We have had this Malibu about 6 years now. The overall performance is very good. But, it really performs poorly in snow. I have fairly new tires,and in the winter,it still slides. If snow is about 2 inches on the roads,at traffic lights,it will skid when I start out. Going up a little incline to enter a parking lot is also tricky. The heated seats are my favorite heater feature. When I first start out in winter I put the heated seat on,it relaxes your muscles and warms you gently. So with the heated seats,and the car heater,you get warm from the front and back.