Driving in the snow has always been tricky with older vehicles, especially the two-wheel drive s. The problem is that the front wheels have no traction and they just spin in place.
With a four-wheel drive vehicle, you can still get stuck in the snow if it’s not set up correctly. Fortunately, the Nissan Armada has a snow mode that helps you gain traction in the snow.
This is a great feature to have if you live in an area where there’s a lot of snow. In this article, I am going to help you understand what snow mode is, what it does, and when to use it.
What is Nissan Armanda Snow Mode
Snow mode is a feature that can be found on Nissan Armada SUVs and other Nissan vehicles. It’s a feature that allows you to have better traction in the snow.
While it won’t make your vehicle go faster, it will allow you to gain control of your vehicle and keep moving forward when there is snow on the ground.
What Does Snow Mode Do on a Nissan Armada?
In order for the Armanda to have better traction when the “snow mode” is activated, the following things happen to your Nissan Armada:
1. Reduced Throttle Response:
For a better grip and traction on slippery surfaces, the throttle response will be reduced.
This means that you won’t be able to accelerate as quickly or as hard when in snow mode. This is important because you don’t want your Armada to speed up too quickly and lose traction when on snow and slippery surface.
2. Torque Distributed to all wheels:
In snow mode, torque will be distributed to all wheels of the Armada. This allows more control over your vehicle when driving on slippery surfaces.
3. Keep Gears at a Higher RPM:
In snow mode, the Armada will keep its gears at a higher rpm and reduce engine braking. This prevents you from getting stuck in snow or Ice when trying to accelerate out of a turn.
When to Use Snow Mode on a Nissan Armada?
This feature is designed to be used in certain conditions including:
When driving on slippery surfaces like snow or ice, use the snow mode to get better control of your vehicle.
Use this feature when driving on a surface such as freshly paved roads with no traction or when driving in the rain where there is a lot of standing water.
When not to use Snow Mode on a Nissan Armada?
Although you can technically use the snow feature anytime you want there are some instances where using it won’t help much or make any difference including:
Dry Flat Surface:
The snow feature will not help you control your vehicle on a flat surface. If you are driving in the middle of nowhere and happen to hit some ice then you may want to use this feature but if you are on a well-maintained road with no snow or ice then it will do nothing for you.
Do You Have to be in Park to Change to Snow Mode on a Nissan Armada?
The answer is no, you don’t have to be in the park to change to snow mode on a Nissan Armada. You can use the feature while you are driving or stopped.