Best Toyota Models for Driving on Snow and Ice
With the kind of winter we have had this year, all of us are probably way too familiar with the danger and uncertainty that accompany driving on snow and ice. One of the biggest assets that your vehicle can have to combat winter driving conditions is all-wheel drive and third-party testing has shown that two Toyota models are head and shoulders above the rest. Take a look at the best Toyota models for driving on snow and ice in the Enfield, CT area right here at Gale Toyota.
AMCI Testing regularly performs third-party testing within the scope of the automotive industry and in recent tests of all-wheel drive vehicles in winter driving conditions, both the 2015 Toyota Sienna and the 2015 Toyota RAV4 easily outperformed the competition. Tested all-wheel drive vehicles were graded in categories of acceleration, traction and handling on ice- and snow-covered roads.
The Toyota Sienna minivan, equipped with class-exclusive, dynamic all-wheel drive aced the testing and outperformed front-wheel drive minivan competitors and matched a popular four-wheel drive SUV in handling. With the ability to provide 50/50 front to rear torque distribution, the Sienna’s all-wheel drive system delivers impeccable traction and handling in the winter. Featuring a more sophisticated Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive system, the Toyota RAV4 monitors and automatically transfers torque in order to optimize traction and performance in all driving situations.
Key categories where these models outperformed the competition include: 0-50 mph acceleration on snow, shorter braking on ice from 30 mph, cornering performance on ice or snow and evasive actions on snow (RAV4 only). While winter is coming to a close, the winter driving conditions of this year may have you considering an all-wheel drive model for next year. If that’s the case, you may want to consider both the Sienna and RAV4, which are the best Toyota models for driving on snow and ice. Stop in today at Gale Toyota and schedule a test drive in one of these impressive models.