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Does the Trax come with a 4x4 option or upgrade? This would be great when taking the on little adventures that might need 4 wheel drive assistants.
 

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Thanks for the info, James! I'm interested to find out and get a better understanding of how the automatic Front-Wheel Drive system works and reacts on the road.
 

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I'd like to see a video review that shows how the Trax holds up in winter conditions. It doesn't have to be able to do everything; just enough to hold its own in Canadian winter conditions.
 

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I hope someone does a winter review soon and are using quality tires as well because the review results can change a lot if the Trax isn't running on quality winter tires.
 

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I just went through the winter on a set of studded Arctic Claw Winter TXI, size 215 65R16 on the factory wheels. Unstoppable.
 
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I just went through the winter on a set of studded Arctic Claw Winter TXI, size 215 65R16 on the factory wheels. Unstoppable.
Especially with those studs.
Have you ever driven through colorado winters without studded tires or have you always had them?
 

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Especially with those studs.
Have you ever driven through colorado winters without studded tires or have you always had them?
Over the years I have tried studless winter tires 3 times on different vehicles. While they were better then all seasons by a bunch, nothing beats a studded winter tire for safety. Everyone of my vehicles has a set of studded tires to run through the winter.
 
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Over the years I have tried studless winter tires 3 times on different vehicles. While they were better then all seasons by a bunch, nothing beats a studded winter tire for safety. Everyone of my vehicles has a set of studded tires to run through the winter.
Very true.

From what I noticed a lot of people seem to think all seasons with enough tread is good enough but they either forget or don't know winter tires have a tougher compound that won't lose traction under really cold temperatures like with all seasons.

Do you do any other special things for winter? Block heater?
 

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It really isnt that cold where I live in Colorado and the Trax is garaged too, so no nothing else. We just got the car in January and I drove it from the dealer to the tire store to get the winter tires on. I'm waiting on a TPMS tool so I can get all the wheels dialed in.
 
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It really isnt that cold where I live in Colorado and the Trax is garaged too, so no nothing else. We just got the car in January and I drove it from the dealer to the tire store to get the winter tires on. I'm waiting on a TPMS tool so I can get all the wheels dialed in.
Not bad at all.
I've had the unfortunate experience of having a vehicle parked outside 24/7 even during cold winters and it's the worst, especially in mornings as you can imagine.
 

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I have a heater in the garage for starting the car in the morning. When it gets to the dead of winter in Toronto it is needed.
What type of heater do you have? and how long do you spend using it when starting your car?
Never thought it would be THAT cold that you'd need a heater to start the car.
 

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What type of heater do you have? and how long do you spend using it when starting your car?
Never thought it would be THAT cold that you'd need a heater to start the car.
Just makes things easier in the dead of winter. Every once in a while there will be a super cold day where it is close to -30C.
 

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I can tell you that the Trax is pretty dam decent when you put snow tires on it, I put my snows on my Encore I bought them for the Trax so they are kind of under sized looking.

The Encore did great we had a big storm at the end of the year over 30" at my house I couldn't plow my driveway with my quad it was so deep, I had to get the neighbor to break through it with his small loader.

The day after there was very little moving, but I was out with the Buick I went a few places with it I plowed through snow that other people got stuck in or had trouble going through.

Get a snow with deep thread I like Cooper snows myself, if you only put them on when you need them then take them off when the snow is gone, they last forever.
 
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