I flew into a snow storm in Boston a few years ago in December. Had a SUV reserved just in case but you’re absolutely right about Masshole drivers. They are awful which is why their cars are all beat up to shit.It's generally still warm enough through December in coastal New England that any snow which does fall melts quickly, but a solid vehicle isn't a bad idea if you never drive in snow at all. The real reason to have an SUV is for aggressive MA drivers. They aren't as bad as CT drivers, who are both aggressive and exceptional, but having a large vehicle and driving assertively is the way to go. I made sure I had a Tahoe waiting for me when I landed the last time I went to Boston.
God, I fucking hate Connecticut so much that thinking about about how much Mass annoys me just makes me think about how much worse CT is.