How does VW Tiguan Snow Mode work?

May 18th, 2018 by

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Drive Modes Explained

Car shoppers who live in a climate that experiences inclement weather or drivers looking for a vehicle that can take them a little further off the beaten path may want to consider a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan model that is outfitted with the Volkswagen 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. The 4MOTION system is in part controlled by selectable drive modes that can help customize drive settings depending on the terrain. We explain more about the VW Tiguan drive modes below.

Snow Mode
When Snow Mode is selected, the VW Tiguan engine will upshift earlier helping to limit power going to the wheels too quickly which can cause slipping and uneven traction.*

On-Road Mode
On-Road Mode is the selection drivers will likely use most often when driving conditions are good. On-Road mode allows drivers to choose additional settings based on comfort and performance interests.

Off-Road Mode
Off-Road Mode is customized to maintain traction via Hill Descent Control and other specialized settings on uneven terrain making it the perfect choice for your next off-road adventure.**

Off-Road Custom
Off-Road Custom Mode is perfect for drivers who like to be in control of their off-road performance. Steering options, all-wheel drive options, and more can be custom configured to driver preference.

*When driving during cold, snowy, or icy weather conditions, ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate all-season or winter weather tires. Even with appropriate tires, you must always drive in a manner appropriate for the weather, visibility and road conditions. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer.

**Always ensure that your vehicle is equipped with appropriate tires and equipment and always adjust your speed and driving style to the road, terrain, traffic, and weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.