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Best 2017-2018 Winter Tires for SUVs and Light Trucks

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Whether you live in Saskatchewan, Ontario or British Columbia, there is a strong possibility that you'll have to drive on snow- or ice-covered roads this winter. Such conditions can be dangerous if your vehicle is not properly prepared. If you want to minimize the risks of being in an accident or stuck in a snowbank, you should consider buying reliable winter tires.

Again this year, we came up with a top 5 of the best winter tires for SUVs, minivans and small pickups to help you make an informed decision. Of course, when buying winter tires, it is crucial that you consider your driving style and the types of road you are going to use. Even though they are very similar, the tires we have selected (all available for purchase online) answer different needs. Still, every one of them remains an excellent choice to get through winter.

Which winter tires are you going to buy?

1. Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

  • - Exemplary traction on ice
  • - Outstanding durability
  • - Particularly low noise level
  • - Michelin Promise Plan
  • - $70 mail in rebate

Usage: Highway and urban driving

Price: $195.65 (per tire for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 - 225/65R17)

With its exceptional traction on ice and top-of-the-line durability, the Latitude X-Ice Xi2 has earned the first place of our top 5. All Michelin tires on the website are covered with the Michelin Promise Plan. Moreover, when buying a set of four Michelin tires, you become eligible for a $70 mail in rebate.

2. Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

  • - Very good traction on ice
  • - Great traction in snow
  • - $70 mail in rebate
  • - Great feedback from our customers

Usage: Highway and rural driving

Price: $170.36 (per tire for a 2015 Mazda CX-5 - 225/65R17)

The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 is a high-quality tire that performs just as well on ice as it does in snow. However, it cannot compare with the X-Ice Xi3 in terms of durability, which is why it ends up in second place.

3. Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8

  • - Great traction on ice
  • - Good traction in snow
  • - $40 mail in rebate

Usage: Urban and rural driving

Price: $179.91 (per tire for a 2015 Honda CR-V - 225/65R17)

The Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8 will get you safely through winter as it provides traction on both snow and ice. Moreover, when buying a set of four Dunlop tires online, you become eligible for a $40 manufacturer's mail in rebate.

4. Continental Winter Contact Si

  • - Excellent traction on ice
  • - Total Confidence Plan
  • - Great performance in slush

Usage: Urban driving

Price: $152.44 (per tire for a 2015 Subaru Outback - 225/65R17)

Although it ranks fourth in our top 5, the Continental Winter Contact Si is a reliable winter tire that offers very good traction on ice. It is perfect for urban driving and it's covered by Continental's Total Confidence Plan.

5. Yokohama IceGUARD iG51v

  • - Excellent traction on ice
  • - Great traction in snow

Usage: Urban and rural driving

Price: $162.65 (per tire for a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan - 225/65R17)

The Yokohama IceGUARD iG51v is an upgraded version of its predecessor, the Geolandar G072. It provides great traction in snow and on ice, and ensures a comfortable ride.