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.
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.
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).