Before I bought my AWD Ridgeline, I test drove a FWD version. I hated the FWD version - even on clean, dry roads. It understeered like crazy and even slipped the inside front tire accelerating from a stop into a corner. It just drove like a big, FWD SUV.
RWD AWD version, on the other hand, handled much more neutrally and confidently. The overdriven rear really makes a difference in everyday driving.