Yes, along with good tires.
I would say front wheel drive
Yes, all wheel drive is fantastic handling in the snow.
It's advantageous in being a front wheel drive car, though, like front wheel drive cars are prone to doing on slick surfaces, it is prone to fishtailing. If you have good tires and know how to drive in snow, you should be alright with it. If not, then there really isn't a good that'll transform you from a poor driver in snow to an excellent one.
you will probably get a lot of Torque steer
Generally speaking, a front wheel drive vehicle is better for driving in snow. This is because the weight of the engine rests on the driving wheels, allowing them to achieve better traction.
I live in montana and we get some serious snow. I have a 98 Pontiac grand am and it does well since its a front wheel drive.
Front wheel drive cars are better in snow.
Front wheel drive
A front wheel drive car has the weight of the engine of the car to help with traction as for the rear wheel does not have the engine weighing it down so there is less traction.
Front wheel drive is superior in every way...unless you drive on muddy roads or snow every single day. All wheel drive has twice as many parts to break and give trouble with only a very small gain on snow or mud. The previous answer is only partly correct. It depends greatly on where and what you drive in. If you get a lot of rain/snow/mud/etc where you drive, or drive on a lot of dirt or loose rocks, then definitely all wheel drive. If you only drive on dry highways, then front wheel drive is good enough, and will save you a little money on gas. Neither one is superior in every way, it all depends on what conditions you drive in. Obviously if you drive in slippery conditions, 4 wheels will give you superior traction, at the expense of using a little more gas. I had a front wheel drive car and I traded it in for a Buick Rendevoux which has computer controlled all wheel drive..I have never gotten stuck with the Buick,,All wheel drive in Iowa snow blows front wheel drive outa the water!
The powered tires. On a front wheel drive car, the front wheels. On rear wheel drive, the rear wheels.