Stay on hard pack and don't get cute and the Pilot will do a great job. I second everything @aggrex has said.
Also, here is an image @plplplpl posted yesterday. Basically you get torque at all 4 wheels from a stop and the system will alter how much torque based on slip and how much go pedal you are giving it. It diminishes as speed increases. In lock mode, you get 50/50 torque up to 6mph where it will slowly diminish up to 18 or 20mph.