Best Toyota Models for Winter Driving

Best Toyota Models for Winter Driving

If you live in the New England area, you are no stranger to snow or winter driving. From year to year, our area receives overwhelming amounts of snow, making driving to work or taking the kids to school a treacherous proposition at best. At this time of year, it is even more important to have a vehicle that can handle heavy snowfall and get you and your family safely to your destination. If you live in Enfield, CT or any of the surrounding communities, Gale Toyota has an excellent inventory of new Toyota models, many of which are well-suited for driving in the snow. Find the best Toyota models for winter driving right here at Gale Toyota and make driving in snow a much safer circumstance.

Toyota offers a wide range of models for many different driving situations, but when the winter comes to the New England region in full force, all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models provide a serious advantage. From the award-winning Toyota RAV4 compact crossover equipped with Toyota’s Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive to the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series trim with four-wheel drive, the Toyota fleet of crossovers, SUVs and trucks has what you need to make it through even the most extreme winter conditions. These Toyota models are equipped for driving through the snow and will get you and your family where you need to go safely.

Stop in at Gale Toyota today and take one of our well-equipped Toyota models for a test drive and see how it handles extreme winter weather.

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All-Wheel Drive Toyota Models

All-wheel drive (AWD) Toyota models are some of the most capable and innovative on the road and will go a long way towards getting you through the winter. Toyota’s Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive is an advanced system that will amplify your capabilities in all weather and road conditions. This full-time AWD system continuously and automatically monitors the level of torque between the front and rear axles, transferring torque to either the front or rear axle when additional traction is required.

Available torque for these versatile AWD Toyota models is distributed as necessary and can range from a 100:0 ratio to a 50:50 ratio between the front and rear axles. Toyota models that can be equipped with all-wheel drive include the Toyota RAV4, Venza, Highlander and the Toyota Sienna. If you are looking for a new family vehicle that can handle winter driving conditions, these AWD Toyota models fit the bill, particularly the Toyota Sienna, which is the only minivan available with all-wheel drive.

Four-Wheel Drive Toyota Models

All-wheel drive models are well-equipped for typical winter driving, but what about when things get really extreme? When the snowfall gets extreme as it oftentimes does in the New England area, four-wheel drive (4WD) will get you where you need to go. Featuring innovative 4WD systems, four-wheel drive Toyota models are some of the best Toyota models for winter driving. The primary difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is that 4WD is a part-time system that is driver activated. Four-wheel drive models employ a transfer case which delivers equal amounts of power and torque to each wheel.

These four-wheel drive Toyota models are designed and built to dominate off-road situations, so winter driving becomes a walk in the park for these models. Toyota models that can be equipped with four-wheel drive include the Toyota 4Runner, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra and the luxury, off-road monster Toyota Land Cruiser. If you really want to up the ante this winter the Toyota TRD Pro Series models employ performance-tuned components to amplify off-road capabilities. When you are faced with heavy snow and tough winter driving conditions, Toyota models are some of the best equipped on the road, so take advantage today at Gale Toyota.

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