What is the best small car in snow
Something with an all wheel drive, take your pick...
The real question should be: "What are the best tires in snow" as a car has to turn and stop, sometimes on ice- this is the dangerous part, the stopping, and it doesn't matter what kinda "drive" it is when stopping on snow and ice- the same four tires have your life riding on them- that said, I would get that new little Fiat AWD because it's easy to push, and it's cool! and put some really good tires on it-
If your on a budget, I would get a used Suzuki SX4 with AWD.