Hey I'm new to this site. I've had my Rav 4 since last summer and I love it. The winter where I live is pretty harsh and the snow piles high. It was awesome on the snow. The 4x4 system works extremely well and tire spin is minimal. If you crank it hard while in a slow speed turn you can fish-tail it out pretty good and get some side-ways action going as you pick-up speed moving forward. Very cool. For winter I went with the optional narrower size of 215/70R16 in a Cooper Discovery. They are the best tires for this truck by far and in the mud they are also exceptional. (been there too) I've had alot of winter tires in the past on other vehicles and have found these to be the best yet. Summer is a different story. I stick with the on-road type and I preffer the "H" rated or above for the handling and steering response. Did I mention I sell tires? I also build custom one of a kind furniture and have a hitch on my Rav that pulls my trailer. Got to go. Marcutio out!