If you live in the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, or Trevose area, then you understand that you should be prepared for snowstorms during the winter months. Yet, there may be times when you have to drive on snowy roads. That’s why it’s vital to have the right vehicle that can handle extreme weather.
At Faulkner Auto Group, we want to help keep you safe this winter. That’s why we compiled a list of the best cars in the snow. Discover our top picks and contact us to take any of them on a test drive.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee handles very well in the snow, thanks to the available Quadra-Drive® II 4×4 system.
It’ll transfer up to 100% of engine torque to a single wheel if needed, so you get optimum traction in the snow or even when off-roading. In fact, as Jeep’s most advanced 4×4 system, it can deliver top-notch off-roading capability.
In addition, the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System can give you maximum grip on specific road surfaces. There are five settings to choose from, including Snow, Sand, and Mud, so no terrain would be a match for the Grand Cherokee.
Since weather and road conditions can change in an instant, you need an SUV that’s always one step ahead. That’s where the Mazda CX-9 comes in.
It has an available predictive i-ACTIV AWD® system that can help give you great peace of mind. That’s because it’ll monitor everything from outside temperatures to braking patterns to determine if all-wheel drive is needed. Then, it’ll adjust power delivery to help given optimal traction before wheel slip can occur on ice or snow.
Even when the weather is perfect, though, i-ACTIV AWD® will still work to help improve road grip. That way, you can feel confident traveling anywhere, snow or shine.
The Subaru Outback crossover was built to handle any terrain, any time of the year. A big contributing factor is the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.
This system was designed to optimize both traction and balance on the road. It lies along the centerline of the vehicle, so that weight distribution is perfectly balanced between each side to help provide top-notch performance.
Plus, the AWD system continuously keeps the power routed to all four wheels. Whether you’re traveling in the snow, rain, or rougher terrain, you’ll always have a solid connection to whatever path you’re on.
The last car on our list is the Volvo XC90. Like the Subaru, this SUV comes standard in all-wheel drive. The advanced AWD system with Instant Traction™ comes with an electronic management system that continuously monitors the following:
- Speed of wheels
- Engine torque and speed
When driving conditions change, wheels with the best grip will get the most power. If a tire loses traction, power is reduced in that wheel and instantly sent to the ones that are sure-footed. The process is done seamlessly and helps keep you safe in the wintertime.
Survive Winter in a Car Made for Snow
No matter which automobile you opt for, you can rest assured that they’ll help keep you safe. To see how well these SUVS can perform on the snowy streets of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose, contact Faulkner Auto Group to test drive them today!