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Best Rental Cars for Winter Driving

Rental cars parked at the parking area during winter season

Are you planning to rent a car for winter driving in the United States? Some people would suggest renting an SUV or a four-wheel drive, but it really depends on where you are going. With so many rental cars to choose from, it sometimes makes it difficult to pick a vehicle for your next trip. To help you decide which type of car to choose for winter, VroomVroomVroom has compiled some recommendations below.

Best car brands for winter driving

  • Chevrolet Spark - This vehicle is perfect for couples and for groups of 4 if you are not bringing too much luggage. No need to worry about driving at night since it features projector headlamps with LED Park Lamps as well as heated and power folding side mirrors.
  • Toyota RAV4 - Drive with confidence as it features an innovative All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system with Dynamic Torque Control for optimum traction. Experience comfort while driving on chilly nights with its heated front seats.
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee - This SUV is equipped with an advanced 4x4 system that helps get the vehicle through areas where others get stuck or when the weather gets rough. It also features heated exterior mirrors to give visibility even on foggy days.
  • Ford Escape - This cost-efficient SUV has EcoBoost engines that feature an Auto Start-Stop Technology to help lower the fuel consumption thus making it ideal for long drives. Carrying your winter ski items? This vehicle has a hands-free liftgate that allows you to open it by simply kicking your foot under the bumper.
  • Subaru Outback - This standard all-wheel drive SUV has the highest highway MPG compared to its competitors. It has LED steering responsive headlights and high beam assist perfect for driving in the snow at night.

Most popular winter rental cars in the USA

If you didn't find anything in our list, then you may want to check out what our customers prefer renting during the winter season. Based on our own data, we have come up with the most booked rental cars in the United States in winter.

  1. Toyota RAV4(10.61%)
  2. Nissan Versa(8.39%)
  3. Ford Focus(5.83%)
  4. Toyota Corolla(5.21%)
  5. Volkswagen Jetta(4.07%)
  6. Mitsubishi Mirage (3.53%)
  7. Jeep Compass (3.16%)
  8. Chevrolet Spark (3.02%)
  9. Nissan Quest (2.96%)
  10. Ford Fusion(2.87%)

Note: Results were based on VroomVroomVroom's car rental bookings (December 21, 2018, to March 20, 2019)


When booking a car rental for winter . . .

Make sure to choose wisely to ensure that you and your passengers remain safe on the road since driving during wintertime can be very dangerous. It is important that you use all-season tires and check their condition, including the spare tire, before leaving, and to check the air pressure when you stop at a gas station. Take note that when you book a rental car with VroomVroomVroom, there is no guarantee of getting the exact model, but you will be getting a similar vehicle.