Zippy & great in the snow.
I love the 6 cylinder engine. It is got great stamina and is even quite zippy, especially for an SUV. It does fantastic in the snow, even better than the outback I used to drive. The only drawbacks I have found are minor convenience issues: the design of the front seats is a little claustrophobic/space shuttle like! And the backseat ac seems to be only cold air.. Not great in winter. Plus the way back seats have very little air pressure compared to the front and middle rows.