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Best Winter Tires For Cars And Small SUVs: Find The Top Picks At TIRECRAFT

As we like to say during winter tire needs assessments, best is a subjective term; because every tire is designed to do something different, there is no universal, objective best. But there is a best for you, and we can help you find it.

With that in mind, today’s post reviews The Car Guide’s list of “best winter tires for cars and small SUVs,” as determined through rigorous track testing with a Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V in varying road and weather conditions, including ice and hard-packed snow, wet and dry pavement, and roadways both pristine and potholed.

Importantly, their criteria focused only on “grip, braking performance, ride quality, and driving dynamics,” so if you’re looking for the best-in-class in sustainability and fuel efficiency, or you want a bulletproof treadwear warranty or any other feature not emphasized in their criteria, simply contact your local TIRECRAFT to get some personalized recommendations.

Without further ado, let’s check out which tires ranked highest for winter performance in The Car Guide’s track tests.

Track Tests Spotlight Best Winter Tires For Cars And Small SUVs

These were some of the best winter tires for cars and small SUVs, according to The Car Guide’s track testing of grip, braking performance, ride quality, and driving dynamics:

1. Pirelli Ice Zero FR—  In Car Guide tire tests, these tires demonstrated exceptionally short braking distances on ice and hard-packed snow, thanks to a soft rubber compound and aggressive siping, and they also offered a quieter ride on wet and dry pavement. As an added bonus, this tire also cost less than the new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 and Michelin X-Ice North 4, and if you buy your set of 4 at your local TIRECRAFT before December 1st, you may be eligible for an additional $100 rebate.

2. Goodyear WinterCommandThe Car Guide praised the WinterCommand for its siping and tread blocks, designed to evacuate fresh snow and slush, which combined to earn strong ratings in ice braking, grip in snow, and performance on dry pavement.

3. Bridgestone Blizzak WS90With more than three decades of glowing reviews behind it, the Blizzak lineup has built a solid reputation, and the Blizzak WS90 has certainly honoured it, topping the Car Guide performance ratings with a score of 91%, and offering much greater durability than their predecessors. If you act fast and buy your set of 4 before December 12, you can get a $100 Visa prepaid card at your local TIRECRAFT. Check out our promotions page to learn more.

Browse All The Best Winter Tires For 2021 At Your Local TIRECRAFT

You can find all of the Car Guide’s top picks for winter 2021 at your local TIRECRAFT, and our friendly technicians will be happy to help you find the perfect for your unique vehicle, budget, and driving needs. Every consultation is free and you can book your consultation with a few clicks.


Guay, Jean-François. (2021, November 9). Top 10: Best winter tires for cars and small SUVs, 2021-2022. The Car Guide.