What kind of cars drive good in the snow?
Is a heavier car better in snow?
And while some people believe a heavy vehicle is better for snowy or slippery roads, Cox says they're wrong. Lighter definitely is better. In other words, while a heavier vehicle can get a deeper grip, more mass is going to be more difficult to stop and to steer.
Can you put snow chains on rental car?
Most rental car companies do not allow you to use snow chains on their rental vehicles. In fact, doing so may void any insurance that you purchase for the trip, making you liable for damages if they do occur. You could also be charged a fine for using snow chains if the rental company finds out.
The main benefit of driving a crossover above a sedan is ground clearance. As crossovers' bodies are higher above the road, they're better at traversing deep snow and are less likely to get snow packed in the wheel wells. While it's not the biggest vehicle class on the road, crossovers are taller than sedans.
The Toyota Tacoma is well-suited to snow driving thanks to multiple features such as four-wheel drive that make navigating harsh winter conditions easier. It also has Traction Control, Brake Assist, ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and an impressive ground clearance.
A Toyota Corolla should have no problems handling the occasional light or medium snow. However, deep snow may present a problem for any Corolla model. In this light, we'd advise getting a bigger Toyota model such as the RAV4 or Tacoma truck if your region gets thick snow regularly.
Do 4 wheel drive trucks need snow chains? Yes, 4-wheel drives will require snow chain tires if the snow requirement stipulates that. If you have snow tread tires on all 4 wheels you will not be required to fit snow chains unless the conditions are bad enough.
Tire chains for cars should only be used if there is a layer of snow or ice on the road. Using chains on bare pavement can cause substantial damage to both your tires and the road itself. It always pays to be careful when driving in freezing conditions, but chains require a whole new level of attention and care.
AWD is fine for most normal snow conditions or for light-duty, off-pavement excursions on dirt roads or slippery surfaces. If you'll be driving in severe snow or true off-road situations, or if you're interested in pursuing off-roading as a hobby, you should opt for a vehicle with 4WD and lots of ground clearance.