Stuck in a snow storm? Lost on an icy road? The hazards of driving in winter are real, especially if you’re not accustomed to dealing with the wide range of difficult conditions Canadian winters throw at us. Any Canadian worthy of the name, mind you, is at least minimally experienced and skilled at taking on winter driving in all its glory.
Whether you participate in winter-driving training sessions like Porsche Camp4 Canada, or practice your techniques on a deserted parking lot covered in snow and ice, or else on a small country road flanked by snow banks that serve as convenient safety barriers, there is more than one way to hone your skills in winter while having fun.
Some vehicles are obviously better designed and equipped than others to help you get through the cold months of the year; it also makes a difference which winter tires you run on. We put together a list of the top 10 vehicles for enjoying your driving experience this winter. You may be surprised by some of those that made the cut!
Audi A4 allroad
We start with Audi, and the reason is fairly clear: the brand is responsible for developing the legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system. Over eight million vehicles equipped with that technology have now been sold around the world. It greatly improves safety and enhances the driving experience, even on snow and ice – check out our review of the Audi A4 allroad.