.MASSHOLE.I don't doubt that, but an AWD Subaru will out perform any lifted truck, with or without snow tires, just due to center of gravity alone.
I can attest this this, I drove an 05 legacy sedan for 8 years and that fucker would crush on snow and ice. Some good snow tires with my extensive experience and knowledge of driving in the snow I could go anywhere in any storm.
Now I have a 15 tacoma (not the new body) and so far its been solid for me, but i definitely dont feel as grounded as my subi, but like you said its just due to the center of gravity. I only have all seasons on my truck because i dont drive around in the snow very often anymore, but im sure id feel more confident with nice tires.
That being said, snow driving is about confidence and skill, any car with 4wd and nice tires will be fine for the skilled driver.