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Old 02-11-2019, 08:52 PM
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4. Finding AWD locally in your preferred trim level and color generally means waiting weeks or months..
Yep. SH-AWD is almost non-existent here.

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That being said. SH-AWD is more than just for snow or raining conditions. It provides stability when accelerating out of corners and rear drive dynamics when needed.

it is a useful system even on dry roads.
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I personally feel SH-AWD is mainly for dry roads, with some snow ability, and little off-road ability...
Torque-vectoring AWD has its advantages on wet, icy or dry roads.

I know that FWD / AWD is optional in all the trim levels. I just wouldn't think that too many people would opt for the Advance package without AWD. I even mentioned that to one of the salesmen and he said he didn't think they've ever had one on the lot. Most of the FWDs they get are Standard or Tech. Maybe that's just in the Northeast.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:11 PM
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Most of the FWDs they get are Standard or Tech. Maybe that's just in the Northeast.
Depends on the region. Down here the dealers have like 97% FWD. One of the local sales guys told me "You don't need AWD here."

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I personally feel SH-AWD is mainly for dry roads, with some snow ability, and little off-road ability...
I disagree. We're currently in a deep freeze with slick roads, and with winter tires, my TLX is an absolute monster when it comes to getting around. It's even better than my wife's Outback. SH-AWD with winter tires is a great combo for Canadian prairie winters.
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Id take almost any car with true winter tires over a vehicle with AWD and only all season tires
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:14 PM
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Id take almost any car with true winter tires over a vehicle with AWD and only all season tires
Agreed. For decades, people drove around on snow and ice in rear-wheel-drive vehicles with open differentials without traction control.
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I disagree. We're currently in a deep freeze with slick roads, and with winter tires, my TLX is an absolute monster when it comes to getting around. It's even better than my wife's Outback. SH-AWD with winter tires is a great combo for Canadian prairie winters.
Exactly! I've had SH-AWD with winter tires in my MDX and RDX and it was AMAZING! It's definitely meant for snow driving and sporty driving but I'd argue not for offroad because it isn't robust enough.
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