How does the Toyota Corolla drive in snow?
Driving in winter can be stressful, especially when you have a older vehicle that just can’t handle snowy and icy conditions anymore. Now is a great time to buy a new vehicle that has impressive winter driving capabilities. To help you find that perfect vehicle, we’re going to take a look at how the Toyota Corolla drives in snow. Even though it is a smaller sized vehicle, you might be surprised by its many capabilities.
Toyota Corolla Winter Driving Capabilities
The Toyota Corolla comes standard with a 1.8 litre, 16 valve double overhead cam engine that is able to generate 132 horsepower and 128 lb.ft. of torque. It also gets an estimated average of 8.4 city/6.4 highway L/100 km, which means you won’t have to fuel up as often in the cold. The 2016 Corolla also comes standard with LED headlamps. They produce a light pattern that imitates the natural sunlight, which means you will have exceptional nighttime vision and they will help you see through snow and sleet.
The Corolla also has heated front seats that come standard on the LE and LE ECO trims. This feature will make sure that you stay nice and warm no matter what the weather is like outside. The Corolla also has front wheel drive that pushes the weight to the front, so it can gain more traction on slick roads. Its front wheel drive combined with winter tires will be able to handle just about anything winter can throw your way. The key to safe winter driving is all about the tires and making sure your vehicle has maximum traction when roads are covered in ice, snow and slush.
If you are interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Corolla, or you’re ready to switch to winter tires, call or visit Go Toyota on the Trail. We will be able to set you up with a test drive or a service appointment to make sure you have a vehicle that can handle harsh Edmonton winters. Stop in before winter hits!