Ordered SEL 4motion. I tow a 4000# Airstream frequently and think it will be more stable in wet, slippery conditions. I'm just not confident in towing that much weight with just FWD. Should prove a plus in winter, too, although we don't get the amount of snow that we used to in Chicago area. Looking forward to some winter trips to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our cars get winter tires on separate wheels - perhaps it won't be needed with 4motion, and I may wait to see how the first winter snow/ice feels.