It’s slowly getting colder and colder as the winter is settling in, and the dreaded icy roads are becoming an even likelier scenario as Christmas approaches. Making a journey through the snow and ice can be daunting when your car doesn’t work well in adverse weather conditions. Luckily, there are plenty of cars that are outstanding when it comes to driving in snow and ice. Many of these cars can be hired out through our luxury car hire in London and the surrounding areas. To help find the perfect car for all four seasons, here are some of the best 4×4’s for snow.
Some of The Best 4×4’s For Snow
Whether you want to try out a luxury vehicle that performs well through any weather conditions, or you would like to buy someone an experience gift for Christmas, we have a selection of cars that you can give a go as the snow starts to fall. Technological advancements and car designs have made driving the ultimate luxury experience as vehicles no longer just function as little boxes that take you from one location to another. So, here are some of the outstanding and high performing 4×4 vehicles to help you get your way through the snow.
What Makes A Car Perform In Snow & Ice?
There are a number of factors that help a car perform in the snow and ice. One of the biggest factors is the type of wheels that are on the car, the wheel contributes to the performance of your vehicle, and it is why supercars and 4×4’s tend to have very different tyres. When driving in the snow, the best type of tyre is one that has a wide surface area so that the weight of the car is balanced across the snow, meaning that it is less likely to sink. Bigger wheels are better suited to larger vehicles, meaning that a 4×4 is perfect for snow and ice wheels. Most 4×4’s, whether they are specifically designed for snow or not, will usually have a larger wheel than your standard size car.
The design on the wheel will also contribute to the vehicles ability to drive over ice. You may find that snow vehicles have wheels with a lot of grooves; this is so that the vehicle is able to plough through the snow. When a wheel has a smooth surface, it makes it extremely slippery on the ice and can make you lose control of your vehicle. Other factors such as special coatings and chrome wheels will also have a big impact on the tyres ability to push through snow and not slip on ice. You can find out more information about the best wheels for snow on Tire Rack’s website.
Forward and back wheel drives can make it hard to drive through the snow as the wheels on either the front or back of the car can sway side to side as you pull off. Not only will this be extremely dangerous for passengers and other road users, but it can also make it hard to do your average day to day drives when there is snow and ice on the road. For this reason, the best snow 4×4’s will have a four-wheel drive, as it can help the car to pull off at roundabouts and junctions, giving you a more comfortable and hassle-free drive.
Range Rover Sport
When you think of a luxury 4×4, you usually imagine it to be well designed and perform comfortably on tarmac. Well, the Range Rover Sport does more than you may imagine, as there are a number of different features available within this high performing car. Just when you thought that the Range Rover was good enough, they came out with their sport version to give you that extra boost when struggling to get up that hill in the snow. The Range Rover Sport has three performance features; these features make it easier for the car to drive on pretty much any surface. From snow and ice to uneven surfaces, this car will get you to your desired destination with no problems.
While you drive comfortable in the snow and ice, not worrying about slipping, you can enjoy the luxury technology that comes with our 4×4 car hire in London. Not only can you enjoy all of the features of this outstanding vehicle, you are also able to take the whole family on an adventure this Christmas with its space for five seats and decent sized boot for all of your gear. Take a look at an in-depth review of the Range Rover Sport on Car Wow, and make your own review after are trying out this vehicle through our 4×4 car hire in Knightsbridge and the surrounding areas.
BMW X5 M
When the BMW X5 M first graced us, it was a luxury vehicle that was slightly lacking when it came to performance in the snow and ice. However, over the past couple of years, BMW has made advancements on their beloved vehicle to ensure that it drives well in all weather conditions. The BMW X5 M now leaves clouds of snow as it speedily breaks free from snowy and icy roads when stationary and performs just as well on slippery road surfaces as it would in dry conditions.
You can enjoy this high-performance vehicle through our car hire services, where you can experience the ultimate luxury and comfort of some of the worlds leading luxury vehicles. Enjoy a 4.4-litre V8 engine that can reach a top speed of 155mph, which is impressive for a 4×4. You can set the car to comfort mode for the perfect driving position with optimised comfort. Not only will you be able to experience the high performance of this car in the snow, but you can also appreciate the luxury interior design of the X5 M. Inside our very own BMW, we have full leather seats along with the interior surface being covered in Merino leather, making it extra cosy in the colder weather.
Mercedes Benz G63
The traditional style and design of this vehicle have been enhanced through its ability to perform in snow and ice. Over the years, Mercedes Benz has perfected their G-Wagon to become a machine when it comes to adverse weather conditions. It’s fair to say that you won’t be left out in the cold with this vehicle. Its box-like design makes it durable for any condition along with its large wheels giving it a high-performance rating by many of our customers.
Our G63 is fitted with a 5.5-litre, six-cylinder engine which you can hear roar as you put the key in to turn the engine on. The speed and ability to pull out of snow makes this vehicle a serious contender for the top spot in world-leading everyday snow vehicles. You can find out more about our Mercedes-Benz G63 2019 by visiting our hire page.
Get Ready For The Snow
As the winter is approaching and the roads become even icer, make sure that you book in one of our outstanding 4×4 vehicles. With a wide range to choose from, you can try out a variety of different world-leading luxury vehicles. If 4×4’s aren’t quite your style, then why not talk to our team about the best supercar for the snow and book in your supercar hire in Knightsbridge or the surrounding areas.