Passenger Car Winter Premium Touring Tires

Below are all the reviewed passenger car winter premium touring tires on Tire Reviews. Please click into each tire for further details.

Tire Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Apollo Aspire XP Winter (3) 87% 97% 80% 80% 100% 97%
Continental WinterContact TS 870 (4) 90% 98% 70% 90% 93% 95%
Dunlop Winter Response 2 (10) 86% 90% 92% 82% 87% 93%
Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 (10) 92% 91% 90% 91% 86% 90%
Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3 (8) 91% 95% 91% 76% 96% 86%
BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2 (18) 87% 91% 79% 86% 89% 93%
Nexen Winguard Snow G3 (6) 88% 90% 85% 85% 78% 92%
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 (4) 83% 95% 77% 55% 100% 100%
Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Plus (4) 93% 95% 83% 70% 97% 88%
Michelin Alpin 6 (21) 89% 93% 84% 84% 84% 91%
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 (6) 80% 78% 82% 87% 85% 78%
Michelin Alpin 5 (21) 85% 93% 84% 78% 89% 89%
Michelin Primacy Alpin (5) 84% 96% 80% 84% 80% 88%
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 (8) 89% 86% 86% 78% 93% 69%
Nokian Nordman 7 (3) 77% 80% 77% 80% 87% 80%
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 (58) 88% 92% 86% 82% 86% 87%
Michelin X Ice Snow (6) 80% 80% 80% 83% 83% 90%
Goodyear UltraGrip 9 (36) 83% 90% 82% 84% 85% 91%
Continental WinterContact TS 850 (53) 88% 90% 85% 85% 85% 90%
Falken Eurowinter HS01 (19) 88% 89% 86% 76% 87% 82%
General Altimax Winter 3 (3) 83% 80% 73% 80% 85% 80%
Continental WinterContact TS 860 (43) 89% 93% 84% 87% 84% 87%
Michelin X Ice North 4 (3) 73% 70% 70% 73% 90% 83%
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 (4) 90% 88% 85% 85% 78% 75%
Vredestein Snowtrac 5 (6) 85% 87% 90% 80% 80% 85%
Pirelli Cinturato Winter (6) 82% 90% 82% 82% 76% 80%
Hankook Winter i cept RS (6) 80% 77% 85% 77% 90% 82%
Hankook Winter I cept iZ2 W616 (3) 87% 67% 83% 80% 80% 90%
Hankook Winter i cept RS2 (41) 86% 86% 77% 81% 87% 78%
Nokian WR D4 (63) 84% 84% 80% 80% 67% 86%
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 (3) 70% 80% 65% 70% 83% 75%
Michelin X Ice Xi3 (9) 80% 79% 73% 76% 81% 81%
Toyo SNOWPROX S 942 (5) 80% 82% 76% 74% 86% 90%
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R (7) 82% 70% 77% 73% 86% 93%
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 (8) 76% 76% 70% 68% 70% 89%
Kumho Winter Craft WP51 (14) 81% 75% 71% 72% 82% 84%
Toyo Snowprox S943 (5) 78% 78% 80% 60% 85% 84%
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 (44) 84% 89% 80% 77% 70% 80%
Falken Eurowinter HS449 (33) 85% 87% 81% 78% 84% 84%
Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 (7) 77% 80% 77% 76% 90% 74%
Uniroyal WinterExpert (4) 88% 95% 75% 75% 80% 73%
Toyo Snowprox S954 (5) 78% 63% 73% 78% 73% 83%
Continental VikingContact 6 (3) 80% 83% 73% 77% 80% 80%
Continental VikingContact 7 (6) 62% 66% 58% 60% 64% 90%
Kumho WinterCraft WP71 (12) 70% 65% 56% 54% 73% 54%
Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3 (9) 81% 86% 72% 77% 72% 69%
Avon WT7 (3) 60% 63% 30% 37% 63% 77%
Toyo Snowprox S953 (9) 77% 69% 64% 74% 76% 73%
Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Arctic (3) 57% 60% 60% 70% 47% 53%
Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 (3) 75% 50% 50% 60% 80% 75%

Passenger Car Winter Premium Touring Tires with no reviews

BFGoodrich G Force Stud, BFGoodrich Winter TA KSI, Bridgestone Blizzak DM V2, Bridgestone Blizzak Ice, Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO, Bridgestone Blizzak VRX2, Bridgestone Blizzak W810, Bridgestone Blizzak WS90, Bridgestone DriveGuard Winter, Bridgestone Noranza 001, Continental ContiWinterContact TS815 ContiSeal, Continental IceContact 2, Continental IceContact 3, Continental WinterContact SI, Cooper Discoverer True North, Cooper Evolution Winter, Dunlop Winter Maxx 2, Falken Espia EPZ II, Falken Espia Ice, Falken Eurowinter HS01 Runflat, Falken Eurowinter HS437, Firestone WinterForce 2, Firestone Winterhawk 4, General Altimax Arctic 12, General Altimax Nordic 12, General Altimax Winter 3, Gislaved Nord Frost 200, Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2, Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2, Goodyear WinterCommand Ultra, GT Radial IcePro 3, Hankook Winter i pike RS2, Kumho I Zen KW31, Kumho Winter Craft WP52, Kumho WinterCraft Ice, Kumho WinterCraft WP72, Laufenn I Fit Plus, Nexen Winguard Ice, Nexen Winguard WT1, Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10, Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 EV, Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R5, Nokian Nordman 8, Nokian WR C3, Nokian WR Snowproof, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, Pirelli Ice Zero, Pirelli Ice Zero 2, Pirelli Ice Zero FR, Pirelli Winter Carving Edge, Pirelli Winter Icecontrol, Reference Winter, Reference Winter Worn, Sava Eskimo Stud, Toyo Observe Ice Freezer, Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3, Vredestein Wintrac, Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906, Yokohama BluEarth Winter WY01, Yokohama ICE GUARD IG50 PLUS, Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c, Yokohama IceGUARD Stud iG55

Passenger Car Winter Premium Touring Tires Tire Review Highlights

Nokian WR D4 rated 83% while driving a Volkswagen Golf IV 1.9 TDI 110
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 average miles
Hi! I used few kinds of winter tires in time. No 1 I think it is Nokian Hakkapeliita 6 (or 5) on both FWD and AWD very good ones. You can feel the difference right away. On the FWD vehicle I used to have Yokohama normal ones and then Verdrestein directionals (v shaped pattern). Vedrestein were better but nothing like Nokian. Then after buying the AWD for my wife I got a parking spot under the building I was living in and she always got out regardless of how bad was the uphill exit from the parking. Ice, wet show, dry snow, deep snow (~20 cm). At times she was the only one able to get out in the morning from that parking. One time we went to a cabin in the mountains and it showed a lot over night building it up to the top of the bumper of my Toyota RAV4, about half the tire diameter. I got out of there in few long minutes. Had to back up few times to get some momentum to push forward. All the others had to shovel their way out about 10-15 m and they had AWDs too. I think my Nokians had their part to this performance. Same winter my neighbour slide back trying to get out of parking and she damaged her car, a Honda Fit. Tires, some Motomasters directionals, loose grip exactly close to top of the hill at street level. She had the presence to press the button of her remote control to open the garage door while she was slowly sliding back while car whells were spinning foeward and she just lost her left side mirror. Other neighbours had to fix that door after finding themselves in same situation (sliding back into closing garage door). She asked for my help and since the new Nokians were too expensive for her she got a set of used Hakkapeliitas (7 or something, better than mine) on internet. No 6 was still visible on pattern so they were above 6mm tread. Well she never had the random excitement getting out of parking after snowing or ice rain again. When I got my RAV4 it came with Bridgestones. Then I had some Michelin X ICE used from a neighbour that sold his car. Bridgestone were better on snow and Michelins better on ice. These were my best winter tires until I got the Hakkapeliitas. Nokians are better than those on both surfaces. They are also noisier on dry but not by much. If you plan to use them summer time too, don't. They will loose some of their grip on ice next winter. Michelins are the best as summer tires or rain tires if you buy the directional ones. Other tires I had over time on a FWD vehicle were some Continentals directionals too. Better than Yokohama and Vedrestein but when they were less than half something happened and they loose their ballance to the point I had to replace them. Now I got some Nokian WRs since I was unable to find the Hakkapeliita. Hope they will perform next winter. Is not first time I got WRs. I had 2 new ones on the front axle of a FWD VW Golf Variant. Somehow one of them got some side bump and got unballanced, later developed some sort of cut about 6 cm long just beside the rolling pattern while rolling on dry about 10 degr C. Had to replace that one on road. I managed to get out of highway and make it to a shop after inflating it twice with my small portable 12V compressor. While I had that tire car was driven by me, my wife and my sister. (I can't say for sure if tire was abused or not.) This is a second chance I give to WRs based on my expecience with them. I can say, I think they are thinner than Hakkapeliita, also lighter, maybe an inferior kind. I hope those will do better than previous ones. I will still use the "survivor" mounted on rear pairing a Fulda (only one that had about similar pattern and thichness to my good WR in that shop inventory when I had to replace the failing WR. When it happenend I already had them switched to rear axle since I was unable to use them on front due to vibration given the unballance. I was hoping to make it to the end of winter, one month and a half, but it didn't happen. Tire gave up after about 1000 kms on rear axle). Oh! One more thing. One of my friends bought some asian tires that had a pattern identical with Nokian Hakkapeliita. Don't get hooked into that. They start to get some strange chipped wear on rolling pattern and one of them got a side damage by a splint of wood!!! How weird is that! He had to replace that one. Guy was unable to fix it. Grip on snow was compared with some average all season ones even the mountain and snowflake was displayed on them.
tire reviewed on 2022-06-19 21:52:38
Michelin X Ice Xi3 rated 86% while driving a Subaru 2.0 Crosstrek
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 spirited miles
No comments left
tire reviewed on 2022-05-26 11:45:31
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 rated 64% while driving a SEAT Leon 2.0 TFSI
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
Good for the first 2 seasons ~ 15 000 miles. Don't really feel good when the temperatures get over 15C⁰ and the chunks start tear especially on the highway.
tire reviewed on 2022-05-11 22:48:36
BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2 rated 86% while driving a BMW X1 X Drive
Driving on a combination of roads for 17000 average miles
Dry grip average Wet grip - pretty good Snow grip: excellent Ice grip: excellent Wear: excellent Comfort: very good Noise: quiet - know 69 dB
tire reviewed on 2022-05-10 17:32:53
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 rated 74% while driving a Volvo V40 Cross Country 120
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 average miles
Brand new, to replace my old Pirelli Sottozero 3, come at the end of their Life. Dry: These Cinturato Winter 2 are proposed as touring tires, and so they do: compared to the more sporty precursors, the road feedback appears rougher and less direct. Likewise, handling in the dry is poorer, less precise, however decent for a touring tire. Breaking in the dry appears on the other hand fairly good, with more than reasonable stopping distances. Wet: drivability in the wet is not too bad. Wet handling is decent, breaking is good as well as aquaplaning resistance, both in the straight line and in the corner. Snow: Compared to the Sottozero 3, the performance of these Cinturato Winter 2 on snow is improved: either traction, handling and braking are significantly ameliorated, providing in challenging conditions of snow, snow/mud or snow/rain a greater sense of safety. Ice: Although not nordic or studded tires, these Cinturato Winter 2 do fairly good with the ice, letting you get off on it, as long as you drive with due prudence. Internal noise: These tires make themselves felt, as expected, especially during high-speed driving. Fuel consumption and wear: in the middle for a quality winter tire. Price: high-priced but less expensive compared to many competing models of other premium brands.
tire reviewed on 2022-05-09 00:53:38
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 rated NAN% while driving a Dacia
Driving on mostly country roads for 6000 spirited miles
Looking forward to driving on these but found them generally pretty average across the board. Then at the end of the first season and around 7k found 2 of them right up to the wear markers, not even sure they'll make another season! Absolutely stunned at how poorly a so called premium tire could wear, my last set did 5 seasons with ease. So... won't be buying these guys again.
tire reviewed on 2022-04-26 19:54:50
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 rated NAN% while driving a SEAT Ibiza 1.0 TSI 115
Driving on mostly town for 0 easy going miles
Just bought LM005 since I need a winter tire with good performance in the wet. Mileage not important. Reading through some negative reviews here I would like to point out that there are TWO different tires sold as LM005. One has got A score in wet and C for rolling resistance, the other one B in wet and A for rolling resistance pleasing the car manufacturers hunting for another gram of CO2 to save. Should you wish to buy an LM005 for performance reasons make sure your tire dealer orders the right version.
tire reviewed on 2022-04-21 07:49:36
Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 rated NAN% while driving a Mercedes Benz GLA45
Driving on a combination of roads for 3000 spirited miles
They do not feel as good as my previous set of WS80s. They are louder than the WS80s were and a but harder or rougher feel in dry condition. In cold rain and in ice and snow, they are exactly what is needed. Just disappointed in dry conditions compared to the WS80's I used previously.
tire reviewed on 2022-04-16 13:03:06
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 rated 71% while driving a Citroën C3 Aircross SUV
Driving on a combination of roads for 12000 easy going miles
I got the Blizzak LM005 in October 2019 and comparing to the set I had on the car delivered, Hankook Ventus Prime 3 K125 same size, I was in love with the Bridgestiones. They felt so much more refined and responsive! But having all the emotions calmed down after almost 3 years, all I can say is the Blizzak LM005 is a good tire for warm-ish winter climate, where the majority of time you'll have more wet days with some wet snow, than deeper snow. Snow, especially if it has any depth, can be tricky for the Blizzaks - on a motorway I felt rather fine going straight to overtake, but turns didn't really feel stable. So is the snow traction and breaking at low, city speeds - maybe it's just me having an auto transmission - but I drove a slightly bigger car (2015 Mokka) on winter Seperits - the diffrence was just unbelievable - favorable for Semperits... What makes my Citroen even move on a few inches of snow is traction control, solely - without ASR its just spinning in place... So can be snow breaking. I have never expirienced so much ABS kicking in in any other car in winter before. Fortunatelly, winters in Poland are not that snowy anymore. If you care about noise levels - watch out - these are rather audible - esp. say 80kmh and more. Apart from snow - it's a good tire that's gonna make you feel safe on the road. You can definately feel when it's being at its limit and it will not surprise you then - but avoid snow and ice on them. I'm not sure if I were to buy them again - they were a novelty in 2019/20 winter season and the price within the size was rather attractive compared to other manufacturers - and Bridgestone is a well-known brand, so I chose them. Before I'd usually go with Michelins.
tire reviewed on 2022-04-09 14:59:52
Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 rated 70% while driving a Subaru Outback
Driving on mostly town for 6000 average miles
No comments left
tire reviewed on 2022-04-05 10:18:38
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 rated 92% while driving a Mercedes Benz B180 NGT
Driving on a combination of roads for 44000 average miles
Tires lasted for 3 winters, best durability so far. Tires driven down to legal limit (3mm). In the end, over 3cm layer of wet snow became the problem, other surfaces still ok.
tire reviewed on 2022-04-05 08:37:17
Kumho WinterCraft WP71 rated 73% while driving a Toyota Avensis
Driving on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
Afriend recommended these tires, I was pleasantly surprised how good they felt. In dry it handles and brakes very predictably, wet handling and braking is also great as long as one is driving reasonably, but the grip at the limit (meaning tight corners and high speeds) could be better. Snow grip is great, not so much on ice, only downside to this tire really, is the road noise on highways.
tire reviewed on 2022-04-04 05:53:37
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