Recommend a vehicle for mountain and snow highway
My driving patterns are about to change from entirely city driving, to doing occasional trips (one return trip every couple months) through BC/AB mountains, so I am looking to replace my current older vehicle with something more suitable.
-Prefer to be higher up with more heft than a sedan (wildlife collision spooked me from driving sedan on the highway)
-Prefer a higher-end/luxury fit & finish
-AWD and excellent handling for the hills and twists of the Coquihalla Highway & Rogers Pass in the winter.
-Open to either used wiithin a few model years, or new.
-Budget up to $60K, though 50K would sure be nice.
I have always driven a V6 so I am used to and enjoy a peppy ride. I get that it might not fit with my other requirements.
Please let me know any vehicles you think I should be looking at.