When coming to a stop, there is no difference between RWD, AWD and FWD. The key difference is in acceleration. You have profoundly more grip in an AWD car vs FWD or RWD. If anything, AWD adds more weight which doesn't help in stopping. Get yourself dedicated snow tires if snow is a factor in where you live.
Last thing to note, not all "All Season" tires are rated for snow. If you do get all seasons that are snow rated, I wouldn't trust them in anything more than a dusting of snow.
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Thanks to all for responding to my original message. I ended up buying snow tires (Blizzak LM-60) and they made a HUGE difference. I felt like I was one of the few on the snowy and then icy road the other day that could control my car in most situations (of course - 4 wheels on ice is never good.) I also found that the performance is good on dry and on wet roads, though a tad noisy. I love my new tires and now feel much better again about my CT.
BTW - MPG (perhaps coincidentally) has gone up with the new tires -
Ok...finally had a string of nasty weather /roads here in the MidAtlantic for the first time since I got my 2012. I have the standard issue all weather radials on my car and it did well.....even during heavy snowfall on my way home Tuesday..which is mostly uphill and some people were having a fit.
I kept it in Sport Mode and used a very light touch on the accelerator when starting on a hill, etc and I got around just fine. If I were in a snowier climate I would certainly consider snow tires but for the weather we get so far so good...I do keep the "secret Code" handy just in case!