing wipers and rear door intermittent wipers, the XC90 easily made the list as a favorite Go-in-the-Snow Vehicle.

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