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I have driven my '05 a couple of times with chains on. It drives just like any front wheel drive car with chains. It does have limited ground clearance, so you need to stay out of the deep stuff.

As has been said, since the "transmission" is continously variable, there is no low gear. The "B" position on the shifter changes the programming to provide slightly more drag on the down hill. I find that it is less drag than I would expect in the 2 position on an ordinary automatic. On the other hand, when you ride your brakes, you're using regenerative braking, so you're not overheating the brakes. If the battery is in danger of being over charged on a long down hill, the electric motor will spin the ICE (internal combustion engine) to use the extra power.
 
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