Ford Fiesta

It’s still small, but not quite as small as the Yaris. It’s a little longer, and a little heavier. More powerful too. But the Ford Fiesta offers still-small 185/60R15 tires.


And with the cold weather pack on an SE trim car, it’s the cheapest new car to offer heated seats. Your butt will thank you on every cold winter morning. Your wallet won’t mind either.

Subaru Impreza

You knew there was going to be a Subaru on the list. After all, what’s winter without all-wheel drive fun? And the Impreza is one of the cheapest new cars to offer all-wheel drive.

What’s more, the new Impreza still feels like a rally car. That means you’ll be blasting down winter roads in long-travel suspension comfort. Pretend you’re Colin McRae on a special stage, and you’ll be on the right track. It’s definitely one of the best winter cars.

Fiat 124

That’s right. The Fiat 124. Fiat’s own Mazda MX-5. Because you need to have fun in the snow too, right? The lightning sharp 124 offers 160 horsepower, which is more than enough for this tiny roadster. It also has a limited slip differential even on the base trim. So it will send power to both wheels when it’s slippery out, keeping you from getting stuck.


And the nice small cabin takes less time to warm up, which means that you should get comfy more quickly. And if it’s nice out, you can still drop that top for some extra sun to fight the March blues. Step up to the Lusso trim and get heated seats to go with your limited slip.

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