What Are the Best Vehicles for Winter Driving?

Winter weather conditions place unique demands on drivers and vehicles alike. Snow, ice, and even the low temperatures themselves can have adverse effects on road safety. However, there are ways you can prepare for the winter months. Certain types of vehicles are better suited for the challenges of the dark months.

SUVs: Crossovers and SUVs are popular choices for drivers looking for winter weather confidence. Higher ground clearance means you'll have an easier time navigating piled up snow, and traditionally good visibility can help you stay aware of what's going on around you. We have plenty of excellent SUV models to choose from like the Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Journey.

Models with All-Wheel Drive: All-wheel drive is an excellent feature to have if you live in a snowy part of the country like Michigan. If one wheel loses traction, all-wheel drive can send power to another to gain better grip and pull you through. You can find all-wheel drive options in models like the Dodge Charger, and Chrysler 300.

Models with Four-Wheel Drive: A robust four-wheel drive system can make it easier to drive through rough winter conditions. This is especially helpful for vehicles like trucks that spend most of their time in rear-wheel drive. Activate four-wheel drive and you'll be ready for the worst. You can find four-wheel drive in models like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500.

Vehicles Equipped with Winter Tires: Although it can be helpful, it's not necessary to have all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive during winter conditions. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive models can excel in snow with the right set of tires. Winter tires are designed with rubber compounds that maintain grip in cold temperatures and with special tread patterns that can gain purchase in slick conditions. We can help you find a winter tire set that fits your vehicle.

If you want to find a new vehicle that's ready for snowy weather or simply prepare your current one with a good set of winter tires, come visit us here at Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Garden City.

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