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Winter tire rating 2021 for crossovers and SUVs



The best SUV winter tires

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Instead of taking for granted the tire manufacturers' laudatory statements about their products, BestRated's editors have compiled rating of winter tires for crossovers and SUVs of the season 2021-2022, focusing on their own experience, reviews of Russian motorists, as well as road tests of the magazines "Autoreview" and "Behind the Wheel".

Updated rating of winter tires for crossovers 2022/2023.

  •  Their pilots have tested a variety of studded and non-studded tires for hydroplaning resistance in the wet; braking and handling on dry roads; comfort and quietness; handling during extreme maneuvers on different "black" and "white" road surfaces.

Rating of winter studded tires for crossovers 2021

10. Dunlop Grandtrek Ice03

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Profile height: 45, 50, 55, 60, 65
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Silent tire technology: yes
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter

  •  The top 10 winter tires for crossovers and SUVs are opened by soft rubber with a directional symmetrical tread. Its blocks have a V-shaped pattern, while the lamellas are made in the shape of the letter A – for better grip on the snow surface.

  •  And the diagonal grooves of River Grooves are shaped like river bends – this is how the manufacturer tried to optimize the drainage of water, slush and mud.

  •  The reinforced carcass construction of these tires was designed with massive vehicles with a high center of gravity in mind. This provides the Grandtrek Ice03 with high load capacity and endurance, even in extremely cold conditions.

  •  According to customer reviews, this tire confidently scoops out of snowdrifts, feels stable on an icy road, and does not “scour” when changing lanes on the track in a snowfall. But snow porridge, which is often found on the roads of Moscow and other large cities due to the use of reagents, is not her strong point, the Grandtrek Ice03 is poorly controlled and slows down in it.

Pros and cons high wear resistance and strength of the spikes feels good on loose and rolled snow good stability in skidding quite quiet slows down in snow porridge for a long time

9. Continental IceContact 2 SUV

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21
  • Profile height: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
  • Profile width: 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: yes
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • thorns
  • tread pattern type: asymmetric
  • directional protector

  •  Compared to the first generation IceContact, the second model received 25% lighter studs with rectangular carbide inserts, and there were more of them (190 pieces).

  •  The pattern of the outer part of the tread has also changed – blocks with differently arranged lamellae have become larger. And in the inner side of the tread, more gripping edges appeared.

  •  Between the blocks, at the very edge of the tread, there are transverse drainage grooves. Their large depth and width allow the tire to confidently go on snow-covered roads.

Pros and cons holds the car well on snow and ice perfectly balanced durable spikes slows down well on wet pavement high price noisy on dry pavement

8. Bridgestone Blizzak Spike-02 SUV

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21
  • Profile height:40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs

  •  These crossover tires have been designed with the cold winters in northern Europe in mind. Their feature is a multifaceted stud with a carbide insert and an increased edge length. According to the manufacturer, such spikes provide the tire with confident movement on ice.

  •  Thanks to the V-shaped tread pattern and numerous gripping edges, the “Japanese” walks and maneuvers stably and predictably on snowy and icy surfaces.

  •  You can’t call this rubber quiet, but for a short braking distance on snow and ice, this drawback can be forgiven.

Pros and cons Retains elasticity in severe frost Accelerates and brakes well on snow and ice Afraid of hydroplaning Strong studs, do not fly out Noisy Sensitive to rutting

7Gislaved Nord Frost 200 SUV

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Profile height:40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
  • Profile width: 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • tread pattern type: asymmetric
  • directional protector

  •  According to Za Rulem experts, these are the best tires for driving around the city, whose streets are cleared of snow and ice. They will be the best choice for the "southern" winter. In snow acceleration tests and wet braking tests, the Nord Frost 200 SUV showed the best results.

  •  But do not think that this rubber is suitable only for asphalt. It has excellent lateral grip on ice and brakes well on snowy roads.

  •  The pilots of "Za Rulem" noted the average results of this model in aggressive driving on snow, there are also minor comments on directional stability and cross-country ability.

Pros and cons fast braking on dry and wet pavement ideal for quiet driving on snow and ice best choice for extreme maneuvers on snow

6. Yokohama IceGuard IG65

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22
  • Profile height:35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65
  • Profile width: 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 315
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • thorns
  • directional protector

  •  On loose, rolled snow and slush, these tires feel "like a fish in water." By the way, they also don’t care about water, they accelerate and brake on wet pavement excellently, judging by the tests “Behind the Wheel”.

  •  On ice, the situation is worse, and the brakes and lateral grip are average. In addition, the handling on ice of the IceGuard IG65 is not the best in the rating, so it’s not worth driving a car “shod” in such tires on ice.

  •  Not all Russian drivers agree with the editorial "Behind the Wheel", many IceGuard IG65 owners praise it just for its behavior on ice, including on icy conditions, when the road is "like glass".

Pros and cons high cross-country ability in snow quickly slows down on snow and wet asphalt soft durable spikes noisy on asphalt

5 Nordman 7 SUV

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R20
  • Profile height: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
  • Profile width: 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  This tire has fewer studs than the “big sister” Nokian Tires Hakkapeliitta 9 (110 pieces against 194 pieces, respectively), therefore the grip on bare ice of the Nordman 7 SUV is worse.

  •  But in terms of acceleration on snow, tires take first place, they are distinguished by good cross-country ability and controllability, according to the experts of "Behind the Wheel".

  •  Russian car owners praise this tire for strong spikes that do not fly out even on asphalt, low noise for studded tires, and understandable handling on dry pavement.

Pros and cons Excellent handling on snow-swept roads Predictable handling and braking on ice

4. Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2

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  • Diameter: R13, R14, R15, R16, R17, R18, R19
  • Profile height: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80
  • Profile width: 155, 165, 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • thorns
  • directional protector

  •  In the test of winter tires for SUVs and passenger cars from Autoreview, the “Koreans” turned out to be the best in deep loose snow (10 points in terms of ease of handling and first place in the speed of passing a winding snowy track).

  •  According to Autoreview experts, such a good result can be explained by the increased length of the engagement edges in the longitudinal and transverse directions.

  •  Another good thing about Hankook studded tires is the durability of the studs. Even when operating the car “both in the tail and in the mane,” as one of the drivers put it, the spikes remain in place.

  •  All in all, the Winter i*Pike RS2 is an inexpensive all-rounder that can handle snow, ice, and water. That's just on the pavement does not slow down too quickly.

Pros and consoptimum price/quality ratiostrong studsgoes well on slush, ice and puddlesmediocre braking on asphalt

3. Continental IceContact 3

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  • Seasonality: winter
  • Construction: radial
  • Sealing method: tubeless
  • Car type: passenger car
  • The presence of spikes: yes
  • tehnologiia RunFlat: 225/60R17, 225/60R18, 255/55R18, 245/50R19
  • Diameter: R14/R15/R16/R17/R18/R19/R20/R21

  •  The top three winter tires for jeeps and crossovers are opened by the third generation of popular tires. It acquired a directional tread pattern (this improved handling on melted snow and slush), and wide grooves that effectively drain water. And so that the tire is less hardened in the cold and softer, rapeseed oil was added to the rubber compound.

  •  Double studding allows IceContact 3 to accelerate and brake confidently on snowy and icy roads, and also improves longitudinal grip.

  •  In their reviews of this model, Russian users note that IceContact 3 behaves predictably on all types of winter surfaces. However, at positive temperatures, yaw appears in the rut. Another common problem with these tires is studs flying out.

Pros and cons behaves predictably on an icy track, on loose and packed snow good flotation on snow and ice excellent lateral grip on ice season can fly out a lot of spikes noisy

2. Nokian Tires Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22
  • Profile height: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 305, 315
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: yes
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 studded tires are one of the best winter tires for crossovers. The unique design of the spikes (there are two types of them) allows you to literally bite into the ice and packed snow.

  •  The spikes in the center are responsible for acceleration and braking, and the side spikes are for handling in corners. But the total number of spikes compared to the 8th model has decreased from 190 to 172 pieces.

  •  According to the results of tests "Behind the Wheel", these tires do an excellent job with extreme winter conditions. They have the best longitudinal grip on ice, clear handling and a clear course on a snowy road. At the same time, ordinary users note that even driving on clear ice is felt on the Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV like on a normal road.

  •  Perhaps the only drawback of these tires is that they perform worse on pavement than on snowy and icy roads. However, in extreme winter conditions, it is almost impossible to find something better (except for the first place in the rating).

Pros and cons studding with two types of studs excellent handling on snow and ice high wear resistance due to the improved composition of the rubber compound does not tan in frost noise high price "walks" a little on asphalt

1. MICHELIN X-Ice North 4 SUV

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22
  • Profile height: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 305, 315
  • Maximum speed index: H (up to 210 km/h), T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires with studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  The best winter tires for SUVs according to the editors of Autoreview. The element of these tires is ice, on it they are the leader in the length of the braking distance. On the snow, they behave a little worse, losing the handling championship to the Hankook Winter i*Pike X.

  •  The difference between this model and other premium winter tires is a huge number of studs. For example, a tire with a dimension of 225/60 R18 has 287 of them. Most of all (316 "teeth") – for tires 285/45 R22.

  •  But where you shouldn’t drive on X-Ice North 4 SUV tires is on wet pavement, on this surface they have mediocre grip.

Pros and cons Excellent handling on ice and snow

Rating of winter non-studded tires for crossovers and jeeps 2021

10. Viatti Bosco S/T V-526

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18
  • Profile height: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
  • Profile width: 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 285
  • Maximum speed index: H (up to 210 km/h), T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • winter tire type: for mild winter
  • tread pattern type: asymmetric
  • directional protector

  •  Need an inexpensive and good friction rubber? Viatti has few competitors here. Tires are produced and fully adapted to domestic winter conditions.

  •  Viatti Bosco tires perform best on dry and wet pavement, on packed and loose snow. On an icy road, you should drive carefully, but in general, tires behave on such surfaces without unpleasant surprises.

  •  So if you are looking for Velcro SUV tires for city driving, and infrequent country trips in winter, then Viatti Bosco is the best option in terms of combination of cost and quality.

Pros and cons soft, quiet, wear-resistant, insensitive to rutting, slows down for a long time and walks uncertainly on ice

9. Kormoran SUV Snow

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Profile height:40, 45, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: H (up to 210 km/h), V (up to 240 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Silent Tire Technology: No
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires without studs

  •  These tires are very soft, which is good for comfort, but affects handling at high speeds. However, if you are going to operate the car in a quiet mode, then the Kormoran SUV Snow is an excellent choice. There are three main advantages of this model:

  1. confident behavior in snowdrifts and on packed snow. With these tires, the car corners predictably on a snow-covered track, and goes well on a snow-covered slope.
  2. They hold the road well on wet pavement, but the braking distance is long.
  3. They do not prowl on the snowy porridge.

  •  On ice, Kormoran SUV Snow can slip during emergency braking, and slow down for a long time. However, this is the problem with most Velcro, including expensive ones.

Pros and conseasy to balancequietaccelerates and brakes confidently on packed snowvery softaverage directional stability on icy roads

8. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V3

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22
  • Profile height: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 80
  • Profile width: 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 315
  • Maximum speed index: Q (up to 160 km/h), R (up to 170 km/h), S (up to 180 km/h), T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Silent Tire Technology: No
  • Seal technology: no
  • Tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • Directional protector

  •  And this is the choice of our editors in the ranking of non-studded winter tires for crossovers and SUVs.

  •  They have excellent water drainage due to four longitudinal grooves (DM-V2 has only 2), have a rigid and wear-resistant design.

  •  The use of Active Multicell Compound II technology to create this rubber and a change in the tread pattern made it possible to improve grip on icy and snowy tracks, reduce the braking distance on ice by 9%, and on wet pavement by 6%, compared to DM-V2.

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7. Yokohama iceGUARD SUV G075

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22
  • Profile height: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80
  • Profile width: 175, 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 315
  • Maximum speed index: Q (up to 160 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • tread pattern type: asymmetric
  • directional protector

  •  One of the quietest participants in the rating of winter tires for crossovers and SUVs.

  •  The zigzag shape of the main and secondary grooves of the tread provides good grip on ice and snow, and triple 3D sipes increase contact with the road surface.

  •  The manufacturer claims an improved water-absorbing composition of the mixture, which absorbs the water film over the ice, and thereby ensures direct contact of the rubber with the ice.

Pros and cons soft low noise level confidently walks on ice and snow good resistance to aquaplaning medium directional stability on virgin snow and mud

6. Nokian Tires Nordman RS2 SUV

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18
  • Profile height: 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265
  • Maximum speed index: R (up to 170 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  These friction tires have been specially developed for difficult winter conditions.

  •  In all sizes, they have a double textile cord (a set of finely chopped polymer threads), which takes on the load during tire operation.

  •  In addition to the double cord Nokian Tires Nordman RS2 SUV has brake boosters in tread blocks for better grip when braking. Drop-shaped sipes-protectors in the shoulder areas of the tread quickly dry out the contact patch when in contact with ice. This improves traction on icy surfaces.

  •  The pilots of "Behind the Wheel" liked the Nordman RS2's cross-country ability and handling on snowy roads and on ice. Comfort and stability on asphalt are average.

Pros and cons low noise good handling on ice, snow predictable behavior on ice sensitive to rutting slows down for a long time on wet snow and asphalt

5. Hankook I*Cept RW08

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  • Diameter: R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Profile height: 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80
  • Profile width: 175, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: Q (up to 160 km/h), R (up to 170 km/h), T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  This friction tire is designed for XNUMXxXNUMX vehicles and has a wide tread for better grip on icy and snowy roads.

  •  Among other characteristics that improve the behavior of I * Cept RW08 on winter roads, we can note the presence of four straight and two zigzag grooves. The former are responsible for good traction on wet snow, and the latter for reliable grip on snow.

  •  In order for the car, "shod" in I * Cept RW08, to walk steadily and quickly brake on ice, the company's engineers placed the tread blocks at an angle to each other.

  •  All these tricks were not in vain – users praise this model for good handling on any winter surface, and high resistance to aquaplaning.

Pros and cons quiet soft even in severe frost strong predictable behavior on slush, deep and rolled snow medium directional stability on ice

4. Pirelli Ice Zero FR

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  • Diameter: R14, R15, R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Profile height:40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 175, 185, 195, 205, 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 285
  • Maximum speed index: H (up to 210 km/h), T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: yes
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  The experts of the editors of "Behind the Wheel" praised these tires for good directional stability. Such tires can be recommended to those who often and for a long time drive a car outside the city in winter, where the roads are not cleared of snow and ice.

  •  Active driving on snow is the element of these tires, they drive a little worse on ice and dry asphalt.

Pros and cons good road holding on snow and icy roads brakes quickly on asphalt, snow and ice comfortable for long trips noisy not the best in terms of fuel economy

3. Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice SUV Gen-1

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20
  • Profile height:40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Silent Tire Technology: No
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  This premium winter tire features 3D-BIS interlocking sipes. They are responsible for reliable grip on slippery surfaces and good handling on it. And the use of ActiveGrip technology ensures optimal contact with the surface.

  •  Judging by the reviews and reviews of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice SUV Gen-1, this tire is ideal for mild winters when the roads are slushy with snow and chemicals. And on dry pavement, it rolls like a good summer tire. In addition, it does not tan in frosts down to -30.

  •  On ice, a car with such rubber behaves obediently, if you do not perform quick overtaking and sudden lane changes. And does not float in puddles.

Pros and cons confident acceleration and braking on snow good directional stability on dry pavement strong quiet low roll price

2. Nokian Tires Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R19, R20, R21, R22
  • Profile height: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 215, 225, 235, 245, 255, 265, 275, 285, 295, 315
  • Maximum speed index: R (up to 170 km/h), T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: yes
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • type of winter tires: for northern winter

  •  If you are looking for a safe, reliable and economical SUV winter tire, then this is the Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV.

  •  Special particles with sharp edges are added to the composition of its rubber compound. They appear on the tread as they wear and improve traction on ice and packed snow.

  •  The manufacturer assures that the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 has minimal rolling resistance due to the composition of the rubber compound and the tread structure. Due to this, the tire helps to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions.

Pros and cons quiet soft no problems with acceleration and braking on snow, wet and dry pavement good directional stability on any winter surfaces expensive slows down for a long time on an ice-crusted road many motorists complain about problems with balancing

1. Continental VikingContact 7 SUV

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  • Diameter: R16, R17, R18, R20
  • Profile height: 45, 60, 65, 70
  • Profile width: 215, 235, 245, 255, 265
  • Maximum speed index: T (up to 190 km/h)
  • RunFlat technology: no
  • Silent Tire Technology: No
  • Seal technology: no
  • winter tires without studs
  • tread pattern type: symmetrical
  • directional protector

  •  Choosing the best Velcro is a tricky business, most models from the inexpensive segment do well in snow, but poorly with ice or wet asphalt. And expensive tires are often not perfect.

  •  But there is an exception – Continental VikingContact 7, which several times became the winner of the comparative tests "Behind the Wheel". It outperformed its competitors both in tests on asphalt and on “white” surfaces. The only thing the experts could find fault with was economy.

  •  "Conti" confidently plows snowdrifts and virgin snow, boasts excellent grip on ice, and behaves well on asphalt. So these tires are the perfect choice for the Russian winter with plenty of snow and ice, provided that you are not put off by their price.

Pros and cons Comfortable on long trips Handles well on snow, ice and asphalt Responds quickly to steering turns Price Not the best fuel economy

Winter tire tests for crossovers and SUVs

Test results from Autoreview

  •  Testing of studded winter tires for the 2021/2022 season was carried out at the Dmitrov test site – coronavirus restrictions did not allow to go to Finland. The uneven, rough surface of the landfill perfectly imitated the conditions of real Russian roads.

  •  Selection tests were held 5 sets of winter 16-inch studded tires. All of them were mounted on light-alloy wheels SCAD Admiral 6,5Jx16.

test data
ParametersIndicator weight, %Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10pMichelin Michelin X-Ice North 4Pirelli Ice Zero 2Goodyear ultragrip arctic 2Hankook Winter i*pike RS2
Ice35
Braking properties151010998
Accelerating dynamics10910888
Handling (time on track)51010999
Ease of management5910888
Snow15
Braking properties10998108
Accelerating dynamics5988109
Traction in deep snow1010101099
Wet asphalt10
Braking properties10881088
Dry asphalt10
Braking properties10991089
Comfort and economy20
Acoustic comfort1087565
Smooth running588897
Rolling resistance (freewheel)51010989
Overall rating1009.19.18.68.58
Rank12345

  •  Tests for non-studded tires took place last year in Ivalo, Finland, on a Renault Arkana.

  •  Factors such as:

  1. Acceleration time on ice and snow.
  2. Ease of driving on ice and snow.
  3. The time of passage of a winding track in the snow.
  4. Braking distance on ice and snow.
  5. Braking distance on wet pavement.

Auto review table of test results

Tests from experts "Behind the Wheel"

  •  The test of winter studded tires for crossovers and SUVs involved 14 sets of specialized SUV winter tires and regular winter tires for front-wheel drive cars.

  •  Snow and ice tests for studded tires took place at the Polar White Hell, owned by Nokian Tires. Tests on asphalt – at the Nokian summer training ground near the town of Nokia. For measurements, the Vbox Racelogic measuring complex and the Kistler Correvit L‑motion optical system were used.

  •  The test car was a front-wheel-drive VW Tiguan, as all-wheel drive models erase small differences between tires.

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  •  Non-studded tires were tested at two test sites – the Finnish Technotrac and the Russian AVTOVAZ test site in Tolyatti. The test car is a Skoda Octavia.

  •  Za Rulem experts evaluated the longitudinal grip of the tires and their handling on ice, snow flotation, measured the time it took to pass the ice circle, studied the acceleration and braking of cars with different tires on snow, and also took into account the “behavior” of tires when changing lanes and driving on wet and dry asphalt.

Comparison table of studded and friction tires

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