Recently, we bought a Subuaru Outback, mostly because we needed something good in the snow, and boy is it ever. You can purposly try to do doughnuts and foolish car things and your not even able to. Very good in snow. The visibilty is good too, nice big windows in the back.
Put the clock, wher the radio is, not by the instrument cluster. Also with the AWD system, there needs to be better gas milage.