Winter driving can be both frustrating and dangerous, making it especially important to have a good car. Several Toyota models are built for snow-covered roads, including trucks, crossovers, and SUV models. From fine-tuned suspensions to all-wheel drive technologies, you’ll be glad you bought a Toyota when the snow hits.
The Toyota Tacoma and Tundra offer several features that are great for the winter, though most people don’t think of pickups when they hear “winter vehicle.” The Tacoma is rugged, with a tall ride height and intelligent 4x4 system that is great for off-roading and slippery surfaces. In fact, the 2016 model was named the Peterson’s 4x4 of the Year. The Tundra just sounds like a winter-ready vehicle, and the TRD Pro trim is especially versatile. This trim includes a TRD-tuned suspension, dual exhaust, and aluminum skid plates. The Tundra also comes with Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) and an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (A-LSD) for added handling.
When it comes to crossovers and SUVs, the RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, and Land Cruiser each come with a unique range of features to help make driving in the snow easier than ever. Dynamic Torque Control, all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspensions, and available Driver Select Modes keep you in control, and the optional Toyota Safety Sense gives you added peace of mind.
New Toyota models also come standard with a range of safety features, including the innovative Star Safety System. The system includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).
Want a car that’s eco-friendly yet capable? Check out the RAV4 Hybrid and the Highlander Hybrid. These give you the high-tech and high-performance designs as standard gasoline models, without burning up fuel and with fewer emissions. Who says a white winter means you can’t go green?
For more information on winter-friendly Toyota models, stop by Krause Toyota today! Visit our service center for information on winter maintenance and winter tires as well.