Originally Posted by gpb
*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.
+1...snow tires also required for SUVs. it's crazy how many people drive SUV's and AWD cross-overs in snow on all-seasons. I'm installing my wife's snow tires this week on her MDX.