I always found that brand new tires were always very good the first year......no matter what they were. I'm sure the first year they will stick in snow, but the second and third year, you're gonna have wanted snows.
It depends on the driver too.......I could drive most anything and it wouldn't really bother me but not what I would send my family out in.
'06 325i Monaco blue on Lemon dakota Sport + Prem (sold)
'05 Lincoln Aviator Ultimate
'03 10th Anniv SVT Cobra a.k.a "Darkhorse" 454RWHP/503RWTQ
'12 Mustang GT 11.92 @ 115.3 mph 390RWHP /375RWTQ