Here are the five best winter tires of 2020

Temperatures are getting cooler. Summer is (already) coming to an end, which means winter is just around the corner! And the return of the cold season means switching to winter tires.

It’s easy to put off your seasonal tire change until the last minute. But sooner or later, you have to get it done! Don’t wait until your mechanic is fully booked. The law is clear: in Quebec, all vehicles must be equipped with winter tires by December 1, 2020. You don’t want to get caught with summer tires on your car after the deadline—the fine is quite steep!

To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled a list of the top five winter tires of 2020 for sub-compact and compact cars, sedans, and minivans, as well as certain small crossovers and compact SUVs.

Rest assured, all five tires are designed to withstand our harsh winters and keep you safe under extreme weather conditions. But always remember that good tires are not a replacement for safe and responsible driving. So this winter, be extra careful on the road and adapt your driving to the weather!

Are you ready? Let’s go!

1. Michelin X-Ice SNOW: Best in class

The all-new Michelin X-Ice SNOW tire replaces the X-Ice XI2 and the XI3, both of which are known for their efficiency on the road. The new version is even more impressive, as it responds better to skidding and hydroplaning, guarantees optimal grip throughout its lifetime, plus features new technologies (FLEX-ICE 2.0, EverGrip, and 3D sipes). Michelin X-Ice SNOW tires have climbed to the top of their category, yet they’re still competitively priced.

Main features:

  • Excellent braking on ice (3 metres less than its predecessor)
  • Lasts an extra winter
  • New V-shaped tread pattern for improved snow traction
  • 9% reduction in rolling resistance (which means you save on fuel)

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2. Toyo Observe GSi-6 HP: Sporty driving, even in winter

The Toyo Observe GSi-6 HP tire is ideal for ensuring road safety in winter without compromising driving pleasure. In other words, it allows you to control your vehicle safely no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. Toyo invested heavily in technological research and testing to make a better winter tire. Significant improvements were made to the latest iteration, including superior materials and a renewed tread design.

Main features:

  • High traction thanks to crushed walnut shells embedded in tire tread (Microbit technology)
  • Deep sipes for enhanced flexibility
  • Aggressive and sporty tread design
  • Moves water and slush away efficiently

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3. Goodyear WinterCommand: Great value for your money

Goodyear WinterCommand tires offer remarkable safety at a reasonable price. The manufacturer promises a quick start, better braking on snowy roads, good traction, and high resistance to hydroplaning—all of which will give you peace of mind on winter drives. All in all, this tire gives you great bang for your buck!

Main features:

  • Possibility of adding studs for more grip
  • Deep zig-zag sipes for enhanced maneuverability
  • Tread features three separate patterns designed for different terrains

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4. Cooper Discoverer True North: Peace of mind

Cooper Discoverer True North tires are reliable, safe, and priced just as attractively as the previous option. Wherever you need to go, these tires will get you there safely all winter long. The big Cooper advantage? An exceptionally quiet ride!

Main features:

  • Remarkably quiet
  • Exceptional traction in wet and slushy conditions
  • Superior grip in deep snow thanks to Snow Groove technology

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5. Yokohama iceGUARD iG53: Budget- and eco-friendly

In addition to being economically priced, Yokohama iceGUARD iG53 tires help you save you on gas. They’re also a good bet from an ecological point of view, as they meet various environmental production standards. For great durability, safety, a reduced carbon footprint, and improved fuel efficiency, look no further. Plus, these tires are designed to provide a quiet and comfortable ride.

Main features:

  • BluEarth certification: compliance with environmental standards
  • Gas savings
  • Affordably priced

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In summary, here are the top five winter tires of 2020:

  • Michelin X-Ice SNOW
  • Toyo Observe GSi-6 HP
  • Goodyear WinterCommand
  • Cooper Discoverer True North
  • Yokohama iceGUARD iG53

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Traction - dry road

Dry-road traction is a tire's ability to brake effectively and respond well to the steering wheel on dry roads.

Traction - wet road

Wet traction is a tire's resistance to hydroplaning and its ability to provide safe driving in wet conditions.

Traction - snowy road

Snow-covered road traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely snow-covered pavement.

Traction - icy road

Ice traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely ice-covered pavement.

Durability

Durability refers to how many kilometres a tire can go before it stops performing.

Comfort/noise

Comfort refers to the ride quality of a tire and the noise it emits on the road.