What is the best Toyota SUV for snow?
I’m in the market for a new Toyota SUV, but I live somewhere with a long winter so I need a good car for snow as well. What is the best Toyota SUV for driving in the snow?
Pat Roache · Answered on Jan 09, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Considering your local climate is important when buying a new car.
The best Toyota SUVs for snow on the 2023 market are the Toyota Rav4 with AWD and Toyota Rav4 Hybrid.
Let’s take a look at what makes these Toyota SUVs so good for winter driving!
AWD offers much more traction than standard FWD. This drivetrain is an optional upgrade on the gas-powered Rav4 for $1,400, but the Rav4 Hybrid comes standard with electronic on-demand AWD. The standard 2023 Rav4 with AWD starts at $29,375, while the 2023 Rav4 Hybrid starts at $30,725.
To supplement the drivetrain in both SUVs is a Multi-Terrain Select system with a SNOW mode, as well as Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.5+ technology. This tech includes safety features like automatic high beams and a forward collision warning system with automated emergency braking which are holy grails when driving on snow.
Finally, remember to pair your Rav4 with a solid car insurance policy to be as prepared for winter driving as possible. Full-coverage insurance offers great protection against many of the dangers brought on by snowy and icy conditions.
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