What are the best snow tires for a Kia Soul?

I love my little Kia Soul, but I’m taking it on a ski trip soon and I’m worried about driving through the passes. What are the best snow tires for the Kia Soul? I want to be as prepared as possible!

Jessica Gibson · Answered on Jan 17, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Putting the right tires on your Kia Soul is a good way to prepare for your trip! The right winter tires will give you the traction you need to navigate slick roads and icy conditions. To answer your question, the best snow tires for your Kia Soul are the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 (High-Performance All-Season) tires.
Continental’s high-performance tires provide that perfect sweet spot of great handling in light snow as well as heavy snow conditions. Typically, tires perform better in one area, not both. However, Continental ExtremeContact proves to be the exception to the rule!
It’s also an affordable tire (retailing around $160 each), which helps, considering that the lifespan is only 50,000 miles.
The Continental TrueContact deserves an honorable mention. This tire handles well in dense snow, but it’s not so great in slush or light snow. On the other hand, if you’ll be driving in light snow conditions, the Michelin Premier A/S (Grand Touring All-Season) handles better (but doesn’t do well in compact snow).
When you’re shopping for snow tires, look for the *“Severe Snow Conditions Symbol”** on the tire’s sidewall. This assures you that the tire uses a special compound and advanced treads that are formulated for winter.
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