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    Driving in snow

    I've driven all types of vehicles in snow, rear wheel drive, front wheel, 4x4 Jeep and GMC.
    The CX 5 AWD has them all beat, what a blast.
    Not talking about off road but city driving with just under a foot of snow on the ground overnight. I really have to do something stupid to get it to misbehave.

    Looks like we are in for another heavy snow Winter here in Ottawa. Last year at this time people were still golfing. This time the X-country skiers are out early and the hills are open. I'm ready.

    I have GOODYEAR WINTER NORDIC tires, they were on sale.
    I don't find them noisy or rough, thoroughly happy with them.
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    Yeah the cx5 handles snowy weather very well. Many videos on YouTube showing this. Are you running the stock tires or special snow tires?

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    Wasn't Mazda showing off the new Miata...yes the Miata's ability to drive in the snow.

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    Snow problemo!
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    I'm pleasantly surprised by my new CX-5 in the snow but I have to give the nod to my previous Ram 2500 with 31 inch K02's for winter driving...

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    Interesting. I've never owned a vehicle that did well in ice or snow regarding braking with regular tires though, I bet your tires are helping a lot. I did get a chance to try my CX-5 out in ice and snow though, and while it's not as composed as my Jeep Grand Cherokee w/HEMI and QD2 was due to the difference in AWD systems, it's not bad at all, and I am very happy with it. Pleasantly surprised at how competent the AWD and TC are.

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    I'm thoroughly impressed with my CX-5 in the snow. We got a set of wheels and Blizzaks and it's truly impressive!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NorgeBluEyes View Post
    I'm thoroughly impressed with my CX-5 in the snow. We got a set of wheels and Blizzaks and it's truly impressive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Gotta agree. Other than being a bit squishy on center, likely due to the tread depth and block design, I couldn't fault our DM-V1s. Our daughter has a set of the DM-V2s on her Pilot and loves them.
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    These DM-V2's sure are planted on mine with very impressive traction. Ground clearance being the the only limitation this vehicle feels like it can tackle anything in the snow & ice.
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    Arrow Driving in snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Kedis82ZE8 View Post
    These DM-V2's sure are planted on mine with very impressive traction. Ground clearance being the the only limitation this vehicle feels like it can tackle anything in the snow & ice.
    I guess you guys would be having fun with all the snow falling early and hard this year. Even though you have a new set of snow tires this winter, don't get too excited and forget the ground clearance like Chris_Top_Her did!

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    winter tires make a big difference.

    we got our first snowfall of the season last Saturday (here in Pennsylvania), and it was the first time driving in the snow with my CX-5 (stock tires). Overall, not bad. I was able to drive with a lot of confidence, but not so much with quick turns in parking lots.

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    It's been fun driving in the snow for the first time with the CX-5. I can get a pretty good power slide going around corners until the traction control kicks in. I haven't tried it yet with it turned off but I will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrwei52 View Post
    I guess you guys would be having fun with all the snow falling early and hard this year. Even though you have a new set of snow tires this winter, don't get too excited and forget the ground clearance like Chris_Top_Her did!
    Ha! Oh no!! Yeah, the low clearance is something to keep in mind.


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    The AWD performance in snow was the pleasantly surprising to me first winter I had it. Very confident.

    Read a good article explaining how Mazda overtook Subaru in regards to AWD sophistication. Way over my head, and wish I had it handy, but just described how the sensors and response of Mazda AWD was very advanced compared to subura which was the previous AWD standard.

    Great little snow CUV. I feel very confident driving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mashburned View Post
    The AWD performance in snow was the pleasantly surprising to me first winter I had it. Very confident.

    Read a good article explaining how Mazda overtook Subaru in regards to AWD sophistication. Way over my head, and wish I had it handy, but just described how the sensors and response of Mazda AWD was very advanced compared to subura which was the previous AWD standard.

    Great little snow CUV. I feel very confident driving it.
    The AWD my CX-5 displayed impressed me, personally. I thought it reacted quickly, and appropriately.

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