Given I live in Georgia, I don't have a ton of experience driving in the snow, but we've gotten a few storms in the last few years, so I can give a little advice.
MrsG has a 2wd Patriot, and I have a '98 TJ with big, knobby tires that I keep as a weekend/project vehicle. We got a bunch of snow here in January, which promptly turned to slush/ice the day after it snowed. This was a particular challenge for us because our driveway is 1/4 of the way down a huge hill.
While it was snowing, the TJ was fantastic - I put it in four high just cruised. However, when that snow turned to slush/ice, MrsG's little Patriot performed admirably. In fact, she was able to negotiate the hill in front of our house much, much better than I was. She got in and out of our driveway with no problem at all, whereas I actually had to park my TJ at the bottom of the hill (because that was where I came to rest when I stopped sliding).