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This Thread is going nowhere. Turn on the traction control. :)
From Post #13 and #15
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning. The Traction Control System reduces wheel slip and maintains traction at the driving (front) wheels. The system reduces wheel slip by engaging the brake on the wheel that is losing traction (spinning). The system operates at speeds below 35 mph (56 km/h).
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, ice, or snow, turn the Traction Control System OFF before attempting to “rock” the vehicle free
Similar information shows up a couple Posts after that. Owner's Manuals say it well. The above is once more.

Traction control does slow you down by applying the brakes to the spinning wheel to give power to the other wheel (Post #40). Don't use it when rocking the vehicle for obvious reasons and maybe not when getting a good run on uphill in some snow, with good snow tires, where you might want to get all the speed you can get (no brakes applied) (Post #40). TC is likely more applicable to all season tires IMO. Think sloped driveway. That's when part time 4WD saves the day. :)
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