Top 5 of the best winter tires for cars


Why use winter tires?

Even though we haven’t pulled our winter boots out yet, the days are getting shorter and the air is getting chillier. Winter will be here soon, bringing harsh driving conditions. It’s time to start thinking about checking your winter tires and getting new ones if needed since wet, icy and snowy roads are not something you want to take a gamble on.

We’ve made a list of the top 5 winter tires for cars 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 following tires are compatible with subcompact cars, compact cars, sedans, minivans, and certain crossovers and compact SUVs.

Top 5 best winter tires 2023 for your car


Profile image of Michelin's X-Ice Snow winter tire.


The Michelin X-ICE SNOW tire is highly efficient on the road. Comfort and safety are two fantastic reasons to get this tire. It provides excellent snow and ice traction, making for a shorter braking delay. Its design provides enhanced snow and water evacuation, reducing the risk of hydroplaning. It’s the perfect tire if you’re looking for a high-end, long-lasting touring tire.


  • Excellent snow and ice traction
  • Comfortable ride
  • Long-lasting

Price Starting at $164.99

 Profile image of Pirelli's Ice Zero Asimmetrico winter tire.


The Pirelli ICE ZERO ASIMMETRICO tire is a true innovation designed to deliver an exceptional driving experience during winter.

Equipped with an intelligent asymmetrical design, this tire combines remarkable performance on snow and ice with reliable grip on wet and dry surfaces. Its advanced technology ensures optimal traction, reducing the risks of skidding and loss of control, even in the most demanding conditions.

Thanks to its strategically placed sipes and grooves, the ICE ZERO ASIMMETRICO ensures efficient water and melted snow evacuation, helping to prevent aquaplaning and maintain consistent performance.

If you're seeking a versatile and high-performing winter tire, the Pirelli ICE ZERO ASIMMETRICO proves to be an outstanding choice for confident driving during the cold season.


  • Improved grip on ice and snow
  • Asymmetrical technology for enhanced trajectory control
  • Outstanding performance in extreme conditions

Price Starting at $151.99


Profile image of Toyo's Observe G3-Ice Winter Tire



The Toyo Observe G3-Ice tire embodies excellence in winter performance, providing drivers with peace of mind on icy and snowy roads.

With an innovative design and advanced technologies, this tire ensures exceptional grip and precise handling, even in the most challenging weather conditions.

The multidimensional sipes of the Toyo Observe G3-Ice allow for improved traction on ice and snow, while its specially designed tread efficiently evacuates water and melted snow to minimize the risk of aquaplaning.

Whether facing snow squalls or freezing temperatures, this tire is engineered to provide you with a safe and comfortable driving experience during the winter months.


  • Improved traction
  • Durability and longevity due to unique rubber technology
  • Deep grooves for better snow evacuation

Price Starting at $131.99


Profile image of Goodyear's WinterCommand Ultra winter tire


The Goodyear Wintercommand and Wintercommand Ultra tires are designed to contend with all kinds of different driving conditions. Snow has nothing on them!

These tires provide enhanced flexibility in cold weather during our harsh winters. Their zigzag sipes provide exceptional handling, making for safer turning.

Their V-Tred Technology also provides excellent water and snow evacuation. And the best part? You get the option to add studs for even better traction (Wintercommand model only).


  • Excellent traction in winter conditions
  • Good handling
  • Studdable (Wintercommand only)

Price Starting at $139.99


Profile image of Goodyear's Winter T/A KSI winter tire


The BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI tire positions itself as a reliable ally to face the challenges of winter. Its ingenious design and cutting-edge technology make it an essential choice for safe driving on ice and snow.

The deep sipes and grooves of the Winter T/A KSI provide exceptional grip, while its special rubber formulation allows it to remain pliable even in cold weather, ensuring consistent traction on various winter surfaces.

Whether navigating snowy roads or traversing icy conditions, this tire is engineered to deliver dependable performance and optimal control, thereby contributing to your peace of mind throughout the winter season.


  • Off-road versatility
  • Puncture resistance
  • Enhanced grip

Price Starting at $130.99


Psst... It’s still early, but start thinking about booking your tire change appointment. Garages get incredibly busy at 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 refers to how many kilometres a tire can go before it stops performing.


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