My wife and I took our Ascent up to the Adirondacks last weekend and drove through some heavy snow the entire way up and throughout the weekend. The stock Falkiens did better than I expected in the snow. I didn't feel much slipping and didn't have any issues breaking, but I was leaving a LOT of distance because I knew I didn't have snow tires on. I used the CVT to slow us down as much as I could to help prevent braking issues as well.So first snow fall in the East Coast and wanted to know how the ascent and stock tires did. Unfortunately I had some major surgery this past Monday and I am restricted from driving for about 2 weeks :crying: Lets hear some feedback!
I did. It opened up the screen with Hill descent and driving through sand/snow/mud graphics in the center mini info screen.Did anyone try X-Mode in the snow?
Were those stock tires?I drove to work today up mountain roads that were snow covered roads with ice underneath. I drove up a particular stretch of road that gives everyone fits (steep grade with sharp curves) where a vehicle was stopped in my lane. I was at a complete stop and was able to steer around the stopped vehicle when the opposing lane was clear and continue to the top. I would have never been able to do that in my Toyota.
I was impressed with the traction. But this is my first Subaru, so maybe someone whose had other Subies may not have been as impressed.
X-Mode will disable after you get over a certain speed - I think it's 25 mph. But, you did the right thing in turning it on. It's a really, really big difference with it on. It helps with throttle inputs etc so there's less chance of wheel slippage, among other things.I did. It opened up the screen with Hill descent and driving through sand/snow/mud graphics in the center mini info screen.
Not sure if I needed it. Once I got to plowed streets, X-mode disappeared. Did not hear a warning.... I need to re-read the manual. Maybe I was driving too fast to be in X-Mode.
Anywho.... The Ascent did very well. No different than my previous Land Rover Discovery Sport... Which was terrific in snow and sand.