Top 10 Winter Ready RidesBuying Tips & Tricks November 19, 2021
The air on the prairies is brisk and the trees are bare, which can mean only one thing - as our beloved Ned Stark has said many times, “Winter is coming!” With the recent snowfall in Saskatoon, and Alberta and Manitoba slipping into lower temperatures, it’s a great time to upgrade to a vehicle that’s better equipped to handle our Canadian winters. Whether you’re thinking of buying before the next snow storm or trading in a used car in the early days of 2022, we’ve got our top winter vehicles sitting in our (digital) showroom waiting for you.
Jeep is known for manufacturing the best all-terrain vehicles and their Grand Cherokee has a “long legacy of being a capable winter vehicle” (Digital Trends, 2021). With a high ground clearance and 4x4 drivetrain, this vehicle is fantastic for handling high snow piles and slippery roads (Best Ride, 2017). Stay toasty in our 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with its heated seats, heated steering wheel, and dual zone climate control. Want even more control when driving different terrains? Choose our 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X instead and choose between various selectable driving modes like Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud. With room for 5 people, gear, and the chops to handle prairie winters, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is more than suitable for the colder months.
2. Toyota RAV4
Possibly Toyota’s most popular model, the RAV4 has surely solidified the manufacturer’s legacy of producing reliable cars. About 24.9% of RAV4 owners keep their vehicle for “10 years or longer” (Forbes) and it is available in both RWD and AWD. 2019 models and onward were re-designed for higher ground clearance, now riding at about 8.4 inches high (U.S. News, 2019). Drive safely in blizzard conditions with blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and a rear camera in our 2019 Toyota RAV4 LE. Or opt for those features and more, like dual zone climate control, rear cross traffic alert, and selectable driving modes, “including Snow — for enhanced traction” (Your AAA Daily, 2020) with our 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE.