With winter almost upon us, luxury car shopping doesn’t mean having to trade premium features for utility. In fact, the best vehicles from several high-end automakers let you drive in style while staying warm and safe year-round. On top of these luxury aspects, these cars have features built in to make treacherous conditions more manageable. If you live in a snowy climate, you can’t pause life because of the outdoor conditions, which means you need a car that can handle them.

If a winter-ready, luxury-brand car is on your holiday list, AxleGeeks identified 25 models — all priced between $30,000 and $50,000 — keep your driving experience showy when it gets snowy. We’ve ranked the list from most to least expensive.

#25. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Even the 2016 Evoque’s safety features are luxurious. Some of the premium features from the British marque include torque vectoring, a terrain response system, intelligent stop and start, and four-wheel drive with the make’s Active Driveline System.

#24. 2016 Lincoln MKS

Lincoln’s flagship model, this full-size luxury sedan’s elegance inside and out doesn’t diminish its toughness in the face of all types of bad weather. Go for the all-wheel drive model, and with Ford’s Curve Control feature, the MKS will apply its four-wheel braking and throttle reduction to handle wayward twists in the road.

This is the last year Lincoln will produce the MKS. It retails for $41,005 standard.

#23. 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country

No matter what turf this sport wagon’s wheels touch, the V60 Cross Country comes standard with Haldex all-wheel drive to handle the most uncertain weather conditions. There’s also an automatic hill descent control that helps with icy-road conditions.

#22. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

At $40,950, opting for this midsize luxury SUV means tapping into premium amenities like the luxe Interior Package. Standard features that ensure safety on snowy roads include smart detection that alerts drivers of blind spots and automatic brake assist.

#21. 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Through the car’s power steering, suspension sensors and built-in computer, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class can detect strong side winds that can upset the car’s stability at highway speeds.

#20. 2016 BMW X3

The X3’s intelligent wheel-slip detector is built with a rear-wheel bias to maximize traction and handling when surfaces get slippery. Combine that with a lane departure warning feature and the X3’s affordable $40,950 is a smart deal this winter.

#19. 2016 Audi Q5

Passenger safety and comfort exist in the interior of the Q5 SUV. Its tri-zone automatic climate control caters to the individual temperature preferences of each rear-seat occupant. An MSRP of $40,900 places the Q5 at $2,740 below the cost of its competitors.

#18. 2016 BMW 2 Series

The 228i xDrive convertible might be summer-ready, but can be winter-proof with a nominal $700 upgrade to BMW’s Cold Weather Package, which includes luxury-themed, retractable headlight washers, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

#17. 2016 Audi A5

Combining style with function, the 2.0-liter turbo A5 comes with two wheel choices: an Audi sport 10-spoke design, or a 5-arm dynamic design, both 18 inches and fitted with all-season tires for maximum traction in any road condition.

#16. 2016 Lexus IS 300

One outstanding feature of the Lexus IS 300 is the performance driving mode selector attached to its 8-speed sport transmission. With this, you can toggle the traction control on or off, or select “snow” mode for increased responsiveness during snowfall. Also of note is its touch-based climate control, which lets you change cabin temperatures with the swipe of a finger.

#15. 2016 Volvo XC70

All-wheel drive and a muscular 250 horsepower — 10 more HP than others in its class — make for some powerful traction when it’s needed. Volvo’s luxury wagon starts at $38,600.

#14. 2016 Volvo XC60

While the base XC60 comes with a front-wheel drivetrain, Volvo buyers who want to weather those storms will want to opt for the luxury SUV’s all-wheel-drive upgrade for an additional $1,500.

#13. 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

Uphill or down, the premium compact SUV is more than well-equipped to handle any meteorological situation. Hill Descent Control and Terrain Response are just two features in the Discovery Sport’s driving dynamics portfolio that help drivers navigate the road safely. At $6,185 less than competing SUVs, this Land Rover starts at $37,455.

#12. 2016 Cadillac ATS

The ATS boasts several safety features. According to Cadillac, eight sensors, six radars and two cameras come equipped in the ATS. Most impressive, however, is its Safety Alert Seat, which sends pulsations through the seat cushion to warn you of potential oncoming hazards. The four-door ATS has an MSRP of $37,245.

#11. 2016 Lincoln MKZ

The full-size sedan from Ford’s luxury nameplate comes with an intelligent all-wheel drive function that monitors road conditions at all times, adapting and modifying engine torque to each wheel depending on how slick, icy or dry the pavement is.

#10. 2016 Audi A4

When conditions are cold outside, it’s nice and toasty inside with the A4’s tri-zone automatic climate control. Starting at $37,000, the A4 is a step up from the A3, handling the road with both ruggedness and precision expected from the German marque.

#9. 2016 Acura RDX

With rain-sensing wipers, blind-spot detection, all-wheel drive and performance braking, it’s no surprise that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave this luxury crossover top marks in several safety categories.

#8. 2016 Infiniti QX50

There is no such thing as blind spots for this model. The QX50’s around-view monitor uses four exterior cameras around the vehicle to provide a 360-degree view so lane changes are easy and awareness isn’t hampered when the weather is bad.

#7. 2016 Audi Q3

Starting at $35,800, the premium model of the Q3 offers luxury and safety inside and out. A full 16.7 cubic feet of trunk space provides plenty of storage while a rain and light sensor illuminates the way, regardless of the conditions.

#6. 2016 Lincoln MKC

When hail, freezing rain or blinding snow prevents you from viewing the road, Lincoln’s all-wheel drive SUV will do it for you: A high-tech, lane-keeping system will alert you if the car has drifted.

#5. 2016 Volvo S60

Volvo ups the safety quotient with Intellisafe technology on its S60 sport sedan. The built-in feature on the T5 trim level can detect cars or pedestrians ahead when visibility is poor, or keep you in your lane when lane lines are obscured by snow.

#4. 2016 BMW 3 Series

With the 320i xDrive trim level of the 3 Series, BMW owners will enjoy the same intelligent drivetrain as found on the X1, with one extra feature for winter roads: an adaptive suspension system that modifies handling according to weather conditions.

#3. 2015 BMW 2 Series

In addition to the 2 Series’ dynamic traction stability control, which enables your wheels to handle inclement conditions, BMW buyers can add the Driver Assistance Package, which comes equipped with a camera-sensor combo that helps mitigate hazardous driving conditions.

#2. 2015 BMW X1

The rugged-yet-refined X1 is equipped with an intelligent all-wheel drive system called xDrive that redistributes power to the wheels with the best traction whenever wheel slip is detected on wet, icy or slushy surfaces.

#1. 2016 Audi A3

Starting at just over $30,000, it costs a few hundred more to make Audi’s entry-level executive car better prepped for the season with the addition of heated front seats and all-weather floor mats.

Overview of Snowy Season Cars Under $50K