7 Safe SUVs Not Afraid of a Little Snow

As Americans prep for winter, all-wheel drive capability and enhanced safety features will top the priority list for automobile shoppers. Whether getting out of a parking spot in the snow or avoiding an accident with an out-of-control car are on the agenda, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s best-rated vehicles are worthy candidates. Here are seven AWD vehicles that scored highest on the IIHS list.

2014 outlander1. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SE S-AWC ($25,795)

The IIHS is wild about the 2014 Mitsubishi (MSBHY.PK) Outlander, which landed Top Safety Pick Plus designation after scoring the highest rating in all five crash tests. The SE S-AWC model delivers four all-wheel drive settings, including “SNOW” for inclement weather and “LOCK” for drivers heading off-road.