I am driving my Kia Forte koup from long island to gilbert az starting in mid January. Me and my partner have only done 8 hour driving trips to Cali, nothing like this but we are ready to take it on. In my opinion, I think it would be smartest to drive the southern most route to avoid any real chance of blizzards and other winter weather. Even though we are leaving from NY I have no real experience driving in snow, and I don't think my two door is really equipped for it either. My father told me he drove from LA to NY passing through Phoenix, Georgia and up the east coast but I cannot seem to find any websites with this route. I guess I am just posting for any advise since neither of us have done this before. Thank you in advance.