I live in Salt Lake City and bought my CR-V Hybrid the end of February, so it was still in the 20-30's in the morning and I love the heated steering wheel and heater, both warm up very quickly. One thing to note, I only drove in one snow storm and the front sensor in the grill iced over so all safety equipment associated with that sensor were disabled and I receive a warning that this was the case. I think Honda should remedy this with a temperature activated heating element or some other method, it was very distracting at the time.
What safety equipment feature do you want to operate in snowy conditions? The normal recommendation I always heard was to not use the nannies in the snow or ice.