I noticed that most of the postings about trips with the X are from people in Calif or the sourthwest over the summer. Can someone tell me how the X performs in snowy and icy conditions, for those who live in less hospitable climates? I moved to the northeast from Texas 3 winters ago and had to replace a transmission in my Voyager van from trying to make it up my steep snow covered driveway. I understand that the X has an advanced 4 wheel drive system but I would be interested in knowing if it performs just as well in winter conditions as those truck-based 4 wheel drive SUVs. Thanks in advance.