The relative light weight of a 2WD MiniTruck with no load can make it difficult to get out of slippery situations on ice or thick snow. Therefore a 4×4 is recommended for true Canadian winter driving through snow, sleet and ice.
Hondas and Subarus tend to do better in the snow because the rear placement of their engines helps with weight distribution and traction of the rear wheels. Those with Suzukis and Mitsubishis may benefit from loading sand bags, patio stones, cement mix etc. in the bed over the rear axle.
If you’re driving with a load of lumber, firewood or a deer from a hunting excursion, there shouldn’t be any issue.
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