Arkansas, like many other states, has to deal with a wide range of weather, from the stifling to the icy. This means drivers need vehicles that can handle the heat while also helping them get through slippery conditions. In years past, options such as the Impreza and Lincoln MKT have been top sellers in Arkansas, but let’s see if they made the cut for the top selling cars in 2012.
Ford Escape – For those who want good gas mileage and the ability to handle snow and ice, the Escape is available with all-wheel drive and is extremely affordable as well.
Mazda CX-5 – The CX-5 might be a surprise to some, but the crossover offers all-wheel drive, which means it will provide traction when it’s needed. However, it also has high fuel economy as well, so you’ll be saving cash on those longer trips across the plains.
Subaru Outback Wagon – The Outback wagon offers the AWD needed for snow and ice, but also provides ample space to keep everyone comfortable on longer drives. The 24/30 mpg city/highway fuel economy is a huge bonus for a vehicle this size too.
Audi Quattro A4 – The Quattro A4 offers sport steering as well as all-wheel drive, which makes it great for both wet and dry weather. It is also a luxury option that offers plenty of space and improved handling.
Subaru Impreza – The Impreza makes it to the list due to its overall fuel efficiency and its symmetrical all-wheel drive. This makes it a great year-round vehicle, regardless of what the weather may bring.
Arkansas drivers need vehicles that can help them deal with a range of weather. These top five selling cars in 2012 do just that, with most offering an affordable purchase price, great handling and savings at the pump throughout the year.