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 small pickups and SUVs. It should help you make an informed decision on the tires that best suit your needs.

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

1 |Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2
9.1
Michelin
  • Exemplary traction on ice
  • Outstanding durability
  • Particulary low noise level
  • Michelin Promise Plan - See details
  • $70 mail in rebate (valid October 13)
  • Usage:
    Highway and urban driving
  • Price:
    $195.65 (per tire for a Toyota RAV-4 2015 - 225/65R17)

With its exceptional traction on ice and top-of-the-line durability, the Latitude X-Ice Xi2 as earned the 1st place of our top 5. All Michelin tires on our website are covered with the Michelin Promise Plan. Moreover, when buying a set of 4 Michelin tires, you become eligible for a $ 70 mail in rebate (valid October 13).

2 |Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
9.1
Bridgestone
  • Very good traction on ice
  • Great traction in snow
  • $70 mail in rebate (valid October 15)
  • Great feedback from our customers
  • Usage:
    Highway and rural driving
  • Price:
    $170.36 (per tire for a Mazda CX-5 2015 - 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 position.

3 |Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8

Dunlop Winter Maxx SJ8
9.0
Dunlop
  • Great traction on ice
  • Good traction in snow
  • $40 mail in rebate (valid October 1st)
  • Usage:
    Urban and rural driving
  • Price:
    $179.91 (per tire for a Honda CR-V 2015 - 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 4 Dunlop tires on our website, you become eligible for a $40 manufacturer's mail in rebate (valid October 1st).

4 |Continental WinterContact SI

Continental WinterContact SI
8.9
Continental
  • Excellent traction on ice
  • Total Confidence Plan - See details
  • Great performance in slush
  • Usage:
    Urban driving
  • Price:
    $152.44 (per tire for a Subaru Outback 2015 - 225/65R17)

Although it hold the fourth place of our top 5, the Continental Winter Contact Si is a reliable 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

Yokohama IceGUARD iG51v
8.9
Yokohama
  • Excellent traction on ice
  • Great traction in snow
  • Usage:
    Urban and rural driving
  • Price:
    $162.65 (per tire for a Dodge Grand Caravan 2015 - 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.

When buying winter tires, it is crucial that you consider your driving style and the types of road you are going to use. The tires we have selected, even though they are very similar, 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!