What are the best winter tires for SUVs and pickup trucks in 2020?

Need new winter tires for your SUV or pickup truck? You’ve come to the right place! You may have seen our article on the best 2020 winter tires for smaller vehicles. Now, let’s tackle the big guys!

Are you still skeptical about the advantages of winter tires compared to summer or all-season tires? We get it. But winter tires are a must on our winter roads.

Did you know that summer and all-season tires lose effectiveness below 7 degrees Celsius? We don’t have to remind you that winter temperatures around here get much colder than that. To learn more, check out these articles:

Let’s get down to business: we’re about to reveal the top five winter tires for SUVs and pickup trucks in 2020. Now that we have your attention, let's get started!

*In Quebec, your vehicle must be equipped with winter tires by December 1. Don’t wait! Make an appointment today.

1. BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2: Made for off-road enthusiasts

This one’s an exception to the rule. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 is an all-season tire that’s legal to use in winter. We promise that it can handle our winter roads. This all-terrain tire is ideal for people who love to get off the beaten track. What do we like about it? In addition to letting you keep the same tires on your vehicle all year round, it’s robust, looks great, and offers a quiet ride.

Main features:

  • 19% improved snow traction (exceeds TRAC requirements)
  • Sidewalls are 20% stronger to withstand the worst conditions
  • Tread designed to eject stones
  • Interlocking tread design resists irregular wear

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2. Toyo Open Country WLT1: Carry heavy loads even in the worst winter conditions

The Toyo Open Country WLT1 tire is ideal for working people who haul heavy loads with their commercial vehicles. This tire has manufacturing and design features that are perfect for your activities; in particular, it has a very high ply rating and a stiff rigid casing that’s been reinforced for better handling, performance, and safety.

Main features:

  • 10-ply rating
  • Deep, wide grooves for better traction and snow drainage
  • Wider contact area for even weight distribution

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3. Michelin X-Ice North 4: Exceptional control in winter

The Michelin X-Ice North 4 studded tire is solid across the board. It’s an excellent choice for safety, braking, and handling on snow and ice, plus it offers a quiet ride on winter roads. It’s also a sustainable choice, performing just as well whether you’ve driven 10 or 10,000 km.

Main features:

  • 19% reduction in rolling resistance (fuel savings)
  • Tread with 250 studs (optimized acceleration and braking)
  • New V-shaped tread pattern for improved snow traction

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4. Yokohama iceGUARD G075: Good for your wallet and the environment

How about that price? The Yokohama iceGUARD G075 is very affordable. Plus it’s environmentally friendly! This BluEarth-certified tire was designed to limit noise pollution, consume less energy, and have a reduced carbon footprint. Of course, it also offers all the essentials related to performance, grip, flexibility, and safety.

Main features:

  • Micro diagonal grooves for better grip
  • 3D sipes to prevent uneven block wear and increase stability
  • Low heat generation, reducing fuel consumption
  • Directional tread design that optimizes traction on winter roads

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5. Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8: Optimal traction in snow and ice

Are you mainly concerned about grip on ice and snow? Then we recommend the Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8! The technologies used in this tire aim to ensure safety and peace of mind on winter roads. Another considerable advantage is that the manufacturer always offers competitive prices.

Main features:

  • At once flexible and rigid for great grip on ice (Nano-Fit technology)
  • Asymmetrical tread: good handling in all conditions
  • Wide grooves with optimal patterns for excellent snow traction

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In summary, here are the top five winter tires for SUVs and pickup trucks in 2020:

  • BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
  • Toyo Open Country WLT1
  • Michelin X-Ice North 4
  • Yokohama iceGUARD G075
  • Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8

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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.