What is a cheap car that is good in the snow?

Asked by Mar 03, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I need a good cheap car for a teenager that also works well in the snow.

2 Answers

315

I would recommend something with front wheel drive, to have the weight of the engine on the axle that has the traction... beyond that, it's a toss up as far as I know...

655

Definitely front-wheel drive, but you want a car with a high aspect ratio (narrow) tires. Wide tires are great for handling on drive payment, but are utterly worthless in the snow. So, avoid the high-performance version of any particular car (too many to list here), make sure the car has traction control and second-gear startup capability if it's an automatic.

Your Answer

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Shortcuts

Shopping & Pricing Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    16,620
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    7,790
  • #3
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    5,980
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.