Consumer Reports: Winter/Snow Truck/SUV Tires 2018

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. 74 Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

    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
  2. 68 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV

    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
  3. 68 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

    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
  4. 66 General Grabber Arctic

    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
  5. 66 Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8

    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
  6. 66 Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

    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
  7. 62 Nexen Winguard Winspike

    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
  8. 62 Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

    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
  9. 60 Toyo Observe GSi-5

    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
  10. 56 Hankook I*Pike RW11

    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
Year
2018
Date added
Jul 20, 2018
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Max Score
80
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test