Originally Posted by Philz BMW
Buy an SUV. Drive it when it snows.
*Phbbt*. An SUV with crappy tires just gives you a better view of what you're crashing into.
Cornering ability and stopping distance depend on traction. Traction depends on the tire's ability to grip what it's sitting on. Body style is irrelevant. AWD, limited slip, and traction control are great to help you *go* but do nothing to help you *stop*. Anti-lock brakes help maximize the *use* of your available traction, but cannot give you winter tire traction from summer tires.