Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice and Ice WRT
Winter tire compound is molded into a directional tread design that enhances cold weather flexibility and helps evacuate water on wet and slush covered roads. A tire for superb winter traction, especially on ice. For all vehicle types.
“I’ve had no difficulty with any type of snow. Up hills, city streets, corners were all no problem,” says one owner.
Very good ratings of 8.73/10 from from tirerack.com reviews.
Purchase at 1010tires.com and dealer locations in your area found on goodyear.ca
Hankook Winter I*Pike RS
High performance studdable tire efficiently disperses water and slush; excellent traction on snow covered roads. Construction combines 3D tread grooves, longitudinal grooves and high-density sipes. Suitable for all passenger vehicles.
“These tires have proven to be one of the best investments I’ve ever made,” says one owner.
“First snowstorm in Quebec with icy conditions, these tires performed admirably with a high level of confidence,” says another.
4.2/5.0 rating from 1010tires.com.
Purchase at Canadian Tire, 1010tires.com and dealer locations in your area found on hankooktire.ca
Michelin x-Ice Xi3
Michelin’s third generation studless ice and snow tire. For drivers looking for ice and snow traction with predictable handling on dry and wet wintry conditions. Silica based winter tread rubber compound offers firmness at higher temperatures but is flexible at lower temperatures to enhance snow and ice traction.
“Grip with authority; in my opinion Michelin made all the right compromises to create the perfect winter tire,” says one owner.
8.63/10 from 229 customer opinions on Tire Rack. A top rated tire from Canada’s APA. Shortest stopping distance 20-0 km/h in tirerack.com winter tire test.
Purchase at Canadian Tire, 1010tires.com, Costco and dealer locations in your area found on Michelin.ca
Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice and Ice WRT, Hankook Winter I*Pike RS, Michelin x-Ice Xi3. Click image to enlarge
Nokian WRG3 All Weather Plus
New to the market this year, here’s an alternative you may not know about. From Finnish winter tire superstar, Nokian, comes the WRG3 “all-weather” tire (that’s all-weather, not all-season, right?). This is a genuine winter rated tire (severe service or mountain snowflake symbol) accepted for use in Quebec where winter tires are mandatory, but you can also use it year-round. For cars, with a special model for SUVs. Targetted to people who may not live in areas of the severest winter conditions, this tire could save you time and money!
“Definitely the best winter tire in the world. Father of all winter tires. Storm of applause to NOKIAN!!!”
4.4/5.0 from 1010tires.com in reference to the Hakkepelliita 5. Nokian is a top-rated winter tire brand from Canada’s Automobile Protection Agency.
Purchase through kaltire.com and dealer locations in your area found on nokiantire.com
Pirelli Winter Carving Edge
Studdable winter tire developed for sports cars, coupes, sedans and minivans as well as SUVs and CUVs. Uses Pirelli’s Adaptive Compound Technology to blend winter performance with wear resistance.
“I casually passed everyone else here creeping along with inadequate tires. The feeling of confidence and control with these tires was priceless,” says one owner.
Highly rated 8.55/10 from 28 reviews on tirerack.com.
Purchase at Canadian Tire, 1010tires.com, and dealer locations in your area found on pirelli.com/tire/ca/en/dealer
Nokian WRG3 All Weather Plus, Pirelli Winter Carving Edge. Click image to enlarge