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
    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  
    Test Score:
    74
    77 30
  2. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV Recommended
    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  
    Test Score:
    68
    82 27
  3. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 Recommended
    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  
    Test Score:
    68
    83 43
  4. General Grabber Arctic
    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  
    Test Score:
    66
    78 24
  5. Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8
    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  
    Test Score:
    66
    85 23
  6. Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v
    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  
    Test Score:
    66
    82 25
  7. Nexen Winguard Winspike
    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  
    Test Score:
    62
    80 16
  8. Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT
    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  
    Test Score:
    62
    83 23
  9. Toyo Observe GSi-5
    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  
    Test Score:
    60
    75 28
  10. Hankook I*Pike RW11
    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  
    Test Score:
    56
    73 20
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
Nov 06, 2019