Best New Cars for Snow Driving

Best New Cars for Snow Driving

Especially here in Buffalo, NY – Mother Nature can play a significant role in the road conditions you experience on a daily basis. No other season presents more challenges for drivers than winter. Snow, sleet, slush, and ice on the road can reduce traction, impair visibility, and increase the potential for danger both day and night. In order to stay safe and prepared for the unknowns that winter can present, it’s essential to choose the right type of vehicle for maximum confidence and peace of mind. For this reason, our team at Basil Family Dealerships has created this helpful guide that lists our top choices for the best cars, trucks, and SUVs for driving in the winter. With features like all-wheel drive, active safety technologies, heated seating surfaces, and much more – you’ll have no trouble choosing the right ride to conquer winter!


Best Luxury Sedan for Winter Driving – Cadillac CT5

Cadillac CT5

All Wheel Drive (Avaiable)

Heated Seats (Available)

Remote Engine Start (Standard)

24-Hour Roadside Assistance (Standard)

If you’re looking for a stylish luxury sedan that’s up to the challenge of dealing with harsh winter weather driving conditions, look no further than the dynamic Cadillac CT5. While the Cadillac name has been synonymous with world-class luxury and limitless innovation, the CT5 also carries a reputation for outstanding all-weather performance that makes it the perfect companion for your winter commute.

Drivers have their choice of either a standard 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine or a muscular 3.0L Twin Turbo V6 engine, each paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Especially important when the roads turn slippery, the CT5 can also be equipped with an available all-wheel drive system for maximum control. Standard remote start helps you warm up the interior to your liking while available heated seats keep things nice and toasty throughout the commute. Finally, standard OnStar connected services means that you’re never alone on the road in the event you need some assistance.

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Best Compact SUV for Winter Driving – Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Winter

All Wheel Drive (Avaiable)

Heated Seats (Available)

Remote Engine Start (Available)

24-Hour Roadside Assistance (Standard)

Searching for a vehicle that combines versatility with style and innovative tech? The capable Volkswagen Tiguan is the ultimate winter-weather SUV thanks to an extensive list of premium standard features and go-anywhere performance capabilities. In addition to outstanding efficiency, the standard 2.0L TSI® 16-valve DOHC inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and 8-speed automatic transmission can also be paired with the confidence of 4MOTION® all-wheel drive.

Offering an escape from the elements, the upscale cabin of the Volkswagen Tiguan is packed with plenty of luxurious comfort features including standard heated front seats. Other highlights include a Hands-free Easy Open & Easy Close remote power rear liftgate, perfect for when the snow starts to fly and you need to access the cargo area. An available remote start system and roadside assistance coverage included for 3 years / 36,000 miles round out the impressive list of reasons why the Tiguan is our pick for the best compact SUV for winter driving.

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Best Hybrid for Winter Driving – Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Winter

All Wheel Drive (Avaiable)

Heated Seats (Available)

Remote Engine Start (Available)

24-Hour Roadside Assistance (Standard)

Drivers looking for a way to maximize their fuel economy while still staying safe and confident in winter driving conditions should shift their focus towards the iconic Toyota Prius. While you’re probably familiar with the remarkable efficiency of the Prius, featuring up to 58 city MPG, this popular hybrid also stands out with another practical feature. Available Electronic On-Demand Compact All-Wheel Drive (AWD-e) provides you with the control and confidence you need to stay safe in harsh winter weather conditions.

Its sophisticated interior provides the perfect complement to the striking exterior of the Prius. Freezing temperatures are no match for the optional SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats, perfect for staying warm on a cold winter morning. An available wireless charging pad also comes in handy for keeping your phone charged up in case of an emergency. Available Toyota Connected Services featuring a remote start system and standard roadside assistance coverage are two other great reasons to choose the Toyota Prius for your winter driving needs.

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Best Full-Size Pickup Truck for Winter Driving – GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Four Wheel Drive (Avaiable)

Heated Seats (Available)

Remote Engine Start (Available)

24-Hour Roadside Assistance (Standard)

When it comes to performing in some of the most difficult situations, the GMC Sierra has built its reputation on long-lasting quality and go-anywhere performance that’s ready to help you go the distance. Its robust engine lineup consists of four distinct options, each available with the confidence of a push-button 4WD system including an available locking rear differential. Step up to the Sierra Denali and you’ll receive the Denali Premium Suspension with Adaptive Ride Control – helping your truck automatically adjust to the road surface conditions for maximum control and stability in slippery situations.

Offering the ideal escape from frigid temperatures and icy precipitation, the premium interior of Sierra Denali models offers plenty of creature comforts. Available genuine leather upholstery features heating functions for both the first and second rows of seats, keeping all occupants warm and toasty for the journey. AT4 trim levels boast all-weather floor mats and door sill guards to combat slush and snow from entering the cabin. Before you head out for the morning, one touch of a button on the keyfob can start your Sierra to pre-heat the cabin. Standard OnStar connected services are also standing by to provide assistance in the event that you need it.

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