We get a bit of snow here in Nova Scotia. I leave mine in 2h unless stuck. 4 wheel drive gets you going when you need it, but momentum keeps you going. Just remember easy does it is most effective. I.E. stab the gas ,tromp the brakes, or crank the steering hard and hello ditch goodbye road.
X2. Fools a lot of people. It gets you going better yes but doesn't help steer or stop.just drive cautiously and leave lots of room, you'll be fine. Of course watch for the idiot flying low and imvincible in his new 4x4. You'll find him down the road upside down
Being in 4x4 gives much better control in snowy conditions. All wheels can provide engine braking which is effective at reducing speed without applying braking power. But keep in mind if your tires and suspension are junk, it will be much less effective.
We get tons of snow where I live from about November to February. Sometimes I need 4wd just to get out of my driveway.. Eh. My X pretty much never leaves 4wd until im fully confident in 2wd and even then there are spots where I pop it into 4wd to be safe. Have even had it on the highway in 4wd and it works perfect. 4wd cant help with black ice as I learned last month but with thick snow and slushy roads it will do the trick.