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Canadian Model : Seltos SX Turbo AWD
25 Months Old. 50,000 Kilometres.
50% Highway 50% Urban Driving.
Extreme Winters and Hot Summers.
Some Rural and Mountain Driving.
- Canadian Rockies

The Positives:
Still happy with the purchase. No recalls. No issues. Nothing has stopped working properly. NAV updates with no issues. Lots of power when filled with adults and camping gear. Handles well. I can’t say enough how great the AWD system is with winter tires - it handles rural roads, mountains and city driving with ice and snow without issue; has surprised many passengers, including a Subaru owner. AC is good. Heats up easily even when colder than -30 Celsius. Regular maintenance, nothing more. Larger on the inside than it looks. The driver assist features are top notch.

The Negatives:
It is a loud vehicle - wind and road noise. The stock tires give lots of road noise. I can’t pin point it but I feel there is a cold draft by the driver pillar. It is a firm drive for some.

Overall still very happy. For the price point don’t know if you could get much better. It just works. Engine runs smooth, I prefer the DCT to IVT. The mileage is pretty good given the AWD is always on.
 

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By always on, I just mean more so as in there is no mode to keep it only front wheel drive, like Mitsubishi and other brands have. Further, from a stop, or even speeds under 30km/h - it sends power pretty much 50/50 front and back until you hit about 50km/h which by then it is 100% just sending power to the front in standard road conditions. So in normal city driving it is often powering all four wheels even without slippage etc.

I agree it isn’t a full time awd system - but from a stop it auto sends to all four wheels. Where many other brands just sent to the front unless slippage is detected.
 

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I think the manual even describes situations the diff lock should be engaged (sand, mud, deep snow). If you're one of the ones driving with it locked all the time you might want to check your manual. Search for AWD Lock in a PDF. It's clearly not intended to be always on. The manual describes specific conditions it's supposed to help. And disengages at 60kph/38mph anyway.
I never have it on … I’ve never found it needed.
 
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