Wouldnt mind a Subaru, thats a great recommendation. Ive always liked everything about their boxer motors.Creature comforts are low on the "needs" list. Performance is whats most important on those hills. The only thing that crosses my mind when deciding between an awd sedan over a jeep is the suspension height differences at deep snow depths. Would a 2-4" lift on a jeep give it a major advantage in snow (like it does on trails) vs a sedan? But then in the spring and summer it would barely be used where the Subaru or Audi would be used all the time all seasons. Definitely something to think on, thanks man.