Sheri L., Rainelle, W.Va.

Sports cars and winter don’t exactly go hand-in-hand because low ground clearance and aggressive tires that make up a sporty package aren’t typically best suited for snow duty. All-wheel drive can help in coupes like the Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G37x, BMW 335 i xDrive and Audi A5. Front-wheel-drive examples like the Mini Cooper and Volkswagen GTI are also worth a look. All are available with an automatic transmission.

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For more information on choosing front-, rear- or all-wheel drive for winter travels, see our article “It's Snowing: Do I Want Front-, Rear- or All-Wheel Drive?”

No matter which type you choose, be mindful of tire choice unless you plan to buy a separate set of winter tires. Sporty models may come with optional equipment that includes summer tires that won’t get the job done during the winter. If you’re unsure of the tire type, look for the marking  “M+S,” which designates all-season tires.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on October 26, 2010 in All-wheel drive | Permalink

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