When it comes to commuting everyday, the fact that winter is coming can strike fear in the hearts and minds of any commuter who does not have a reliable vehicle. According to AAA, about 21% of all accidents across the country occur during adverse weather conditions. This problem is even more pronounced in Utah, where auto accidents resulting in deaths were higher in 2015 than they were in any other year since 2007.


Snow and ice are facts of life for Utah drivers in the winter; instead of hibernating, you might want to check out some options for a safe and enjoyable ride even in the most severe weather conditions. What makes any of the below options even better for Utah drivers is that they do not take comfort for granted. With any of these models, you will get the best of both worlds in terms of a relaxing drive as well as a proven safety record in poor driving conditions, such as snow and ice. Avoid the panic of driving in snow and ice this winter by considering any one of the following vehicle options for maximizing your winter commute: 

1. The Honda CR-V

As a top-rated compact SUV, the 2016 Honda CR-V is an economical and prudent option for tackling the roads in adverse winter weather. While you have the option of choosing between front- or all-wheel drive, many CR-V owners in Utah opt for the all-wheel drive version to have the most peace of mind when traversing snowy or icy roads. You will also enjoy amazing gas mileage with this model at 34 highway miles per gallon. The stability and traction control that comes standard with this model make it a sure bet for braving the Utah winters.


2. The Honda Pilot

This model has been on the market since 2003 and has improved considerably since then. It is considered a mid-sized SUV and can comfortably fit up to eight passengers in its three rows of seats. The spacious interior of the Honda Pilot allows you to fit all of your winter gear along with your family members for winter travel. The traction management system of the Honda Pilot allows you to comfortably navigate snowy or icy roads with the touch of a button. Drivers feel exceptionally safe in this model because of the elevated vantage point it offers in navigating heavy traffic during peak commuting times.

3. The Honda HR-V 


The Honda HR-V receives consistently excellent reviews and features an impressive 141-horsepower engine. Even in driving through rough conditions, the Honda HR-V offers a smooth ride that will make commuting during winter months a bit more bearable. With the Honda HR-V, you do not have to sacrifice comfort for stability and power. Even though this vehicle has a generous interior and all the power that you need, it still gets about 34 miles per gallon on the highway. Drivers love the easy handling and control that they get from the Honda HR-V, which makes driving through winter weather less unnerving.

4. The Honda Ridgeline 


The beauty of the Honda Ridgeline is that you get all of the convenience of having a truck without having to compromise on comfort or style. Snowy roads will not be a problem for you in the Honda Ridgeline, thanks to its 3.5-liter, V-6 engine with 282-horsepower capability. You can even tow up to 5,000 pounds in the Honda Ridgeline, which makes it a versatile option for your winter driving. One of the things that owners of the Honda Ridgeline love about this vehicle is that it combines all the sporty functions of a truck with the style and easy navigation of a car. In addition, the Ridgeline offers more than adequate cargo space on the inside to keep your gear out of the winter elements.

5. The Honda Civic


This model is the ultimate choice for reliability and affordability. It is adored by owners who appreciate its dependability and easy handling. If you spend any significant amount of time in the car commuting to work, you will make your ride much more enjoyable in a Honda Civic, which comes with all of the modern amenities without an inflated price tag. Even the baseline version of the Honda Civic is a classy and convenient option for daily commuters. Its compact exterior also allows for easy parking and a great turning radius in tight areas.


One of the things that will give drivers of the Honda Civic a much more relaxed ride during winter weather is this model's precise steering. Drivers generally remark that they enjoy the control and responsive handling in driving the Honda Civic. Even though this car is more compact than an SUV, it still has an interior with a comfortable and spacious feel.





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