The stock tires on my Chrysler 300 were positively scary on ice and snow, even for somebody who learned to drive in Minnesota in the winter, in 1970's rear wheel drive cars. I decided to change to winter tires, and bought a wheel/tire package with the Michelin Xi3. With these tires, you don't even notice light snow, and traction in deep snow and on ice is very sure and predictable. On dry pavement, these tires are as quiet as the stock tires. The on-center feel is slightly looser than the stock tires, but still very good. It's a small price to pay for the improvement in traction.
I ordered these tires late on a Wednesday night, and on Friday afternoon the UPS truck was backing into my driveway! I'm very impressed with the Tire Rack's service!