What are the Top 5 Winter Tires for SUVs in 2019?

Even if the weather is still nice, winter is coming with its wet, icy, snowy roads. Since 2019, winter tires must now be installed by December 1st. You should try to make an appointment early to avoid your mechanic being fully booked. Are you unsure which winter tires to choose for your SUV? Here is a list of the top 5 winter tires for SUVs recommended by Point S in 2019.

Which Winter Tires Should you Choose For your SUV?

  • Michelin Latitude X-Ice 2
  • Toyo Observe Gsi-5
  • Goodyear Winter Command SUV
  • Yokohama G075
  • Cooper M+S

Michelin Latitude X-Ice 2

Among the best winter tires for SUVs 2019 there is the Michelin Latitude X-Ice 2, made for good adherence to the road for SUVs and multi-segment vehicles. Thanks to its special FleX-Ice compound, this tire retains its flexibility in the cold, ice, and snow. To keep good traction in any winter condition, crisscrossed grooves use a 3D design, which combined with micro pumps, provides increased stability.

The Michelin brand is always looking for ways to improve the safety, durability, fuel efficiency, and performance of their tires. This is why you can also count on the Comfort Control technology to reduce vibrations and noises of the road, ensuring a comfortable drive.

latitude xice xi2

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Toyo Observe Gsi-5

Take advantage of Toyo’s Microbit technology to drive safely in any winter condition! Thanks to the crushed nut shells added to the tire tread, the tire adheres better to icy roads and provides better traction. The Toyo Observe Gsi-5 also has multiple undulated grooves which create more rigid blocks, as well as denser grooves which improve traction on icy roads.

The central ridge improves stability in straight lines, while the undulated grooves improve traction on ice and snow in every direction. If you are looking for a safe, good quality tire, go for Toyo.

Observe Gsi-5

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Goodyear Winter Command SUV

It is important for a tire to retain its flexibility, even during the winter’s coldest months. The Goodyear Winter Command SUV remains flexible without impacting braking or turning. It also has several deep zig-zag grooves which provide exceptional performance on ice.

Do you often drive off road or on poorly cleared roads? You can add nails to this tire to increase traction in the snow as well as on ice. Make sure you are braking safely in every situation! Finally, the tire’s unidirectional tire tread design allows better evacuation of water and mud for excellent traction on the road. This tire has a great quality price ratio for every type of vehicle.

Winter Command

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Yokohama IceGuard G075

Specially designed for performance on Canada’s snowy roads, this Yokohama tire provides great adherence in the ice and snow, as well as good resistance to wear. Thanks to its diagonal microgrooves, the Yokohama IceGuard G075 is extremely performant on icy roads.

You can also count on the surface of the 3D grooves to keep you safe: they avoid the unequal deflection of the blocks, maximizing surface contact with the road. Choose good quality tires that will continue to provide good adherence throughout their life.

IceGuard G075

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Cooper Discoverer M+S

The Discoverer M+S line of Cooper tires works for a large selection of SUVs and light utility vehicles, whatever their brand. A zig-zag design, coupled with deep grooves, improves the tire’s performance in the winter while maintaining excellent traction on wet roads.

Also take advantage of the Snow-Groove technology, which provides biting edges for excellent traction on ice and snow, without compromising the rigidity of the tire tread. If you need even more traction on snowy roads, keep in mind that nails can be installed on the Cooper Discoverer M+S thanks to strategically placed holes on the tire tread.

Discoverer M+S

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Don’t wait too long to choose your winter tires! You will be able to have a wider selection of tires at our Centre Auto Point S locations or in our online store. You can also make an appointment with our experts to ask for advice and get the tires best adapted to your style of driving.

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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.