Having owned a few all wheel drives and having been through several snows this winter, I have to say that the Envision performs better than any car I have had prior to this. It gives a real sense of confidence both starting and stopping.
Which model and tire brand does yours have? The Premium model got a UHP (ultra high performance ) all season tires and it does ok on the packed, white stuff. Definitely not scary and fun when doing power slides like a rear wheel drive car with electronics turned off