Many EVs and plug-in hybrids are able enough to take on serious winter driving in Snow Belt states—where getting through the white stuff is an everyday thing, not just something you encounter on the last few miles to the ski slopes in California.
All-wheel drive and generous ground clearance are two must-haves that really help in getting through snow drifts and snow banks and navigating back roads with freshly fallen snow. A good set of winter tires is also a must.
Subaru knows that it appeals to outdoorsy types, and that even if shoppers choose the hybrid version they’re going to want the same level of go-anywhere capability. So it’s not surprising that the Crosstrek Hybrid really sacrifices nothing—all while adding an EPA-rated 17 miles of plug-in hybrid range and better mileage than the standard Crosstrek.
Read the article at Green Car Reports.