i have an AWD LTZ and of my last 3 vehicles ( 06 subaru forester XT, 01 F150 Supercrew 4x4, 04 F150 Supercab 4x4 ) the traverse by far feels the most surefooted in the snow. that said no vehicle is a substitute for defensive driving. 4 wheel go does not = 4 wheel stop. i drive I-80 over the Sierras often and see many Bay area Hummers, Grand Cherokees, Misc Lifted trucks in the ditch all the time. i only make these comments since some meatball will read my comments and think they are untouchable in foul weather and proceed to drive like an a$$.