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Here's Proof All-Wheel Drive Is Useless In The Snow Without Proper Tires

Automakers are now making nearly all of their cars with all-wheel drive as an option, if not standard. The thought is that it gives extra security in places where the weather is very changeable. But all-wheel drive isn't what matters. It's the tires that matter. Here's proof.

Automakers are now making nearly all of their cars with all-wheel drive as an option, if not standard. The thought is that it gives extra security in places where the weather is very changeable. But all-wheel drive isn't what matters. It's the tires that matter. Here's proof.

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Here we have a BMW M3, a rear wheel drive performance car, and a Subaru Forester, an all wheel drive crossover SUV thing, starting from a standstill on snowy, icy roads.

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The difference? The M3 is on snow tires, the Forester is not.

And guess what? The M3 makes mincemeat of the Forester. The idea that you need all-wheel drive to go anywhere in the snow is bunk. Get winter tires on, or else your huge all-wheel drive SUV will get passed by a Corvette fitted with snow tires. Seriously.

Hat Tip to Chris!

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Irrefutable proof that summer tires are worthless in the snow.