Although the current winter has been mild, we at Hawk Joliet know that the real Illinois winter weather may hit at anytime. Therefore, we wanted to do some research on the best cars for winter weather before we are forced to deal with snow and ice.
The best vehicles for snow are going to be ones that can maximize traction, despite snow, ice, and rain. Tires make a big difference in car’s ability to keep grip on the road, so no matter what vehicle it is, all tires should be properly inflated with the correct depth of tread.
All-Wheel Drive is a great feature that helps cars start up on slippery surfaces. It won’t help as much with stopping distance though, so do not become overconfident in your driving, and still use caution.
The top of almost every online winter vehicle list is at least one or more Subaru. The Subaru Outback, XV Crosstrek, Forester, and WRX have great traction with solid handling. The Audi Q5 is another solid choice found on many lists of top winter vehicles. Some of the other great vehicles for winter driving include the Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, and the Ford Expedition.
If you are interested in seeing these vehicles, or others that would help make your winter driving easier, stop by Hawk Joliet to see our selection of cars. We would be happy to help you find the best fit for your winter driving.