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Snow Performance

I'm seriously considering purchasing a new Cherokee. I'd like to hear from you guys in regards to it's snow performance. Living in rural New England can mean getting around on untreated roads for a while. I'm considering the Trailhawk as I'd eventually like to hit the trails around here.

Any ideas on top speed in 4 Low? I'm thinking the AWD snow mode won't be able to handle deep snow. Would driving to work in 4 Low be possible?

Any input would be great.

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:32 PM
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Re: Snow Performance

I live in NH so your neck of the woods. I have the regular ADI Cherokee w/ V6 and it is a beast/tank in the snow. No need for anything more. If you will do a lot of off roading then a ADII or Trailhawk would be better. IF this is mainly for on road driving in the winter ADI is all you will need.
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I'm up here currently enjoying one of the worst winters in ottawa since the 80's. I have a trailhawk and have left it in auto mode all winter and have yet to have anything close to a problem in deep snow, or on ice or on construction sites. Its a beast and you will have great peace of mind knowing that it will get you through anything you throw at it
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I too am very impressed with the capabilities on ice & snow. I've purposely tried to make the jeep loose grip on ice (drifting it on an empty parking lot), and found it rather difficult. I turned the traction control off and a few minutes, I managed to slide around 🙈🙉🙊 ( don't tell the wife, lol) Also I might add that the breaking system is very comparable to high end SUV's on the market today.
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Re: Snow Performance

Live in NW Indiana. Had some decent snow storms and major ice on the roads since I picked up my Cherokee Trailhawk at the end of February. I left it in auto and moved it to snow to see if I noticed any difference. It has handled great on the ice and in the snow in both settings. Had to drive through mounds of snow piled up at the end of my street because I swear it is the last street to be plowed in my town with no problems. Everyone else was complaining about the poor road conditions and how slippery the roads were but I had absolutely no problems in my TH. Couldn't tell the difference between driving on the ice and snow packed roads and the dry roads.
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