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Old 01-07-2013, 06:07 PM
NoI4plz NoI4plz is offline
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The video posted by the OP is a cut above the rest. The narrator, who works at a BMW dealership, attempts to infuse and purport the neutrality of the usual biased 4wd test with some remarks on how the caddy is almost similar to the X-drive, and yadda yadda. Good work on that.

If you wanted a fair comparison, I suggest someone needs to get themselves three rollers, gather a decent group of rival crossovers (so small luxury x overs), and figure what the manual says will give you the best traction in the snow (some say turn off the TC, or activate snow mode ETC), and then attempt the test.

Honestly, each vehicle is great in its 4wd design. However the fact of the matter is when their is no traction, no amount of electro wizadry will get you out. All you can hope for is that you never get in a position where you arrive at that. And judging by the consumer of luxury crossovers, the closest these vehicles and their owners will ever get is maybe stuck in some light snow in a unshoveled parking lot.

Best bet, is to buy urself a 4Lo & mechanical locking diffs capable vehicle, with good ground clearance, and snow tires (w/ or w/o snow chains or studs).
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