Blue 2021 Toyota Corolla in a Gravel Parking Lot

How Do Front-Wheel Drive Sedans Handle in Winter Weather

How Does the Toyota Corolla Handle in Snow? 

Did you know that the Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling sedans in the world? An affordable, value-packed and fun-to-drive option in the compact car class, the 2021 Toyota Corolla is a fan favorite at Downeast Toyota. With winter on its way to the Pine Tree State, many drivers want to know – how does the Toyota Corolla handle in snow? Find out with this quick overview created by Downeast Toyota! 


READ MORE: Which Toyota Models Are Best for Winter Driving Bangor ME? 


Does My Toyota Corolla Need Snow Tires? 

If you live in the Bangor area, you understand how dangerous winter driving can be on snow and ice. With the addition of snow tires, the 2021 Toyota Corolla will be better equipped to handle the winter weather and road conditions. Snow tires will provide a number of benefits when you hit the roads this winter that include – better traction in snow, more aggressive tread patterns, improved acceleration and decreased stopping distances. We recommend that if you choose to purchase snow tires – you purchase a complete set of four snow tires to ensure you see the best performance. 

Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires 

Snow TiresVSAll-Season Tires
Softer Rubber to Improve GripMaterialFirmer Rubber
Aggressive Pattern with Wider Grooves and Deep Sipes to Improve TractionTread PatternVersatile Tread Pattern for a Variety of Road Conditions
25% – 50% BetterTractionN/A
Up to 35% BetterBraking DistanceN/A
2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition Wheels
Close Up of 2021 Toyota Corolla Wheels

Toyota Corolla Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control 

Toyota Corolla models come standard with a Toyota Star™ Safety System – which includes Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control, that will help you stay safe this winter. Vehicle Stability Control helps minimize sideways momentum when you encounter understeer or oversteer. Traction Control will help you avoid slipping when you accelerate by monitoring and restraining the drive wheels in slippery road conditions.  


READ MORE: Where To Buy Snow Tires in the Bangor Area 


How does the Toyota Corolla handle in snow? Will snow tires make a difference for your front-wheel drive Toyota Corolla? Find out how the Toyota Corolla will handle winter driving and how snow tires can help with this quick overview by Downeast Toyota. Find a Toyota Corolla to fit your lifestyle and budget today when you explore the Downeast Toyota online inventory