The Toyota Prius is a front wheel drive, gas and electric powered hybrid. Like all front wheel drive cars, the Prius moves fairly well in the snow since the power pulls the car through the snow rather than pushing it like a rear wheel drive car.
The Prius is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that, per Toyota, comes equipped with standard all-season tires. The Toyota Prius also is a generally predictable vehicle to drive in the snow, and it tends to understeer — meaning the front end keeps going straight even though you're turning the wheel to steer into a corner.Jan 18, 2017
AWD Availability Including all trims from the 2021 Prius and the 2021 Prius Prime, only two 2021 Prius models have AWD: LE AWD-e and XLE AWD-e. The XLE AWD-e starts at $29,575 and also is rated at 51/47/49. The L Eco, 2020 Edition, and Limited trims are FWD only.Apr 21, 2021