Top 10 Ski Cars

The crisp air and the murmurs of New Year’s resolutions can only mean one thing: it’s time for ski season!  Whether you’re a skier, a snowboarder, a snowshoer, or just sipping hot cocoa in the lodge, take a look at 2016’s top 10 ski cars.  This list contains ten serious ski mobiles.  Rankings are an aggregate of top 5 and top 10 lists from AutoTrader, Edmunds, Kiplinger, Forbes, Yahoo Autos, MSN Autos, Jalopnik, and others, with a Puget Sound flair thrown in for good measure.  Hop in one of these bad boys and head up to the bunny hill.  Winter is coming, so check out our top 10 ski cars!

Subaru Impreza Hatchback

Fuel economy, Subaru’s AWD, and the cheapest price tag on the list.  Plus, the hatchback provides a little extra cargo.

Subaru Impreza Top 10 Ski Cars

Audi Allroad

Ranked #1 by a number of sources, the extra clearance, Audi engineering and wagon body means more friends and more fun.

Audi All-road Avant - Top 10 Ski Cars
Audi Allroad


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Subaru Outback

A staple on the slopes, head up to your local hill and you’ll see a ton of Outbacks for good reason.  This puppy’s got 8.7″ of ground clearance, standard roof rails, standard AWD, and a sweet price tag for those features ($23,320).

Subaru Outback - Top 10 Ski Cars
Subaru Outback

Volvo XC70 AWD

Brought to you by Sweden, the country that lives half the year in winter.  The XC70 can be equipped with heated mirrors, heated seats, heated wipers, heated steering wheel, and a heated windshield.  Volvo brings a lot of heat.

Volvo XC 70 - Top 10 Ski Cars
2008 Volvo XC 70

BMW X5 w/ x-drive

BMW’s mid-sized crossover: German engineering, AWD added to BMW’s already excellent handling, and Roof Rails for ski’s!

08 BMW X5 - TRED Top 10 Ski Cars
2008 BMW X5

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Rugged off-road capability (3 4WD systems to choose from, 11.3″ of clearance) meets interior comforts you didn’t expect in a Jeep (refined interior, power lift gate, heated steering wheel).

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - TRED Top 10 Ski Cars
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Great balance of performance (290HP), comfort (3 zone climate control, heated/vented seats), and convenience (16.2″ split screen entertainment) so everyone has a good time on those long road trips.

2010 Acura MDX snow - TRED Top 10 Ski Cars
2010 Acura MDX

Chevy Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe makes the list because of its 5.3L V8 Engine, 4WD, and 8,500lbs towing capacity.  No other vehicle on this list allows you to bring a party (ski mobiles/camper) and the people (8 person capacity).

2009-chevy-tahoe - TRED Top 10 Ski Cars
2009 Chevy Tahoe

Toyota Sienna AWD

It’s the only minivan available with AWD so it’s the best way to get the entire junior ski team up to the mountain.

Toyota Sienna - TRED Top 10 Ski Cars
Toyota Sienna

Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Ski resorts use it to clear acres of snow.  You can use it to escape the apocalypse!

8f25f_mercedes-benz-unimog - TRED Top 10 Ski Cars
Mercedes-benz Unimog

Last but not least, if you’re looking for a car that ice skates, check out the Bentley GT Continental:


Bentley GT Continental, capturing the World Ice Speed Record

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