I agree a 4x2 Commander can't compete with any of the 4x4 Commanders in the snow, but with a good set of snow tires and some common sense a 4x2 Commander should be pretty reliable transportation. I've been successfully driving front and rear wheel drive vehicles for more than 25 years with that approach in upstate New York and New England. I didn't get the QDII Commander for the winters, but for an excuse to take it off some of the roads.
Wasn't there another thread where someone was frustrated with their Murano (or the Infiniti version) in the snow? The problem probably wasn't so much with Nissan's 4x4 system but the sport oriented tires. There are clearly some vehicles you don't want to get caught in a snow storm in, but a 4x2 Commander isn't one of them.
Our LEO friends here, would you rather have your Crown Vic's and Chargers in the snow or a 4x2 Commander?