Just traded my Avalanche for a 2006 AWD SRX and 4 hours after I picked it up it started to snow. We got a couple of inches with lots of ice under it and black ice everywhere. Once I get over the disappointment of how dirty my new car is I have to rave about the handling in the slippery weather. At no time did the car feel anything other than in complete control, even when I tried to provoke a slide I just got a little drift which never felt out of control. I will obviously have to watch my speed however as I have looked down a couple of times and been doing about 75 MPH and it felt like 55 MPH in the Avalanche. So far I am very happy. The delay when you turn the key is very disconcerting as is the lag in the throttle when you move from a stop.