The all-rounder – Citroen C4 Cactus

From £12,990

Have you ever seen a cactus in the snow? Well you have now, thanks to Citroen’s perennial puncher. Built like a tank and just as robust, this machine is both practical and affordable considering its size. Those quirky ‘Airpump’ panels on the side aren’t just a novelty either, as they can withstand and absorb any bumps or dings you face on your journey.

The economy option – Dacia Duster

From £9,495

It’s all well and good talking about buying a new car, but we don’t all have ‘new car’ money lying around. Well not to worry, because at just £9,495 the Dacia Duster is the cheapest off-roader in the UK today. Sure there are some compromises at that price – most notably its styling – but its handling and durability is where it makes it up.

The sensible driver – Nissan X-Trail

From £21,995

Take the road less traveled this winter with the Nissan X-Trail, the seven-seat SUV with room for all the family. No seriously, you could have your Christmas dinner in there it’s that spacious. Let’s not forget about the handling though, because that’s what makes it a contender for one of the best cars for winter driving. Smooth, sophisticated and a whole lot of fun. Read More: