I put 250,000 miles on Honda cars in the mountain west and never had a problem except when snow depth or ruts thereof exceeded clearance on chassis. Incredibly reliable vehicle. Use studded snows on all four corners if you're real worried, but the new generation of soft/hard studless tires like Bridgestone Blizzak or Yokohama Guardex give better control on everything, plus are a lot quieter, only negative is stopping distance on ice is a little longer than studded. Keep some cable chains on hand for getting out of the ditch or parking spot. Get new wipers every season with snow-covers to inhibit buildup. Good Luck.