First time posting here. I know it's summer time, but having just gone through a brutal winter (New York), I'm already planning ahead for next winter. My wife is a doctor, so she can't avoid driving in snow. We currently have a 2007 Honda Accord. It's a great car, but my wife has gotten stuck a couple of times in the snow with it.
We did not have snow tires. For next winter, I definitely plan to buy full set of 4 snow tires. My wife, though, thinks that isn't enough. She wants a 4WD car, maybe even an SUV. My question is: How much better would a 4WD vehicle be compared to our front-wheel drive Honda Accord with snow tires? Even if we bought a 4WD vehicle, wouldn't I have to install snow tires on it anyway for maximum benefit? And how much better is an SUV compared to a regular car in the snow (assuming both are 4WD)?
Thanks for any advice!