Consumer Reports: Winter/Snow Truck/SUV Tires 2022

Consumer Reports: Winter/Snow Truck/SUV Tires

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
    Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2
    85 33
    · Winter · 2009 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

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

    Ice Braking   Noise   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    74
  2. Nexen Winguard WinSpike WS62
    Nexen Winguard WinSpike WS62
    N/A 17
    · Winter · 2015 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Near the top in our ratings with impressive snow traction, low rolling resistance, a comfortable riding tire.

    Snow Traction   Ride Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Handling   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Russia+ Russia+
  3. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV
    N/A 28
    · Winter · 2018 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Highly rated for a good balance of quietness, low rolling resistance that is a factor for fuel efficiency.

    Snow Traction   Ride Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
  4. General Grabber Arctic
    General Grabber Arctic
    N/A 21
    · Winter · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Reasonably priced with strong snow traction, comfortabe and and quiet and very good resistance to hydroplaning.

    Snow Traction   Ride Comfort   Hydroplaning   Rolling Resistance   Noise   Handling   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
  5. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
    Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
    84 42
    · Winter · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Winter / snow tires have excellent snow traction--this tire lead the way. If snow traction is the top priority, look no further than the Blizzak DM-V2.

    Snow Traction   Ride Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Handling   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
  6. Hankook I*Pike RW11
    Hankook I*Pike RW11
    81 18
    · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Snow traction is impressivie without the studs. Comfortable ride, and very good resistance for hydroplaning.

    Snow Traction   Ride Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Handling   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  7. Goodyear WinterCommand
    Goodyear WinterCommand
    N/A 33
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Excellent snow traction, but the directional tread design was found to be noisy.

    Snow Traction   Handling   Wet Braking   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
  8. Firestone Winterforce 2 UV
    Firestone Winterforce 2 UV
    82 29
    · Winter · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Reasonably priced tire with excellent snow traction and good marks for low rolling resistance, quietness, and hydroplaning resistance.

    Snow Traction   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Handling   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
215/60R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
North America
Date added
Apr 21, 2022
Date updated
May 14, 2022