There are no bad snow cars, only bad snow drivers. A better way to settle this
debate would be this.
Which vehicles would you want your spouse/kids riding in on a pretty hairy ice packed mountain road with someone behind the wheel that has very little winter drivng experience?
The best snow vehicles are the ones that require the least expertise to drive in poor weather. A real ace can get a good fwd most places. A fairly experienced winter driver can handle most 4wd pick ups and SUVs. But, many complete novices can make it through in a good awd vehicle.