It occurred to me as I was mucking around in 8" of new snow today that front wheel drive would be a plus. The rear wheel drive is outdated and inadequate. These new trucks are so light in the rear that getting traction is a losing battle in loose snow. With front wheel drive you have the weight of the vehicle that would assist in traction. Perhaps it is an engineering impossibility with weight of the trucks but it sure seems plausible to me.