Toyota Camry in the snow?
We get bad winters where I live. I was looking into getting an old Camry as my first car, but I was a bit afraid of bad weather. I wasn't sure how a FWD vehicle would do in snowy conditions. If anyone has driven a Camry in the snow, can you please give me some advice?
- Terrence BLv 71 month ago
Front wheel drive should be fine, like everyone else said. However, if you are thinking All Wheel Drive, and if you're thinking of an old car, The in All Wheel Drive, Camry All-Trac was offered back in the late 80's-early 90's on the Gen 2 Camry. You never mentioned how old you were looking at, so I decided to share that info.
- 2 months ago
My wife has a 09 Camry and the most annoying thing is that damn traction control, you need to turn it off while trying to power out of something deep. beside that it goes thru snow better than my 2wd pickup truck.
- FLv 62 months ago
Winter tyres are the answer but should be fitted to ALL wheels not just the driving wheels. If you fit them just to the front , you’ll have less grip at the back when braking and end up spinning.
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
It will be OK in the snow, just not deep snow...say over 24 inches.
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- Ian KLv 72 months ago
Drive a 1986 Camry with pizza cutter (tall and thin) snow tires as a winter car. Have driven a '09 with snow tires through a blizzard (couple hundred miles), both did pretty well. I'd take my '86 running snow tires over my F250 with all seasons any day.
- CBLv 72 months ago
FWD cars do very well in the snow the problem you run into is when the depth of the snow gets more than 5-6 inches you may be plowing snow with the air dam, lower body parts and that will eventually stop you. So just don't expect to go driving in snow more than about 4" deep
- BarryLv 52 months ago
FWD grips better in snow than RWD. 'J' is correct. Good snow tires fitted will be effective. Even if you get stuck 'sawing' the wheel from side to side will find grip. Something that can't be done with RWD.
- JLv 62 months ago
FWD cars actually do very well in the snow. The most important thing is to get good tires. If you put snow tires on the front wheels, you'll be fine. I live in upstate NY and I've never had anything but a FWD. You just need to get used to driving in snow. It's a skill that's quite different from normal driving.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Get a Subaru.