Which Vehicles are Good for Really Cold Weather?

By: Whitehorse Toyota   |   03 Mar 2020
2020 toyota camry in snow

Any native to the Yukon knows that we can suffer from temperatures that are so cold it would shock just about everyone else on the planet. It’s the type of cold that catches in your throat and puts ice crystals in your eyelashes faster than you can swig that first cup of coffee. But instead of hiding from our frigid temperatures, we’ve learned how to embrace the cold, adapt and - heck! - maybe even enjoy it, and it sure helps to have a vehicle that you can depend on during the Yukon’s coldest months. That’s why our Whitehorse Toyota team has rounded up some of our favourite Toyota vehicles for conquering the cold weather like a true Northern native!

2019 toyota tacoma

Plow Through Snow With Four-Wheel Drive

When the snow starts to fly, four-wheel drive will make a huge difference in your driving experience. Four-wheel drive delivers power to both front and rear wheels, giving you better traction in less-than-ideal conditions. We love the Toyota 4Runner, which not only has four-wheel drive but also has excellent ground clearance - minimizing your chances of getting stuck in a snowdrift - and enough towing power to haul your winter toys across the Yukon. 4Runner is a unique off-roader since it also seats seven and offers plenty of cargo space, making it a suitable family vehicle too.

If you are dependent on a pickup truck for work, both the Toyota Tacoma and Toyota Tundra have available four-wheel drive with their TRD Off-Road packages. These beefy trucks are confident winter warriors, and with the addition of available accessories like mud flaps and slush-catching floor mats you’ll be ready for whatever winter weather the Yukon delivers.

You don’t need a big SUV or pickup truck to take on our Whitehorse winters! Our team loves the popular Toyota RAV4 for both its competence and comfort in cold weather, as it boasts available all-wheel drive, smooth driving performance that helps you steer with ease in slippery conditions and heated seats(!). This crossover also has a massive and functional cabin with foldable seats that can be configured in multiple ways to fit all of your snowy-weather gear, and an incredibly comfortable ride for you and your passengers. For those who love a sedan, Toyota introduced all-wheel drive on both the Camry and Avalon in 2020. Paired with excellent road-handling, great fuel economy and a spacious interior, these sedans are cold-weather ready!

toyota safety sense

Toyota Safety Sense Protects You in Any Weather

All Toyotas come with more standard driver-assist safety technologies than any other vehicles on the road, so you can conquer snowy Whitehorse streets with peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is working hard to keep you, and your passengers, safe. With Toyota Safety Sense, your vehicle comes fully loaded with a suite of advanced safety features, including Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and much more. With some of the safest vehicles in the industry, Toyota’s are more prepared than any other brand for life in the Yukon.

Here at Whitehorse Toyota, we understand better than anyone that folks from Whitehorse and across the Yukon need a comfortable, competent and safe vehicle in order to survive and thrive during our frigid winter months. That’s why we stand by customer favourites like RAV4, 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra, Camry and many more Toyota vehicles as being dependable cold-weather companions. Give us a call or stop by our Whitehorse dealership to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members about the Toyota lineup today!

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