Bumping this up now that more folks have seen winter weather. Any expereinces yet? How does the Lightning do in snow? Ice?
Good analysis, thanks! Where do you live / drive in snow? Just wondering what sort of snow you usually see.Lots of snow here over the last month or so. I have stock "all season" tires.
Overall, I'd say lightning does much better than my F-350 Powerstroke (Michelin Defender M/s2 tires), weight distribution is noticably better and all time all wheel drive obviously helps. I haven't really had issues getting up and going out of icy approaches, although if you aren't careful the amount of torque available with the lightning can break free pretty easily. I have been happy that the traction control hasn't been overly restrictive to date, and has seemed to work effectively.
I don't think it does quite as well as my escape hybrid (stock tires), I think the higher profile and more mass hurts it a bit on ice. I do feel just as confident driving the Lightning as the escape.
I do really like the regenerative braking/1 pedal driving for ice, as i feel it gives me a bit more control when slowing down than tapping the brakes would.
For deep snow, the order is reversed, the 350 is the go to with much more clearance, then the lightning, then the escape.
Did you try turning off traction control? That might not be enough as you probably can't turn off all the traction control.I tried doing donuts earlier this week, but my Lariat just didn’t slide enough, LOL. Loving it driving to work at night in Wisconsin winter w slick roads, sleet, and snow. This truck is a winter beast - except range! Sure wish Ford had used a heat pump, not just battery cooling!