7 Responses to is a rear wheel drive no 4×4 jeep good in the snow?

  1. Firecracker . June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    They are fine in the snow.
    Personally, I prefer rear wheel drive in the snow.
    It’s all in how you drive.

  2. I Love Me Some Me June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Only if you want it to be a good coffin.

  3. Colin June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    No, if it is rear wheel drive then it is not 4X4 and as the driving wheels do not have the weight of the engine over them they may not dig into the snow even with chains on.

  4. crazjtk June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Well, that depends. In deep snow, 4WD is best. for driving on the road in the winter, AWD and FWD are both good. Of all of them, rear wheel drive is the WORST. Because the weight in a car is usually in the front, a rear-wheel-drive won’t get very good traction. They tend to drift around, fish tail, things like that. Just because it’s a Jeep doesn’t mean it will be good at something. So to answer your question, No. A rear wheel drive, jeep or not, will not do as well in the snow.

  5. Mark June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    do you live in alaska?

    just drive safely & slower & you’ll be fine !!

  6. Minikooper June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Yeah, rear wheel drive is terrible in the snow. I’ve seen RWD trucks trying to go up hills and their wheels just spin out.

  7. ☺<>☺ June 25, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Yes – even without the 4×4 feature you still have a vehicle with good ground clearance. That and a good set of snow tires will get you through just about anything. I have lived in and driven through 40+ Canadian Winters and never owned a 4×4 vehicle. And unless they closed the highways I have always made it to my destination. Actually did 600 miles one Xmas AFTER they closed the highways (and that was in a Volvo Wagon)