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The Best Winter Tires for Tesla Model Y in 2023-2024


The Most Suitable Winter Tires for Tesla Model Y from 2020 to 2024

Are you looking for the ideal tires for your Tesla Model Y? Look no further! We have gathered for you a selection of the best tires perfectly suited to your vehicle for a serene and confident winter drive! Our specialists have put all their expertise into offering you the best deals available on the market. Regardless of your needs or budget, PMCtire ensures the compatibility of the products with your Tesla Model Y, offers free shipping* and sends you your set of tires and wheels ready to be mounted on your vehicle if you choose a tire + wheel pack.

Tires Specifically Designed for Electric Vehicles

Over the past few years, several manufacturers have developed a new generation of winter tires specifically designed for electric vehicles. These tires stand out for their minimal rolling resistance and optimal traction, regardless of weather conditions. Moreover, they offer a perfect balance between rolling noise, durability, and energy consumption.

Which Winter Tires Should You Choose for Your Tesla Model Y?

There are several categories of winter tires:

  • Studded tires;
  • High-performance tires;
  • Tires specialized for ice;
  • Tires for snow.

Although they may reduce the vehicle's autonomy, studded tires are recommended if you frequently drive on icy or snowy roads as is the case in several provinces (Quebec, Northern British Columbia, etc.). If you live far from major cities, they may be a good option. However, for most Tesla Model Y owners, it is advisable to choose eco-friendly winter tires.

Our Selection of 19-Inch Winter Tires for the Tesla Model Y

Each year, manufacturers launch new models of tires and wheels. As it can be complicated to keep up with all these novelties, Dominic, PMCtire expert, has reviewed dozens of products on his 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range for you and has selected the top three for Tesla Model Y in 19 inches.

Dominic's number one choice: the Michelin X-Ice Snow

With the X-Ice Snow, get the most out of your Tesla safely, even in the harshest winter conditions in Canada. This Michelin tire has been our best seller for Model Y since it came out.

The silica-based rubber blend and rigid polymer allow for superior flexibility and the necessary grip in extreme weather conditions, even at very low temperatures.

A winter tire designed to offer optimal reliability, grip, and safety, not just when it's new, but for seasons to come. This is why Michelin offers a 60,000 km mileage warranty on this model, which is rather rare in tires specialized for electric vehicles that are heavy and therefore inevitably wear tires faster than a conventional thermal vehicle.

On average, the Michelin X-Ice Snow has a lifespan up to one winter longer than the average of competitors according to the numerous tests carried out by the manufacturer.


  • Exceptional winter traction
  • Durable tread for winter
  • Quiet and comfortable driving
  • High energy efficiency

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Dominic's 2nd choice: the Continental VikingContact 7

The VikingContact 7 from Continental is a winter tire that stands out for its exceptional performance in terms of grip, traction, stability, and braking in all weather conditions.

Its tread is designed with multiple unique grooves aimed at reducing the risks of aquaplaning and skidding on icy, snowy, or muddy roads.

Continental technologies

The ContiSeal technology, developed by Continental, offers an innovative solution to ensure the safety of your passengers during their journey. It allows punctures to self-repair, allowing you to reach your destination with confidence. Thanks to ContiSeal™, 80% of punctures up to 5 mm in diameter are sealed instantly, guaranteeing trouble-free driving even after a puncture. This advancement eliminates the need for roadside assistance and makes stopping to change a tire at the roadside unnecessary.

Continental's ContiSilent foam effectively reduces summer tire noise without compromising your vehicle's handling performance, mileage, load capacity or speed. Easy to install on all common rims, this technology is robust and retains its shape in all weather conditions. In summer, it reduces the sound components of road noise by up to 9 dB(A), improving the comfort inside your car.

The reinforcement of load-bearing sidewalls technology prevents the crushing of the tire between the road and the rim in the event of loss of pressure. In the event of a puncture, you can drive around 80 km at a maximum speed of 80 km/h, without the need for a spare wheel. This reduces vehicle weight, saves fuel and frees up 80 liters of trunk space.

The Continental VikingContact 7 is a remarkable winter tire, capable of delivering high performance on snow and ice.

Moreover, by purchasing a VikingContact 7, Continental will offer you its "Total Confidence Plan" which includes 3-year Roadside Assistance, always handy in case of a mishap on the road!

In short, the VikingContact 7 is a wise choice with a lower price than the X-Ice Snow.


  • Exceptional traction on icy or snowy roads
  • Nordic compound optimized for low temperatures
  • Remarkable stability, whatever the weather conditions
  • Superior braking than average on icy roads

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Dominic's 3rd choice: the Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance +

The Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance + tire has been developed to withstand the harshest winter conditions. Thanks to its advanced directional tread pattern, it is ready to tackle snowy or icy roads while offering excellent ride comfort.

The Ultra Grip Performance + incorporates several technological advances in design, such as "sawtooth" block edges and "multiple wave" sipes that ensure better grip on roads throughout the winter. The V-shaped central rib with horizontal sipe improves water or mud evacuation while increasing high-speed stability.

Designed for Canadian regions with harsh winters, this studded tire guarantees better traction on ice and compact snow.


  • Improves vehicle performance, safety, and handling on icy roads
  • Tread details offer biting edges for better traction on snow
  • The Ultra Grip Performance + reduces the risk of skidding in slippery conditions
  • The high silica content compound allows the tire to maintain its flexibility regardless of temperatures

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Our selection of 20-inch winter tires for the Tesla Model Y

Browse Dominic's selection of 20-inch tires for the 2020 to 2024 Model Y now.

Dominic's 1st choice: the Michelin X-Ice Snow

The Michelin tire, whose strengths have been previously detailed, is also available in 20 inches. This is great news for Model Y drivers who prefer to keep their original 20-inch wheels in winter (Performance model or optional for Standard Range or Long Range models).

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Dominic's 2nd choice: the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is one of the best high-performance snow tires, designed for Tesla Model Y owners looking for extremely durable and very stable tires, regardless of road conditions.

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 stand out when it snows, thanks to their phenomenal grip and traction. The wider shoulders and reinforced polymer carcass make these tires particularly effective in the most difficult conditions.

Safety is a major concern when snow starts to fall in winter and roads become slippery. Fortunately, the exceptional grip and tread of the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 allow your vehicle to negotiate turns more effectively, despite extreme weather conditions.


  • Exceptional durability and high-speed handling
  • Offers better energy efficiency that increases vehicle range
  • Optimal grip on snow
  • High resistance to aquaplaning

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Dominic's 3rd choice: the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

The Pirelli Scorpion Winter is a premium winter tire, offering Model Y drivers exceptional driving control in the most demanding winter conditions. The design of this tire allows it to improve braking and cornering performance on snow, ice, and slush.

The Scorpion Winter significantly contributes to driver safety by ensuring maximum stability and control on snow, as well as on wet and dry roads.

Thanks to its lightweight carcass and aerodynamic design, the Pirelli Scorpion winter tire offers low rolling resistance, noise reduction, extended lifespan, and greater range for electric vehicles.


  • Excellent braking and very good handling
  • Effective acceleration on snowy roads
  • Excellent noise levels and driving comfort for a winter tire
  • Environmentally friendly design elements

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At PMCtire, we understand that choosing the right tire can be a complex task. That's why our experts are always available to help you make the best choice based on your specific needs. You can contact us by chat or email for personalized advice. We are here to help you find the tire that best suits your vehicle and your driving style.

Remember, safety is our number one priority. With the right tires, you can face winter conditions with confidence. Drive safely this winter with PMCtire.

Dominic Vaillancourt

Automotive expert & Spokesperson