Consumer Reports: Winter/Snow Truck/SUV Tires 2019

Truck winter/snow tires are specifically designed for pickups and SUVs. Like car winter/snow tires, always use truck winter/snow tires in a set of four for optimum grip to go, stop, and corner. But on cleared roads they might not grip as well as all-season tires, and they tend to wear more quickly.

Size tested: 215/60R17.

  1. Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2 - Winner Recommended
    Test Score:
    74
    Verdict:

    Top-rated winter/snow truck tire. Fair stopping performance on dry and wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Noise   Ice Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    76 24
  2. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV Recommended
    Test Score:
    68
    Verdict:

    A well rounded tire to tackle most winter weather conditions. Fair stopping performance on wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Aquaplaning   Ice Braking   Noise / Comfort   Wet Braking  
    82 29
  3. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 Recommended
    Test Score:
    68
    Verdict:

    Recommended for severe winter conditions. This tire has Impressive snow traction and grip on icy surfaces. But fair stopping performance on dry and wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Snow Traction   Comfort   Ice Braking  
    83 35
  4. General Grabber Arctic
    Test Score:
    66
    Verdict:

    Good for moderately severe winter weather conditions. It has very good snow traction and excellent braking on ice.

    Snow Traction   Ice Braking   Comfort / Noise   Value   Rolling Resistance   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    78 24
  5. Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8
    Test Score:
    66
    Verdict:

    Emphasizes winter performance. Tire with excellent snow traction and ice braking. Relatively poor handling and wet braking performance.

    Comfort / Noise   Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Ice Braking   Wet Braking   Handling  
    85 17
  6. Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v
    Test Score:
    66
    Verdict:

    This tire can tackle most winter weather conditions. But fair stopping performance on dry and wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Snow Traction   Comfort   Aquaplaning   Ice Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    82 27
  7. Nexen Winguard Winspike
    Test Score:
    62
    Verdict:

    Good performing tire for most winter conditions. Fair stopping performance on dry and wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Ice Braking   Comfort / Noise   Snow Traction   Value   Rolling Resistance   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    80 15
  8. Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT
    Test Score:
    62
    Verdict:

    Good performing tire for most winter conditions. Fair stopping performance wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Ice Braking   Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Wet Braking  
    83 23
  9. Toyo Observe GSi-5
    Test Score:
    60
    Verdict:

    Emphasizes winter performance. Good tire with excellent snow traction. Relatively poor handling and wet braking performance.

    Snow Traction   Comfort   Ice Braking   Value   Rolling Resistance   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Handling  
    75 27
  10. Hankook I*Pike RW11
    Test Score:
    56
    Verdict:

    Good tire with excellent hydroplaning resistance, and good dry braking performance. Fair stopping performance wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Aquaplaning   Ice Braking   Wet Braking  
    73 22
Year
2019
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Max Score, points
100
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Northern America
Date added
Sep 21, 2019
Date updated
Sep 22, 2019