Here are the top choices in each category.
- Studdable Winter / Snow: Better than an all-season tire even without studs at a typically economical price point. If you decide to stud these tires check your local state laws to determine if it's legal. Tire Rack can stud the winter tires for $15 per tire.
- Studless Ice and Snow: Incorporate the latest and greatest winter tire technologies and grip close to a studded tire but with a smoother ride and noise comfort. These tires are suggested for rural environments or environments with lots of snow or snow-packed roads.
- Winter Performance Tires: Offer higher speed ratings for better handling on dry and wet roads. These tires work best in urban environments with good snow removal.