Consumer Reports: Winter/Snow Truck/SUV Tires 2020

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
    76 34
    · 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.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Noise   Ice Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    74
  2. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV Recommended
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV
    82 30
    · Winter · 2013 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    68
  3. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
    83 44
    · Winter · 2014 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    68
  4. General Grabber Arctic
    General Grabber Arctic
    N/A 20
    · Winter · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    66
  5. Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8
    Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8
    85 25
    · Winter · 2013 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    66
  6. Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v
    Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v
    82 27
    · Winter · 2012 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    66
  7. Nexen Winguard Winspike
    Nexen Winguard Winspike
    79 23
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    62
  8. Toyo Observe GSi-5
    Toyo Observe GSi-5
    82 25
    · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

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

    Value   Comfort   Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Ice Braking   Wet Braking   Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    60
  9. Hankook I*Pike RW11
    Hankook I*Pike RW11
    81 18
    · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    56
  10. Firestone Winterforce UV
    Firestone Winterforce UV
    76 10
    · Winter · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Excellent snow traction and resistance to hydroplaning. Good dry braking performance. Relatively poor handling.

    Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Wet Braking   Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
    Test Score:
    56
  11. Cooper Discoverer M+S
    Cooper Discoverer M+S
    81 22
    · Winter · 2001 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Excellent snow traction and resistance to hydroplaning. Fair stopping performance on dry and wet roads, typical of many winter/snow tires.

    Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    54
Year
2020
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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
Sep 21, 2019
Date updated
Jul 01, 2021

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