My wife's 2010 Nissan Rogue SL AWD is our go-to snow vehicle. It just has the stock tires on it, but it's gotten us through some pretty tough conditions. At Solitude last year, we had an epic storm day and people were getting stuck in the parking lot. I turned the Rogue on, shifted down to L, and drove out like I was driving to the Prom. It's cheap and the Nissan OEM all weather floor mats are awesome for snow.
It's also a heck of a lot better in the snow than my rear wheel drive BMW 335. Going up into Little Cottonwood in a storm in that thing would be suicide.