Christmas may be over, but the weather outside is still frightful. At least in some parts of the country. drivers may not have much to worry about when it comes to preparing for ice and snow on the roads, but since we’re still in the holiday season, chances are that some Floridians may be heading north to visit family and friends. With that and northerly drivers in mind, Kelly Blue Book (KBB) has announced its list of top 10 winter vehicles.

The important thing to remember when you’re driving north in the winter – especially when you’re used to southern temps – is that winter weather can affect cars in a number of ways. Whether it’s sleet, ice, snow or rain, driving in the winter is instantly more complicated than driving in the summer or calmer temperatures. Naples drivers may not have much to worry about in their own neighborhoods, but Naples car dealers know that road trips are the perfect opportunity to choose a winter-friendly vehicle.

Important things to keep in mind across all media categories include all-wheel or four-wheel drive and traction maintenance to combat slippery surfaces. Above all else, keeping your car firmly planted on the road ahead of you is the goal, especially as you travel hundreds or thousands of miles to visit the ones you love.

For drivers heading out of Ft. Myers, the Subaru Outback is a fantastic option, making KBB’s top 10 list. Ranking number two on the list is the Subaru Impreza, which beat out competitors from Toyota, Acura, Ford, Honda, Audi Chevrolet and Jeep.

Now that you’ve picked up your Outback or Impreza from your Naples car dealer, it’s important to keep in mind other winter driving tips, including keeping your tank almost full at all times, investing in tire chains, checking your wipers and battery, filling up on washer fluid and keeping your phone on you throughout your entire trip.

None of this is to say that the Outback and Impreza don’t perform well on Florida streets. Indeed, they’re just as impressive when passing under palm trees as evergreens. Now all you have to do is see for yourself.