I've been consistently impressed with how little I need to shovel out infront of my car.I can't wait until we get some snow and ice to really see how it performs. I think the lowest point on the car is about 6.5 inches from the ground, and the differentials are around 8 inches. That can be some pretty tall snow
You are absolutely right about everything! Perhaps I wasn't clear about what I meant:I just wanted to comment on what Xaque said above about turning off your (VSA) Vehicle Stability Assist. Turning off your (VSA) will give you the ability to spin donuts in the parking lot. It will also cause the back of your car to fishtail and perhaps even slide sideways, some call this drifting. On the other hand; if someone pulls quickly in front of you on a snowy/icy road, and you quickly maneuver to avoid an accident, you will wish you had VSA on. Some arm chair hot-rodder’s, tend to turn off VSA in the summer and leave it on during the winter. This allows you to do some mild summer wheel spins and obtain better cornering feel, but you could still have a need for VSA driving over unexpected puddles, dirt, and road gravel that could cause you an accident. The NHTSA states that 10,000 accidents a year can be prvented by VSA.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) is standard on all Crosstour models. During an oversteer or understeer condition, it can brake individual wheels and/or reduce engine power to help restore your intended course.
The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system helps to stabilize the vehicle during cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than desired. It also assists you in maintaining traction while accelerating on loose or slippery road surfaces. It does this by regulating the engine’s output and by selectively applying the brakes. When VSA activates, you may notice that the engine does not respond to the accelerator in the same way it does at other times. There may also be some noise from the VSA hydraulic system. You will also see the VSA system indicator blink.
If the low tire pressure indicator or TPMS indicator comes on, the VSA system automatically turns on even if the VSA system is turned off.
When VSA is off, the VSA OFF indicator comes on as a reminder.
When VSA activates, you will see the VSA system indicator blink.