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Asked by Jan 18, 2017 at 05:17 PM about the 2013 Honda Pilot Touring 4WD

Question type: General

I have a 13 pilot touring, couple weeks ago where I
live( Central NJ) we had about 8 in. Of snow. This
is my first time out with it in snow. Seemed OK,
than went around a corner(90°) at about 5 mph
and fishtailed. So I don't feel so confident. I also
was not driving recklessly. So on the way home, I
switched to d3 and I felt like I was in a different
vehicle the way it performed( awesome). So how
fast can I drive in d3 up to, ( snow/ dry conditions)?

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119,915

Make sure you have good snow tires. You have to judge the driving conditions as they will vary - a lot.

305,225

D3 means the trans will only shift up to 3rd gear. So around 40- 45mph. Sliding in a turn with snow is normal in some cases, even with AWD. The wheels won't kick in to give you traction till the vehicle detects slippage. Try and find a snow filled empty parking lot one night and drive around taking sharp turns getting comfortable with the way the vehicle handles and how to correct the steering wheel when the car does slide. Turn the wheel into the slide and don't panic.

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