Almost two years to the day from writing this up, the NE got slammed with a winter storm. We didn’t get nearly the same amount of snow that everyone else got but still got quite a bit of accumulation. Yesterday while driving up a steep hill there were lines of sedans (to includes some AWD models) struggling to go up the incline with spinning tires and sliding.
Now a good part of that is probably also that sedans are sporting all-season tires and not all-terrains. Those are atrocious in snow and ice. But people just assume their AWD and traction control will work for them in all conditions because it handles so much better than 2WD (it does) on flat ground. But on that steep hill, my Jeep in 4×4 just drove up and past them with turning maneuvers to get around everyone like it was dry pavement.
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