My experience has been that traction control has some problems on steep hills when you’re going slow and you have to "spin" up the hill – the engine practically shuts off.
I must confess that I really like most Subaru’s in the snow and on ice. The only problem is that they don’t have enough clearance for the big snowfalls in mountain areas and they certainly aren’t a good mud bog 4×4 farm truck. I’ve even seen people in lake-effect areas jack their subarus up to counter this.
However, to me the biggest danger to safety is being on black ice without knowing or driving sideways a bit when you’re on mixed traction and then hitting road. That’s where Subaru shines because they don’t torque steer nearly as much as most other brands, they are a lot smoother in mixed traction, and they are low to the ground which makes it easier to pull back straight in-line when your tires start to grip again.
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