TXS stg 2
225/45/17 V-rated Hankook IceBear W300.
Cost (projected, havn't bought them yet but just a matter of time): 99 each, on the car out the door 500.
Seems like the general trend is the cheapest tires that could make it through. Kaiser pretty much said it all:
My rationale in buying them is that even the cheapest snow tires would rock when paired with AWD, and I was right.