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post #1 of 18 Old 07-22-2015, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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MKC in Snow

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How does your MKC Drive in the Snow?
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Overall I haven't heard any complaints.

Winter driving mainly comes down to how you drive and your tires. Not everyone knows how to control a vehicle properly in winter conditions.

How bad are the winters where you live?



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How does your MKC Drive in the Snow?
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Have not had any problems with the MKC in snow; I kept the all-weather tires on last winter and survived. Still, might consider snow tires this year just to be "safe"; we'll see. Hard to justify snow tires when you survived this past winter on the standard tires!

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Good in snow.

We're in Canada and it handles very nice in the snow with the OEM all season tires.
No problems with traction on snow or ice. Did not feel a need for snow tires.
We have 2015 AWD 2.3L
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Smile Snow

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Thank You All for Your Advice. I live in New York. So we could get Between 2 and 8 inches normally.
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I am on Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2's and my MKC is a Beast in snow, better than my old 4x4 SUV with snow tires. Been all over the mountains of NH, VT and Quebec this winter and no problems what so ever in snow. Something I have noticed unless you are going up hills, it is mostly in front wheel drive. You can pull up what the AWD system is doing if you have the option in it, I found it rather interesting while driving in various weather and road conditions.

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"You can pull up what the AWD system is doing if you have the option in it,"

How do you do that?

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"You can pull up what the AWD system is doing if you have the option in it,"

How do you do that?
From the Information Display Select Driver Assist then Select Intelligent AWD and you should see the graphic of the drive. I will verify later.

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I run snow tires on my factory wheels and my Michelins on a set of chrome mags in the summer. People always worry about getting stuck in the snow, but stopping and handling are much greater concerns. If you're stuck you can get pulled out. If you can't stop or turn, it could lead to a accident and possible injuries.
One other aspect people never consider. If you buy dedicated snow tires for winter use, you're extending the life of your conventional tires. They get used for half the year so they last longer. You have to buy tires anyway, so why not the right ones for road conditions?

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This is my 2nd winter with the Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires with studs. They are terrific. We get a lot of snow where I live and my driveway is steep and uphill, about 150 feet in length. I've yet to have any problems getting up the hill even when there is 8-10 inches of soft snow. More importantly I haven't had any problems backing down the hill with the studded tires when there is freezing rain and the driveway is a sheet of ice. Handling is much better as is stopping distance. I'm very pleased with the Nokian tires.

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