Wife has a 2014 Escape, FWD and for the past 2 winters I had to push her up our driveway if there was more than an inch of snow on the ground. We planned to purchase new tires before the snow hit home (SE Michigan), and picked them based on reading TONS of review for all season tires and how people said they performed in the snow. Ended up with a set of Conti’s for her car.
A solid 8 inches of snow hit us in 1 day last month, and well, the results speak for themselves. Yes those marks in the middle of the snow are the belly pan of her Escape making contact with the snow as well.