Had some fun around Syracuse and the suburbs tonight with the CVT hatch in the middle of the snowstorm. Was very pleased with the handling on snow covered roads, and even more pleased when it wasn't all packed down. Great performance, IMHO, even with almost 12k on the stock tires. Ended up plowing a little snow when I got home, it was deeper than the ground clearance of the car. Now I need to hit a parking lot that's not plowed out, and get even more of a feeling for how the car handles under some differing conditions.