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So the entire large K5 manual does not say 1 word about snow mode. The smaller insert does have just the words ALL WHEEL DRIVE next to snow mode. Can anyone explain further. IS snow mode like 4 wheel drive lock? and if it isnt does it engage awd when needed and when you are not in snow mode is the awd functionality turned off? And the car is simply a fwd car? I found it very strange that the manual doesnt explain this at all!
 

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So the entire large K5 manual does not say 1 word about snow mode. The smaller insert does have just the words ALL WHEEL DRIVE next to snow mode. Can anyone explain further. IS snow mode like 4 wheel drive lock? and if it isnt does it engage awd when needed and when you are not in snow mode is the awd functionality turned off? And the car is simply a fwd car? I found it very strange that the manual doesnt explain this at all!
There are some explanations on YouTube about this function. I have the AWD VERSION myself.
in all modes except snow mode, the slit is 70/30. 70% of the power goes to the front wheels and 30% to the rear wheel. When snow mode is engaged the split is 50/50. However in all modes if wheelspin is detected it will alter more power to the wheels that are not spinning.
Another thing to notice, if it detect the wheels are starting to spin it will cut power way dowe on the engine to help gain traction. Feels weird. You can bypass that if you turn off traction control. Button console on left side of steering wheel .
 

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There are some explanations on YouTube about this function. I have the AWD VERSION myself.
in all modes except snow mode, the slit is 70/30. 70% of the power goes to the front wheels and 30% to the rear wheel. When snow mode is engaged the split is 50/50. However in all modes if wheelspin is detected it will alter more power to the wheels that are not spinning.
Another thing to notice, if it detect the wheels are starting to spin it will cut power way dowe on the engine to help gain traction. Feels weird. You can bypass that if you turn off traction control. Button console on left side of steering wheel .
Thanks for taking the time to explain. I still find it very strange that the owner manual doesn't mention snow mode at all. Did you notice that? Would be nice to have Kia actually explain that in a professional manner.
 

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Thanks for taking the time to explain. I still find it very strange that the owner manual doesn't mention snow mode at all. Did you notice that? Would be nice to have Kia actually explain that in a professional manner.
Btw can you direct me to the tube video that u are referring to ? I only found 1 by Kia which glosses over the snow mode with 1 sentence.
 

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There are some explanations on YouTube about this function. I have the AWD VERSION myself.
in all modes except snow mode, the slit is 70/30. 70% of the power goes to the front wheels and 30% to the rear wheel. When snow mode is engaged the split is 50/50. However in all modes if wheelspin is detected it will alter more power to the wheels that are not spinning.
Another thing to notice, if it detect the wheels are starting to spin it will cut power way dowe on the engine to help gain traction. Feels weird. You can bypass that if you turn off traction control. Button console on left side of steering wheel .
My gt-line awd behaves a little different under snow mode. It cuts the power from engine so you can floor it and it will only accelerate very slowly always. I've tried on dry warm pavement and still like that. My awd is about the same split 80/20 until tiniest wheelspin.then it will go up to 50/50. But it will do the same out of snowmode too. Basicly the only difference I've noticed is power cut constant and slower steering.
 
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