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BEST WINTER TIRES FOR SUV & LIGHT TRUCK, Jeep front headlight in a winter season in the background

Best 2020 Winter Tires for SUV and Pickup

 

It's time to do some winter tire shopping again, but with so many models available, how do you know which 2020 winter tires are best for your SUV? Blackcircles Canada helps you see things more clearly by presenting you with a list of the best winter tires for SUVs, which will most effectively meet the needs of Quebec drivers!

You can also return to the Best Winter Tires 2020 Summary page HERE.

1. Michelin X-Ice Snow

Michelin X-Ice Snow tire

The latest generation Michelin X-Ice Snow tire offers you a 60,000 kilometre Treadwear Limited Warranty and the Michelin Tire Warranty; it comes in sizes ranging from 15 to 18 inches. Thanks to its new-generation V-shaped tread pattern, this Michelin tire on discount uses the entire contact patch for maximum grip power whether you’re driving on wet, snowy or icy roads.

Key features:

  • Up to 2.7 m shorter braking distance on ice than its main competitor
  • Very low rolling resistance
  • Maximum grip performance on snow, slush and ice
  • Exceptional lifespan, up to one extra season ahead of its main competitors

 

2. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 tire

The Blizzak DM-V2 tire is your best ally for exceptionally efficient winter driving, regardless of road conditions. It features two remarkably efficient Bridgestone technologies, the next-generation Multicell compound and its hydrophilic coating, which help remove water from the tire's surface more quickly so you can enjoy consistent traction on snow and ice. Don't take any chances this winter, equip your vehicle with the best possible winter tire: the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2.

Key features:

  • Agility and manoeuvrability in winter conditions
  • Impressive snow traction
  • Uncompromising braking power on both ice and snow

 

3. Pirelli Winter Ice Zero FR

Pirelli Winter Ice Zero FR tire

The Pirelli Winter Ice Zero FR has been specially developed for the extreme winter conditions of Canada and the Nordic countries. It is perfect for driving with complete safety in deep snow, thanks to its aggressive tread pattern designed to conquer the most difficult weather conditions. This Pirelli tire on discount will be your guardian angel on the road and with it, you will always feel confident, even in heavy snow or if a layer of ice is hidden under the snow. Thanks to the 3D butterfly sipe technology, you will travel without worries because it ensures maximum stability and absolute steering control, in all circumstances and on all surfaces: rain, snow, sleet, ice and slush.

Key features:

  • Complete safety when facing the worst winter conditions
  • Exceptional grip and control in deep snow and even on icy surfaces
  • Uncompromising durability and proven performance

 

4. Continental VikingContact 7

Continental VikingContact 7 tire

This tire designed for several types of vehicles is backed by the Continental Limited Warranty and features an intelligent tread pattern containing a network of super-efficient grooves that not only offers very high aquaplaning resistance, but also great performance on slush. What is more, the Continental VikingContact 7 features stiffer interlocked block bridges for exceptional road handling, regardless of weather conditions.

Key features:

  • Optimal traction performance on ice and snow
  • Low hydroplaning risk
  • Exceptional road handling on all surfaces

 

5. Yokohama IceGUARD G075

Yokohama IceGUARD G075 tire

This latest addition to the Yokohama family offers you a completely new type of directional tread design. In addition, its high-density compound, 3D triple sipes and low-heat generating under tread allow the Yokohama iceGUARD G075 to withstand extreme Canadian winters. 

Key features:

  • Excellent snow and ice traction performance 
  • Maximized contact patch 
  • Quieter ride

 

 

6. TOYO OBSERVE GSI-6

TOYO OBSERVE GSI-6 tire

No matter what the winter conditions, you're sure to arrive safely with the Toyo Observe GSi6! Thanks to its Microbit studless technology, this high performance tire will provide you with exceptional handling, whether in snow, on ice or on cold and wet roads.

Key features:

  • Optimal performance on snow and ice
  • Exceptional traction in all conditions
  • Incomparable road handling

 

7. Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3

Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice tire

With its incredible value for money, the Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 studdable tire is the obvious choice for those who put safety in winter driving first. Thanks to the high siping density of the tread surface and 3D sipes that interlock into the shoulders with wide lateral tread grooves, the studdable Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 can maintain its excellent grip even on snow and ice.

Key features:

  • Affordable winter tire
  • Better grip in cold weather
  • Unswerving reliability, no matter the road conditions

 

8. General Tire’s studdable Grabber Arctic

General Tire’s studdable Grabber Arctic

General Tire's Grabber Arctic is a studdable winter tire offering excellent traction in snow, slush and ice. It is pinned for winter studs to provide increased traction on icy roads, which reduces the distance required for braking. A robust winter compound, resistant to cuts and chips, retains its flexibility in very cold weather. It is molded into a wide, directional tread design for improved handling and braking in all weather conditions.

Key features:

  • Outstanding handling in all road conditions
  • Exceptional resistance to chipping
  • Wide and directional tread pattern

 

 

9. Studdable Firestone Winterforce 2

The Winterforce 2 tire from Firestone features open shoulder slots, a unique tread pattern as well as a specially designed cold weather compound, all of which provide enhanced grip in all conditions. It is also built with full-depth tread features that provide solid performance in both snow and wet conditions; what is more, this tire is pinned for winter studs.

Key features:

  • A rubber specially designed to keep its flexibility, even in very cold weather
  • Optimal snow and slush evacuation
  • Good value for money