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    Performance in snow

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    Hi All,

    I am considering a 2017 XC90 Momentum and wondered how it drives in snow - I noticed on the test drive it doesn't have a "snow" mode feature. The manual says to use Sport mode in snow for "maximum tractive force". Appreciate anyone's experience given the start of the snow season in the North East. Thanks.

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    I am in Chicago driving a 2017 Momentum Plus. This is the best SUV or car I have ever driven in the snow. Very impressed.


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    I am also in Chicago suburbs, plenty of snow for last 2 weeks, I use the the default (Comfort) mode or Eco mode.
    I would imagine that in extreme snow you could use the Off Road mode, but I can't imagine that they recommend Dynamic mode, as your wheels will probably spin a lot more as the car is very responsive in this mode, I did not try this mode in the now yet.

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    Thanks guys very helpful

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    Performance in snow

    I agree with emoremio. I'm also from Chicago. Seems there are a lot of Chicago peeps here. Are there any Volvo meets in Chicago


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    No issues in the snow. Safest vehicle you will ever own.

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    No problems so far. Northeast PA hasn't had much snow yet this year (3" in a single storm at most) but driving on sloppy sleet/ice/freezing rain that we've had plenty of hasn't been an issue.

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    I was very pleased with performance in the snow but having said that, I also use snow tires. I ordered mine with the optional 22" wheels and they come with summer/performance tires.

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    Just got a CPO 2016 XC90 Momentum the 1st week of Dec. 2017. Pick it up in Long Island, NY in a snow storm. Drove to Syracuse, first 3 hrs heavy snow and handling was excellent for a SUV with all season tires on it. Made a run to the Syracuse airport 2:30 AM last Saturday morning in a lake effect snow storm and it did very well than too. I'm still considering getting 18" wheels and snow tires because of the amount of snow we get in central New York.

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    I agree ECO or Comfort mode is better. I used Off Road mode it does even better, but your limited to 30 mph then it goes to comfort mode. Dynamic mode would not be safe, maybe fun in a big parking lot for 360's.

 

 

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