2019 Nissan Pathfinder SV 4x4
I agree. With the little bit of winter you get, you'll be fine, even with the PFs setup. I think people mistakenly think PFs are AWD. They are not. Like mentioned, they have a very simple, rudimentary system where the ass-end is kicked in if front wheel slip is detected. The rear tires aren't kicked in by varying degrees either. It's all or nothing like flipping a toggle switch. It's not a harsh system. It is smooth, but it's definitely not fancy AWD.The all-seasons should work fine for me 99% of the time.
If you get lots of winter, today's all seasons, especially when they're low profile, no sidewall style tires/wheels totally blow, even with AWD/4x4.
What I've found over the years and it's really gotten bad on vehicles like Subarus where (surprisingly) their winter time prowess is highly touted is, the OEM puts, high fuel economy all-seasons on their vehicles. The last few Subarus I've owned (2012, 2014 and 2016) were so bad in winter conditions with the factory all-seasons that it was like they didn't have AWD.