Indeed. 4x4 is nice just to add to ones winter battle arsenal but with a wide range of vehicles i've got by find with just winter tires and knowing how to control a vehicle in winter conditions. For most a minimal approach will do just fine.The most important factors in their test are snow tires and the course. Snow tires are more important than 4x4. It would be nice to see some real-world tests (not courses) with the stock A/S tires.