What are the best snow tires for a Hyundai Sonata?

I currently have all-season tires on my 2021 Hyundai Sonata, but I’d like to buy a set of snow tires since road conditions can be poor where I live in the winter. What’s the best kind to buy?

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Andrea Barrett · Answered on Jan 16, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best snow tires for a Hyundai Sonata depend on the driving conditions and your budget—but look for size 205/65R16.
Here are some options to consider:
  • Falken Espia EPZ II
  • Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2
  • Firestone Winterforce 2
  • Vanguard Arctic Claw WXI
  • Bridgestone Blizzak WS90
  • Michelin X-Ice Xi3
  • Continental VikingContact 7
  • Michelin X-Ice Snow
If you’re confused what the difference between all-season, all-weather, and winter tires are, here’s a breakdown for you:
| —— | All-season tires | All-weather tires | Winter tires | | Weather | Ideal for warm, dry, and wet weather | Best for milder winters with heavy rain and light snowfall | Ideal for harsh winters with heavy snowfall and ice | | Temperature | Above 7°C | Above and below 7°C | Below 7°C | | Tread pattern | Finer tread—not ideal for snow and slush | Mix of boxy tread to push away slush and provides greater stability | Blocky tread with fine slits that grip snow and pushes away slush | | Rubber | Hard and long-lasting | Maintains flexibility above and below 7°C | Maintains flexibility in cold temperatures for enhanced grip |
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