Originally Posted by Chateau_Nomad
Is the system "All Wheel Drive" (full time always engaged) or 4-Wheel Drive (part time only - manual engage as needed).
Just wondering what division Ford sourced the system from - trucks or cars.
Regardless, either way, having that feature can be a life saver!
The system is full time All Wheel Drive. The only driver input is selection of the Mode which can be changed via a page on the center display.
The system has 5 modes: Normal, Eco, Slippery, Tow/Haul, and Mud/Ruts. Ford has never provided any detailed documentation of each of the modes which have different torque maps, throttle maps, shift points, and traction control settings.
Most reviews say Mud/Ruts is the best mode in snow.
On start the system always comes up in Normal Mode which is a hassle if you prefer Eco Mode.
The system is sourced from the truck division.
This rig has the stock Hankook Dynapro HT all season tires which have very good reviews for traction in snow. We concur.