A small percentage of vehicles on the road have winter / snow tires installed. That means the majority are struggling though on all-seasons.
If you prefer driving on all-seasons during the winter, my recommendations vary based on the type of vehicle. Our survey results give us a peek at what is working out in the real world.
Passenger All-Season - Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
This is a perennial top rated tire in the snow. With over 50 MILLION miles of customer feedback there is no doubt this is one of the best out there. Others may appear better when brand new, but as the miles rack up, the TripleTred always ends up in the top three.
Grand Touring All-Season - Michelin Primacy MXV4
For the touring/performance car, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 is the best option. Again, a multi-million mile reported tire that scores the best in the winter elements. With tread depth being a key component to snow traction, high reported miles indicates strong performance throughout the life of the tire.
Highway All-Season - Goodyear Fortera TripleTred
For your SUV or pick-up truck, another Goodyear is highly ranked, namely the Fortera TripleTred. Over 13 million reported miles and still going strong in the winter categories.
Highway All-Season - Michelin LTX M/S2
As an alternative, the Michelin LTX M/S2 debuted very high (currently #1). Even though the long-term feedback is not present here, past history would tell us this tire is here to stay. Its predecessor, the LTX MS has some 75 million miles reported and was always overall rated in the top five.