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post #1 of 7 Old 03-31-2014, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Sport FWD in snow?

Well I've been dreading asking this question but are there any Sport FWD owners that have driven them in snow? I just bought one Saturday and I really like the rig so far but wondering how the fwd is going to pan out in the snow when it returns. I was originally going for a Chrysler 200 but couldn't take that big of a plunge coming from my '05 Rubi unlimited. I know it won't be anything like a 4x4 by no means but hoping the extra ground clearance and front wheel drive will help compared to say.... a car. Thanks for any input, hope it isn't all bad.


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post #2 of 7 Old 04-01-2014, 07:08 PM
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My FWD Latitude did okay in the snow. What I did for winter months was buy an extra set of wheels and winter tires for better go in the snow. I was going places 4X4s where getting stuck.



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with the right snow tires you will be ok in moderate snow. if we have some sizable accumulation, you won't fare so well.
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Thanks for the replies everyone, I figured it would be touch and go with a front wheel drive only Cherokee. Guess I should have dropped a few more $$$ and went with a 4x4, I suppose if things get too bad I will have to stay home from work...... Maybe I should go to my local tire dealer now and swap them out for some all season tires. I've done that before and they allowed me pretty decent money for my trade in tires since the vehicle was new.

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My FWD Latitude did okay in the snow. What I did for winter months was buy an extra set of wheels and winter tires for better go in the snow. I was going places 4X4s where getting stuck.

Nice snow pic and Jeep!! Care to share what tires you went with? I would probably just get some decent all season tires and leave them on all year. TIA

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-15-2014, 11:46 AM
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I have a 2015 Cherokee Sport FWD with the stock all-seasons and have been through a few storms this year without any difficulty at all. I am amazed, frankly, at how well the truck manages even moderate (6-8") of snow and jumps over smaller snow plow leavings at the bottom of driveways. Hey, I like to pretend I'm a Rubicon, sometimes. Braking has been fantastic, too. I've been wanting to get snow tires, but haven't just yet. Temperatures have been mild (25-35F).
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-15-2014, 04:29 PM
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i wouldn't trade for all season tires. imho, a dedicated snow tire will be better, esp if your state allows studded snows.
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