Every year, when fall comes and the temperatures plummet, Canadians trade their bathing suit for their hat and gloves. Just like yourself, your vehicle needs to be prepared to face the cold temperatures… and eventually snow! That is why it is crucial that you choose safe and reliable winter tires. Again this year, we came up with a top 5 of the best winter tires for passenger cars to help you make an informed decision. Without further delay, here it is!

Note that our top 5 exclusively includes products that are sold online.

1 |Michelin X-ice Xi3

Michelin X-ice Xi3
9.2
Michelin
  • Exceptional traction on ice
  • Top-of-the-line durability
  • Extremely low noise level
  • Michelin Promise Plan - See details
  • $70 mail in rebate
  • Usage:
    Highway and urban driving
  • Price:
    $212.71 (per tire for a Mazda 3 2015 - 205/55R16)

With its remarkable traction on ice and impressive durability, the Michelin X-ice Xi3 truly deserves the 1st position of our top 5. When buying Michelin tires on our website, you can take advantage of the Michelin Promise Plan and become eligible for $70 mail in rebate.

2 |Blizzak WS-80

Blizzak WS-80
9.1
Bridgestone
  • Excellent traction on ice
  • Very good traction in snow
  • $70 mail in rebate
  • Great comments from our customers
  • Usage:
    Highway and rural driving
  • Price:
    $158.35 (per tire for a Volkswagen Golf 2015 - 205/55R16)

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80 is a reliable tire that performs well on both snow and ice. However, it does not offer the same durability as the X-ice Xi3, which is why it ends up in second position.

3 |Hercules Avalanche R-G2

Hercules Avalanche R-G2
9.1
Hercules
  • Great traction on ice
  • Good traction in snow
  • Hazard Protection Program - See details
  • Good value for money
  • Usage:
    Highway, urban and rural driving
  • Price:
    $131.48 (per tire for a Subaru Impreza 2015 - 205/55R16)

You can drive with confidence this winter with the Hercules Avalanche R-G2, our number 3 this year. These very versatile tires, which are sold with a Road Hazard Protection Program and offer a good value for money.

4 |Dunlop Winter Maxx 2

Dunlop Winter Maxx 2
9.0
Dunlop
  • Great traction on ice
  • Good traction in snow
  • Low noise level
  • $60 mail in rebate
  • Usage:
    Urban driving
  • Price:
    $154.31 (per tire for a Honda Civic 2015 - 205/55R16)

The all-new Winter Maxx 2 is an improved version of its predecessor, the Winter Maxx. If you live and work in an urban area and enjoy quiet tires, these are the ideal fit for you.

5 |Continental Winter Contact Si

Continental Winter Contact Si
8.9
Continental
  • Excellent traction on ice
  • Total Confidence Plan - See details
  • Good performance in slush
  • Usage:
    Urban driving
  • Price:
    $152.66 (per tire for a Toyota Corolla 2015 - 205/55R16)

Even though it ends up at the bottom of our top 5, the Continental Winter Contact Si is a great tire that offers superior traction on ice. Perfect for urban driving, these tires are covered by Continental's Total Confidence Plan.

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 answer different needs. All things considered, every product in our top 5 is an excellent choice to get through winter!

So, do you already know which winter tires you are going to buy? Let us know!