Originally Posted by ucla95
Assuming snow mode as well.
It makes no difference what car or SUV, with AWD or without and "snow mode" or not.
There is NO
substitute for dedicated SNOW/Winter tires.
Medium to deep snow has to have a place to get out from under the tire. The treads on "all-seasons" are not designed to do that like dedicated snow tires are.
I have proven this many times over through the years. I did it again in 2013 with the stock all-seasons (Pirelli Scorpion) on the GC. In 8" of fresh wet snow, the all-seasons were sliding around. An hour later switched over to the Pirelli Scorpion "Ice and Snow" tires and repeated in the same snow, new and fresh not driven on. The control was without a doubt 100% better.
(Currently riding my 2nd season on these dedicated winter tires)
Tires > any other "upgrade" in my book if you value your safety and the safety of your passengers.