BEST WINTER TIRES FOR 2020
October 26, 2020
Winter is almost here and that means slipping n’ sliding season, but not the cool drifting kind. It’s more like the “My RWD performance car tries to kill me if I so much as even think about pressing the gas pedal” kind. For any car, traction is vital and snow, slush, and ice are dangerous to drive on without the proper traction to handle it.
We have picked out some winter tires that we think are the best overall based on experience and recommending them to others in the past who are now happy with their tires. There are other winter tires and they may be better options for your particular needs and budget but overall we wanted to just group a few together so the choice on what to buy becomes easier to make.
Nexen Winguard Sport 2
- Long Lifespan
- Great Wet Handling
- Low Price
First on the list is the Nexen Winguard Sport 2. Nexen can be a bit of an underdog when it comes to the tire market. Often overshadowed by the bigger companies like Nitto or Toyo, Nexen still creates an incredible line of tires while keeping costs affordable. That's why they currently produce one of the most popular winter tires on our site. What we love about the Winguard Sport 2 is just how long it lasts. This tire was created with lifespan in mind making it perfect for anyone who does a lot of highway driving. The Winguard Sport 2 also has great wet handling and comes in at that low price that we all love to see.
Michelin X-ICE XI3
- Great Grip in Ice and Snow
- Low Traction Braking Performance
- 40K Mileage Warranty
Next is the Michelin X-ICE XI3. Ah yes, Michelin. The name we all know and love thanks to their incredible tire technology. The XI3 is their most popular winter tire and for good reason. This tire offers fantastic grip in both ice and snow while giving you much better braking performance than the competition. Plus, as if you needed any reassurance from Michelin, the X-ICE XI3 is backed by a 40,000-mile mileage warranty which is a good amount of wear for a snow tire. If you're looking for great all around winter performance with a company that's known for their quality, the Michelin X-ICE X13 should be at the top of your list.
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
- Cold Weather Compound
- Industry Leader in Winter Grip
- Handles great in deep snow and heavy ice
Last but certainly not least is the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2. Blizzak is probably the most popular name in the winter tire market. Often times you'll hear people say that they need a set of Blizzaks rather than a set of winter tires. This is because Bridgestone has nearly perfected the winter tire formula. These bad boys feature an advanced cold weather tire compound that actually improves grip in extreme cold climates. If you're looking for the most aggressive and best-performing winter tire for those harsh winter months, this is the one to get. The Blizzak DM-V2 can tackle some pretty deep snow and heavy ice coverage making it the perfect beast to take on those midwest winters.