- 2020 CX-5 Signature Azul Metalico
I was driving up a steep unpaved section yesterday and encountered a large truck unloading materials. It's sort of a shortcut and there aren't many places two vehicle can get past each other. I didn't know how long I would have to wait so decided to try to squeeze by between the truck and a fence. There was enough space just barely for me to clear the truck but my front left wheel entered a depression that created enough resisistence that all the drive went to the right front wheel which just spun and spun. It seemed like the car wasn't getting any drive assistance from the rear wheels although of course I couldn't see if they spun at all. I had to back down a meter or so, the truck pulled up a bit and I was able to get through without entering that depression. I walked back down and looked at it today and was surprised and dissapointed that that shallow depression had defeated the AWD. It surprised me even more because I was already un an up hill incline where I would have thought the car would already be sending drive to the rear. And maybe it was but just not much. I know this is an old complaint but it's shame the front and rear can't be locked together as was the case on my previous car, a Renault Duster which had Nissan's drive system. Just venting.