Big White has a fleet of Sienna's. Let's be honest, the average day up here is your worst day anywhere else. Most snow days aren't gonna be an issue imo. They can be lifted about 6" too. Lowest MPG all wheel drive van.I know a few people who have had Siennas won't argue about comfort but one of the things mentioned earlier about mobility issues etc... Siennas are easy to get stuck and difficult to get unstuck compared to the other vehicles being discussed. Their low ground clearance combined with their wheelbase makes them easy to high center even on a snowbank that would be a speed bump for other vehicles. Shorter wheelbase or higher ground clearance would be harder to get stuck.
In the dead of winter to be able to get in and go and not worry about road conditions as much mini-van probably isn't the right way to go.
We are on our second Odyssey, and you are still talking about big tires so it moves well. The Hakkapeliittas definitely help. If you are very rural the Hybrid RAV4 sounds right both for the clearance and reduced fuel cost.In the dead of winter to be able to get in and go and not worry about road conditions as much mini-van probably isn't the right way to go.