Car reviews: Is 4-wheel drive a necessity when it snows?

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When the snow starts to fall, a vehicle with 4-wheel drive seems appealing. But, is the seasonal utility worth the cost? That's the question car-guy Brian Champagne asks in this week's review.



  • Jeff Krogue

    Nope, from what I’ve seen front wheel drive, low center of gravity, stability control, abs do great in the snow. Every time I saw a suv or pick up slide off the interstate the first thing they do when they hit the shoulder is flip over. Its crazy people buy them thinking they are safe for snow country. I will say front wheel drive mini vans are always the first to get stuck in the snow though. All that being said it cant hurt to have an all wheel drive car like an audi or subaru.

    • beavis

      Minivans are the first to go on the snow because their drivers are the most inept (distracted mommies). FWD with snow tires is best all round for the average driver. AWD with snow tires requires more respect since they more easily achieve higher speeds. Staying put till the roads are clear trumps all.

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