With my snow tires on my Yaris and our impending "Winter Weather Advisory" for Portland, I got to thinking: Which vehicle would be better in the foul weather? My FWD Yaris equipped with studded snow tires, or my AWD Suzuki SX4, albeit on all-season tires?
In my particular situation, my Yaris is lowered, so it's got ground clearance going against it. However, in snow two inches or less, it probably wouldn't matter. In deeper snow, I'd rather have the AWD SX4, even if it is on all-season tires.
Then there's the question of ice. I think this is where the FWD with studded tires might actually prevail over the AWD system. Or would it?
So what do you think?