Jan 24, 2014 - 08:50 PM
I am not aware of any benefit to traction control in using L.
I can see why Chevrolet would recommend avoiding L in slick conditions: the regen braking effort is only at the front wheels, and if applied strongly, the back end may start sliding left or right, and the traction control will have to activate.
Source: My experience, and the user manual
Jan 25, 2014 - 02:30 PM
My experience in snowy conditions is that it is harder to control in L than it is in D. Specifically if your going around a corner on a slippery snowy corner and you lift your foot off the accellerator the wheels go into regen offering more resistance.
I got into a nice left hand slide doing this on a corner, shifted back to D applied a bit of accellerator and straightened the car right out.
I only have few days in snow, for me personally D was easier. I can't comment about the proper or safer way to drive, it was just my personal experience.
I was trying L versus D out for positive forward traction in a few inches of snow. The anti-traction light came on in both instances and the computer seemed to adjust the wheel power forward and it drove in a straight line in both modes.
Until today I wondered why there was even a D to me it seemes like the computer could figure out when to "glide" and when to "regen" but now I know for me personally I want more glide on snow.
Feb 15, 2014 - 07:51 AM
Mar 01, 2014 - 08:17 AM