Well we got dumped on the day I picked my Nitro up we got 23" in Juneau. I have the select 4wh.dr. not awd highways. were ok (getting plowed) back streets another story had no trouble with the drsys. but the stock Goodyears wanted to slid to much and these were the 17" supposed upgrade tires. Went to the Les Schwab dealer the next morning & got some winter cat SST tires in 245/65r/17 1 size larger than stock. What a diff. the Nitro became an ATV drivability and handling were great. stops & starts were no problem I don't think I drove in anything deeper than 10" turned into a little bit of a plow that big bumper is good for something after all LOL. When we got off ferry at home had been snowing since 9pm the nite before had like 8 to 10" on the ground went up and down the hills like a goat,the Nitro is pretty impressive in adverse conditions even my wife drives now & she would never drive the dak in the snow. this veh. may not be perfect but it is obvious a lot of thought went into it With the exception of the stock tires. I'll rate it 9 out of 10 for snow.