WHAT ARE THE BEST SUV AND LIGHT TRUCK WINTER TIRES IN 2021 ?

We know you’re not quite ready to think about it yet, but... winter and harsh driving conditions are just around the corner! Is your SUV or light truck ready to handle snow, ice and slippery roads?

We’ve made a list of the top 5 winter tires for SUVs and light trucks to help you with your research. Each tire on the list is designed for our harsh winters (snow, ice, water). And remember: the best way to stay safe is to drive safely and carefully!

*The tires below are compatible with SUVs, compact SUVs, luxury SUVs and certain light trucks.

MICHELIN X-ICE NORTH 4

The X-ICE North 4 tire provides exceptional control in harsh winter conditions. Stop on a dime on icy roads thanks to the new optimized tread pattern with interlocking 3D sipes combined with stud design. The factory-installed studs on the Michelin X-Ice North 4 provide impressive grip in heavy snow and on ice. Acceleration, braking and cornering are made even safer!

Highlights:

  • Safe
  • Excellent control
  • Factory-installed studs

Price: Starting at $153.99

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PIRELLI SCORPION WINTER

If we had to describe these tires in three words, we would say: control, stability, fun. Designed for our harsh winters, these tires provide improved handling on snow and reduced braking distance thanks to the directional and symmetric tread pattern. They have excellent traction and lower rolling resistance.

Highlights:

  • Good handling in snowy conditions
  • Fuel efficient
  • Fun to drive

Price: Starting at $237.99

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YOKOHAMA ICEGUARD G075

Install these Yokohama Iceguard G075 tires on your SUV to safely handle all icy, wet or snowy driving conditions! The 3D triple sipes deliver optimal winter performance. Their high-density compound provides longer wear, giving you more bang for your buck.

Highlights:

  • Tire designed for SUVs
  • Excellent quality for the price
  • Long-wearing

Price: Starting at $139.99

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GOODYEAR WINTERCOMMAND SUV / WINTERCOMMAND LT

A fantastic SUV and light truck tire to tackle winter! The Goodyear Wintercommand SUV and Wintercommand LT tires are versatile for all driving styles and terrains, thanks to their innovative tread pattern design. Want some studs? They can be added, and they provide great traction!

Highlights:

  • Versatile
  • Studdable for better traction
  • Good handling

Price: Starting at $187.99 (Wintercommand SUV) and $259.99 (Wintercommand LT)

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TOYO OPEN COUNTRY WLT1

The Toyo Open Country WLT1 tire is engineered for all-terrain light trucks: safe on the highway, dirt roads and even off-road! Its heavy-duty construction and tread depth deliver enhanced traction. And the best part? Its increased load-carrying capacity allows you to get on with your work without having to worry.

Highlights:

  • Adapted for all types of terrain
  • Good traction
  • High load-carrying capacity

Price: Starting at $203.99

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BONUS: ALL-WEATHER TIRES

What are all-weather tires? They are tires you can use year-round, combining the benefits of all-season and snow tires. They bear the mountain emblem. They can be used legally throughout the winter in Quebec, but it’s preferable to use them in areas with a milder winter and light, occasional snowfall.

BFGOODRICH ALL-TERRAIN T/A KO2

This heavy-duty all-weather tire is specially engineered for all-terrain light trucks. Its tough sidewalls are very puncture resistant. It also provides excellent mud, snow and rock traction! Its all-terrain style will add some flair to your vehicle.

Highlights:

  • All-weather tire
  • Great puncture resistance
  • Off-road look

Price: Starting at $201.99

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MICHELIN CROSS CLIMATE 2

Do you have an SUV? We have a line of all-weather tires for you! These tires perform amazingly well in all weather conditions, particularly in areas with light snowfall like southern Ontario, British Columbia or the Outaouais. This new generation of tire is long-lasting and provides fantastic wet traction.

Highlights:

  • All-weather tire
  • Good performance on wet pavement
  • Perfect tire for people travelling to areas with little snow.

Price: Starting at $183.99

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It’s still early, but start thinking about booking your tire change appointment. Garages get incredibly busy this time of year and your SUV or light truck has to have its winter tires on by December 1. Mark your schedules!

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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.