I was wondering about the CRV's AWD system and its effectiveness in inclement weather. It didn't snow here in WI up until this week but before that a co-worker of mine many years ago commented on the BMW XDrive and said how it was so stable during a snowy long trip he had. I was always intrigued on that so I read up on BMW XDrive and Audi Quattro. I also read up on Subaru AWD system as well. It snowed in my area this week so I had a chance to test out the CRV AWD. So far so good. I found it was more stable than the FWD'ers we have in the slushy snow that was on the road. The downside? Overconfidence. I was going faster than I would normally in such condition and didn't realize it at first. I was in fact driving a bit too fast until I realized how fast it was and the chicken side of me had me slowing down. Never driven other brands AWD so don't really know how good they are but I'm still lusting after BMW XDrive.