Great point on the "3 Peak" rubber stamp.
That 3 peak rating literally means NOTHING on icy roads. I see 4x4's in the ditch all winter with off-road 3 peak stamps.
True winter tires are the only correct answer for serious winter drivers.
Any AWD or 4x4 with snow tires is an absolute winter beast.
Hell, even FWD with snow tires is a quality winter road machine.
The Bronco Base with proper winter tires will be no different.
*This is based on 32 years of driving in Buffalo, NY winters*