All-season tires can provide traction in winter months, but that traction depends on the amount of snow that falls. The more slush, snow and ice on the road—the less an all-season tire can keep up. If you drive a pickup truck or SUV, for example, you would benefit significantly from a set of SUV or pickup truck tires for snow. Some of our recommendations include:
Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow: This Studless Ice & Snow winter tire enhances winter driving performance with predictable handling on dry and wet roads, along with traction in snow and on ice. Tire Rack Consumer Review: "To get to my house, you have to go up a 15-degree grade, then a 25-degree grade, then finally a 35-degree grade. Imagine 4-6" of fresh wet snow, and then try to make it to the top. I did. Twice. In two snow storms. These tires passed the test." — Tire Rack Consumer Review, Lexus RX350, NY
Firestone Winterforce: These Studdable winter radials deliver outstanding value at an affordable price. An aggressive tread pattern creates biting edges (and allows for studs), which provide exceptional traction in snow and on ice. Tire Rack Consumer Review: "Best winter tire I've ever bought. You can't beat the price, the traction, the tread life. I couldn't get my Rav4 stuck. Toyota's AWD system with these tires is amazing. I've pulled my 2-wheel drive up out of my driveway on solid ice with these things on my Rav4. I will never buy another snow tire after having these." — Tire Rack Consumer Review, Toyota Rav4 4WD, PA
NOTE: For exclusive Tire Rack winter tire ratings for the Firestone Winterforce, you'll want to read "Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studdable Winter / Snow."
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1: As a Studless tire, these Bridgestone snow tires combine grip in snow and on ice with exceptional handling on wet and slushy roads. The DM-V1 focuses on ice traction and braking, as well as wet road handling and hydroplaning resistance. Tire Rack Consumer Review: "Awesome tread design, wide sipes that channel slush and water perfectly. Our Acadia is AWD but these tires make this SUV a tank!! Highly recommend them to anyone who is concerned about icy roads or deep snow as we live on a back road and these tires are flawless!!!" — Tire Rack Consumer Review, GMC Acadia SLT AWD, PA
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