My 4X2 Jeep goes great in snow
I purchased a new Jeep Compass lImited 4X2 in June07. Until just recently, I haven't been in much snow here in central PA. Been a mild winter. I was in about 5" of snow back December as well as an ice/sleet strorm. I do lots of driving, so, I found an Oem set of 17" wheels for the Compass Sport on Ebay and mounted a set of 215/65/17 Bridgestone Blizzaks on them.
With the limited-slip FWD it's more capable of going through snow!
Having the right tires for winter/snow weather is the best thing for winter driving.