2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
I live in a small town in Alaska where owning the right vehicle is a life or death matter. You don't want to lose it on some desolate highway, stuck in a snowbank, waiting for someone to drive by while your breath forms sheets of ice on the inside of the windows. Been there! I have driven this Liberty in the nastiest weather and it handles like it was made for snow. I recommend the Selec-Trac 4 wheel drive system over the optional Command-Trac, which is more like AWD with a 4 low option. Whether there's 6 inches of fresh snow on the road, slush, ice, or I'm just bouncing down the trail to my favorite fishing hole, this Jeep was made for Alaska!
Selec-trac 4 wheel drive system, stereo, and outside temp gauge (handy for determining if that shine on the road is ice or water)
Would prefer a swing-out tailgate for a rear-mounted spare. Spare under the rig can be a real hassle in most situations.