5 Best Cars For Canadian Winters

January 10th, 2020 by

5 Best Cars For Canadian Winters

Are you tired of winter driving? We’ve selected 5 best cars for Canadian winters that are safe and tough enough to take on the unruly Canadian roads.

No matter what part of Canada you reside in, we all have one thing in common: every October…we all dread the wintery roads ahead. Certain parts of Canada have way more snowfall throughout the year than others, but that doesn’t stop us from being world-famous for our snowy winters.

The last thing you want is your car to die in the middle of a cold snow storm…ew. So Canadians tend to look for specific features to help make it through the winter such as bigger vehicles, AWD and newer models proven to be reliable and safe.

In this article, we will explore some of the best cars to have on your side during the often harsh Canadian winter months.


5. Jeep Wrangler

Fifth on our list is the mighty Jeep Wrangler. This bad boy is one of the most capable all-weather SUVs out there. Snow, icy roads, off-roading, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, the Jeep Wrangler will not disappoint.

  • All Wheel Drive or 4WD comes in handy for tough, slippery roads by providing power to all four wheels as opposed to the two front or two back tires.


  • Anti-Lock Braking System or ABS prevents the wheels from locking during a break allowing the vehicle to maintain directional control. The traction control will also work in conjunction with the ABS to maintain your stability on problematic winter roads.


  • The wrangler has excellent ground clearance, so you are able to stay well above the snow, preventing you from getting stuck.


Whether you are single or not, this Jeep is a great choice if you’re looking for a safe, reliable, fun, and sleek looking car for the winter or any season. These usually have a higher ticket price on them, but worth every penny if your pockets can handle the cost.

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4. Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion comes in at 4th on our list. Despite having low ground clearance, this car can gracefully hold its own on icy and snowy roads. It is equipped with AWD and safety technology like the Ford co-pilot system to keep you safe during any season.

As a bonus, this vehicle is also fuel-efficient, which, of course, is an asset in slower moving traffic during the winter months. This sedan is comfortable and surprisingly roomy, making it perfect for singles, couples, or a small family looking for a safe and smooth ride.

Apart from being comfortable, reliable, and economical, the Ford Fusion is also quite gentle on your wallet. This is an affordable vehicle to get into, especially taking into account all of the great features. Talk about getting a lot of value for your money.

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3. Toyota Sienna

Third in line is the Toyota Sienna! So, maybe you need to go with a van to be able to fit the fam jam. That doesn’t mean you have to compromise superior maneuverability on icy and snow-covered roads for family practicality.

The Sienna offers AWD, which is a bit of a rarity for a minivan to begin with. Furthermore, there are plenty of safety features such as Lane Tracing Assist or LTA, which keeps the car centered in its lane, even when the lines are not visible. Now that will give you peace of mind every time you pack the family up.

Toyota has done a great job keeping the safety and security of families in mind. This minivan is the perfect Canadian winter vehicle for a larger family.

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2. Toyota Rav 4

At two, we have Toyota on the list once again with the Rav4, a smaller SUV with plenty of space for a small family.

This vehicle has great ground clearance to stay well above the snow with a fairly advanced AWD system, as this car is built for a little bit more than your everyday driving duties, such as light off-roading.

The RAV4 is a very capable and reliable daily driver with plenty of safety features to keep you safe during the winter.

As an added bonus, this car has a rugged and luxurious look both inside and out. You’ll feel like a boss taking the family out in the snow in this gorgeous ride.

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1. Nissan Armada

Well deserved number one! The Nissan Armada, a four-door full-size SUV capable of tackling any snowstorm like a champ. Blizzards beware!

This powerful monster has an impressive 9-inch ground clearance. It comes equipped with all the latest improvements to safety features, including intelligent AWD, ABS, and blindside detection, so you can drive confidently in any road conditions nature can throw at you.

The Armada can comfortably fit up to 8 people, making it perfect for transporting large families. If you prefer to take it to the extreme, this can also handle off-road terrains as well.

This vehicle is definitely worth the money if your objective is to have added security and luxurious comfort while driving in less than ideal weather conditions. Look sleek while keeping safe during harsh Canadian winters.

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All of these vehicles would be ideal for driving in adverse road conditions. They are also modern and attractive cars. 


Of course, you have the option of buying any of these great cars brand new from a dealership! But why spend so much money on a vehicle that depreciates right after leaving the lot, when you can work with House of Cars to get into a pre-owned and fabulous vehicle in mint condition at a lower cost?

We work with any and all credit situations, so whether you’re at prime credit or lagging a bit, don’t be shy, we have seen it all! Despite having lower than perfect credit, we guarantee you’ll drive away in a car you love.


Stop by at one of our many House of Cars locations to get expert advice and service on lower-cost used vehicles.

Don’t have the time to stop by? Give us a call or shoot us an email, and we will be more than happy to take you on a wonderful car shopping journey. Click here to contact us and get all the information you need to make your winter car dreams come true.



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