What’s Better In Winter Weather, AWD Or Snow Tires?

When the roads go all white (or dirty grey if you live in a city) what works better, an all-wheel drive car on all-seasons or a two-wheel drive car on snow tires?

When we asked you the other day what the best winter driving car was, the overwhelming conclusion seemed to be that an AWD car (say an '09 WRX or an R32) on snows was the best option. Well what if you can't have both? What if you had to choose between either an AWD car with all-season tires or a two-wheel drive vehicle equipped with snow tires? Let's leave front wheel drive vs. rear wheel drive out of it for now.

We still maintain that it's a case of tires over driven wheels and would opt for snows and 2WD any day. But maybe it's not that simple if you've got lots of icy hills to climb.

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