With the UK weather set to change over the next few days, you may want to consider something suitable for snow when it comes to your next car subscription. Luckily, we’re on hand to let you know what the vehicle subscription providers have available.
Cars Suitable For Snow
The only cars that we feel aren’t really suitable for snow driving are rear-wheel drive vehicles. Front and All Wheel Drive vehicles are better for those slippery conditions but it also comes down to the type of tyres fitter and we’d always recommend investing in a set of winter tyres.
Many people also think they are invincible when it comes to all-wheel drive vehicles, but don’t forget harsh acceleration could mean that all 4 wheels lose traction.
Car Subscriptions for Snow
So let’s have a look at a few cars that may be suitable:
Care by Volvo
Starting with Volvo and not one of these Swedish cars is afraid of a bit of snow, they currently have the Volvo XC40 Recharge Plus available in 4 weeks along with the Volvo XC60 R-Design. If you need something bigger, we’d opt for the XC90 Recharge R-Design.
Cazoo have a great range of cars available which mainly focuses on Crossover vehicles. Let’s start with the Mercedes EQA pure electric car, which sits slightly higher off the ground and provides front-wheel drive. Cazoo also has the Hyundai Bayon and the Vauxhall Crossland which also have the ideal clearance and front-wheel traction.
With Cocoon it currently looks like your are spoilt for choice when it comes to suitable vehicles. Need something small then click on the sporty BMW 1 Series M135i with All Wheel Drive. Electric-wise, they have the BMW iX3 SUV with All Wheel Drive and finally the Volvo XC40 makes an appearance and is available in 2WD and All Wheel Drive.
Whilst Elmo offers an all-electric lineup, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to SUV’s with both the Jaguar I-Pace and the Vauxhall Mokka as being listed as available on their website. If you don’t mind the wait, we’d opt for the Tesla Model 3 Performance with all-wheel drive and a great range.
Flexed is currently the only provider to list Hybrid SUV’s as being available, the Toyota Rav4. These are great cars with all-wheel drive and packed with technology, the Hybrid is the bonus. Not a Toyota Fan? The Volvo XC60 would be our next choice, this time as the R-Design.
If you don’t mind a used car subscription then you can’t go wrong at all with the Land Rover Defender X-Dynamic HSE on a 21 plate these cars can feel invincible in the snow. Something cheaper? We’d go for the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid although you may have a short wait. Finally, the Mercedes GLE is a great plug-in hybrid car and works out slightly cheaper than the Land Rover.
ONTO is another electric car subscription provider and has some really good feedback from customers. On their website, they have quite a few different options available. Our top 3 picks from their range would be the VW ID.4 Life Pro Performance offering 255 miles WLTP, then the Audi Q4 40 E-Tron and our favourite car being the Peugeot E-2008 Crossover; an amazing car and well priced.
Whilst Pivotal doesn’t show the availability of their Land Rover’s and Jaguar’s we’re including them as we feel that the Land Rover products are the best suited when it comes to snowy conditions. Set across four bands starting with the BLUE giving you the LR Discovery Sport, RR Evoque or the Jaguar I-Pace and topping out at the ULTRAVIOLET band that includes the Range Rover.
Newcomer to the car subscription website is Sixt+. Whilst you cannot select a specific vehicle, you can select a group that matches your requirement and with plenty of sites across the UK, you’ll get the car quick. Our top pick is the Premium SUV group, this shows a Volvo XC60 or similar. Need a Crossover, we’d opt for the standard SUV group which shows Renault Captur or equivalent.
Finally, we have Wagonex which have a few different options available. We’re quite taken by the Mercedes GLC300de AMG Line Premium, this car has lots of technology but our favourite is that it is a Diesel Hybrid and offers great fuel economy. ALso available is the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mercedes GLE in both Hybrid and Diesel.
Cold Weather Electric Car Range
We’ll cover the effect that cold weather has on Electric Vehicles at another time but covering this subject quickly it needs to be known that the battery can deplete quicker in colder conditions. This is due to a number of factors including utilising heaters and lights.
Compare Car Subscriptions
Easily use the car-subscriptions.co.uk website to compare vehicle subscription providers in the United Kingdom. Find the ones offering inclusive insurance, generous mileage allowances or discounts for committing for longer. We also now offer a comparison chart for Van Subscriptions.