Re: 2016 vs 2017 AWD differencs?
again, I've not driven in the snow with this car, but the equinox we test drove last year on snow and this car on dirt seem very quick to act, with no noticeable lag in engagement or wheel spin. As far as disconnecting it goes, it's supposed to save component wear, but I think that's mostly a thing of the past where older systems were meant to be very much part time and not left on.
Even with the merits of disconnecting the rear axle being questionable, I still appreciate the modes to change the shift profiles, and would at least use the trailer mode and AWD mode routinely. as far as wheel spin goes, I've never had that, but I've never been in the habit to floor it from a stop, and always get at least a little momentum going then feed in the throttle to full to avoid breaking stuff and toasting the tires. if you HAVE to floor it from a stop, find another intersection to use or wait for an opening.