I guess I didn't give the whole story. "Tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body." And: "Note: When chains cannot be used, use of another type of traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable if use on your vehicle is recommended by the device manufacturer...."
There's about an inch and a half clearance between the tire and the edge of the fender at the front of the wheel arch. If a chain loosened in use it would certainly tear up the moldlng on the edge of the opening.
So, I guess we have to find "spring chains" of some sort. Hmmmm.
2013 XV Ice Silver CVT