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Looking at the configurator, every trim has 4MOTION as an option and the mark-up is easy to absorb. At around $1000-2000 more i'm thinking that a lot of owners will get it but have my doubts since a vehicle this size might not need it. Now you can see why I created this poll.

Do you plan on getting 4MOTION? If you do, which trim?

 

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Ordered SEL 4motion. I tow a 4000# Airstream frequently and think it will be more stable in wet, slippery conditions. I'm just not confident in towing that much weight with just FWD. Should prove a plus in winter, too, although we don't get the amount of snow that we used to in Chicago area. Looking forward to some winter trips to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our cars get winter tires on separate wheels - perhaps it won't be needed with 4motion, and I may wait to see how the first winter snow/ice feels.
 

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We've had the SE w/tech 4motion for about a month now. I live in the northeast so 4motion is a must. I'll have to see how the Atlas does in the snow. I've had a number of all wheel drive cars/suvs in the past and AWD is great but you have to get good tires. Our old car was a CX-9 with Blizzaks tires in the winter and that thing was pretty much unstoppable.
 

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We've had the SE w/tech 4motion for about a month now. I live in the northeast so 4motion is a must. I'll have to see how the Atlas does in the snow. I've had a number of all wheel drive cars/suvs in the past and AWD is great but you have to get good tires. Our old car was a CX-9 with Blizzaks tires in the winter and that thing was pretty much unstoppable.
With those Blizzaks on the Atlas or something of similar performance you should be good. Plus the way i always seen it is that tires do far more to influence your winter driving than any tech does although it can help. Tires + Your Abilities as a driver.
 

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I ordered an Atlas SEL Premium with 4MOTION ..
I am planning to head up north .. I am wanting to know if winter ties are going to be necessarily ..
 

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The standard Continental tires on my SEL are rated M+S on the sidewall (18"), but they don't inspire confidence visually. I think Tire Rack will get my money for a winter tire/wheel set soon. It's about $1000-1200, with a wide selection to choose from. That's not much more than the insurance deductible. We've gone through some crazy snow with winter tires on several fwd or rwd vehicles, so the 4Motion on the Atlas we just got should be an eye opener.
 

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The standard Continental tires on my SEL are rated M+S on the sidewall (18"), but they don't inspire confidence visually. I think Tire Rack will get my money for a winter tire/wheel set soon. It's about $1000-1200, with a wide selection to choose from. That's not much more than the insurance deductible. We've gone through some crazy snow with winter tires on several fwd or rwd vehicles, so the 4Motion on the Atlas we just got should be an eye opener.
insurance companies will always find ways to not give discounts even when it actually makes sense.
as self driving cars come on the road you will see the same thing happen and this time the excuse might be because of increased pedestrian situations
 
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