Driving in the snow can be particularly dangerous. In fact, about 41 percent of weather-related crashes involve winter conditions—a particularly striking statistic considering winter is only a few months. If you’d like to prepare for winter driving, one of the best things you can do is slow down, get winter tires, and, if possible, get all-wheel drive.
According to Consumer Reports, all-wheel drive doesn’t really help when you’re braking, and in many cases, it won’t help while you’re corning in wintery driving conditions. The reason to use it, then, is all about preventing you from getting stuck. As winter temperatures plummet, the last thing you want is to be stranded with your tires spinning. With all-wheel drive, your vehicle strength is moved to the wheels with the most traction, which can significantly reduce the likelihood that you’ll be stuck in the snow.
Mitsubishi models specifically come with an available Super All-Wheel Control system that may help to provide even more traction. Unlike traditional all-wheel drive, S-AWC comes with an Active Center Differential, Active Yaw Control, and Active Stability Control—each of which not only prevents you from getting stuck, but also helps with acceleration and cornering.
So, in short, to really prepare for winter weather, Mitsubishi S-AWC and a quality pair of winter tires may be your best bet. If you want to get a vehicle with S-AWC, make sure to come down to Tom Hodges Mitsubishi.