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Only 1 Small Car Is the Best for Driving in Snow, Says iSeeCars

MotorBiscuit logo: MainLogo MotorBiscuit 12/25/2022 Michelle Moscuzza

If you live in a cold climate, you know the importance of having a reliable car for winter driving. But with so many vehicles to choose from, it can be difficult to know which is ideal. In a recent roundup, the Subaru Impreza ranks as the best small car for driving in snow. Here’s why iSeeCars recommends this model.

iSeeCars’ criteria for the best cars for driving in snow 

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To determine which small cars are best suited for driving in snow, iSeeCars evaluated various factors. For instance, these models earned a 7.5 or higher out of 10. Also, iSeeCars looked at long-term reliability, value retention, and the highest average safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, these vehicles have all-wheel or four-wheel drive and safety features for snowy conditions

Why is the Subaru Impreza the best small car for driving in snow? 

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The Subaru Impreza boasts an impressive combination of features that make it ideal for driving in snow. 

It comes standard with Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system — a crucial feature when navigating inclement weather. The Impreza also has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, enabling it to traverse snowy terrain without getting stuck. Plus, it has a 50/50 weight distribution, providing enhanced stability on slippery, icy roads

In addition, numerous advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) put the Subaru Impreza on iSeeCars’ list of the best small cars for driving in snow. They include forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, and automatic emergency braking. 

How much does a Subaru Impreza cost?

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Whether new or used, the Subaru Impreza won’t break the bank. A new model ranges from around $18,795 to $25,895. And a 3-year-old used model costs about $18,902, iSeeCars reports. However, prices may vary by location. 

What small car is good in the snow?

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The above reasons show that the Subaru Impreza is excellent for winter driving. AWD, ample ground clearance, balanced weight distribution, and copious safety features place the Impreza among the top models for driving in snow. 

The other winners on iSeeCars’ list are the Lexus IS 350, Toyota Camry, Audi A6, Dodge Charger, Audi A7, Toyota Prius, BMW 3 Series, Tesla Model 3, and Porsche Taycan. 

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