The days are short, the nights are cold and the chances of encountering rain, snow, sleet or some other form of weather-related treachery during the course of any daily drive are at their peak. It just may be time to consider upgrading your current ride for one more befitting the season. To help you ponder the possibilities, we've put together a list of our Top 10 Winter Driving Vehicles for 2012. Although this purposefully diverse roster includes a full spectrum of highly capable alternatives, all share one common trait: Each boasts some type of user-friendly all-wheel drive system that can help keep you on the road - figuratively and literally - as you head to your final destination. Whether that journey involves a mundane commute to work or a well-deserved weekend getaway to a favorite ski resort is up to you.