Intelligent Traction Management
INTELLIGENT TRACTION MANAGEMENT
When road conditions change, just push the Intelligent Traction Management button to optimize for the terrain. Two-wheel drive trims on the Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline include Snow mode, while all-wheel-drive trims add Mud and Sand modes. Each mode adjusts throttle, shifting, torque distribution and Vehicle Stability AssisTM (VSA®) for the unique challenges of the selected terrain.
To help minimize wheel slippage, especially when accelerating from a stop, Snow mode sets the automatic transmission to start in second gear and adjusts the throttle for less pedal sensitivity.
Maintaining momentum is essential in muddy driving conditions. To help you keep moving, Mud mode delays upshifts for increased wheel torque and adjusts VSA to allow more wheel slip.
Soft-sand driving calls for more aggressive pedal tuning to minimize throttle delay. Sand mode also delays upshifts for increased wheel torque.