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Top 2014-'15 Utility Winter Tire Recommendations

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If you’re in the market for a new car, the likelihood that you’re shopping in the compact crossover segment is quite high. This is especially true if you’ve got a small family in tow.

As they remain one of the hottest segments in the car business, I’ve selected the very common P225/65R17 size as the yardstick for this winter tire exercise.

The rating system is desperately simple: Looking to spend a specific amount? Find your best picks within the described price ranges.

In 2013, Canadian tire shoppers got some good news: Tire prices dropped considerably in order to discourage cross-boarder shopping. Tire manufacturers wizened up and lowered pricing to match US retail prices as much as possible.

To help you along with your shopping, I’ve devised another “best bang for the buck” line-up of tire suggestions. For a more specific list of tire suggestions for your car, click here.

Here are the top 2014-‘15 CUV/minivan/small SUV winter tire choices: