I am a proud owner of a 2008 Honda CRV EX AWD and would like to share my driving experience in a snow storm. I live in Massachusetts (northern suburb of Boston) and yesterday, I was driving my CRV in the midst of the snow storm which had dumpped 11 inches of snow in Boston area. Due to heavy traffic grid lock on the main roads, I decided to take back roads. All the back roads were covered with at least 5 to 6 inches of powdery snow. I was scared, but let me tell you, this bad boy (CRV) was unbelievable in the snow. AWD, ABS breaking system, VSA all worked flawlessly keeping my car straight on the snow covered road. My CRV did not even skidded and inch. I am impressed with Honda's technology and surprised to find out that all those electronic safety features Honda puts into these CRVs worked, as Honda said they should. I used to own a Subaru 4 WD (older model) before and in the snow it used to skid a lot. But CRV was so stable in yesterday's snow storm, made me think that finally Honda made a perfect car for those who are living in snow belt.
My suggestion to everyone who lives in a snow belt, get a CRV with AWD and never have to worry about getting home in a snow storm. Believe me it is worth spending $1200.00 for an AWD.
Thank you Honda for a well built car which took me and my wife home safe and sound yesterday. Keep up the good work.