What are the best snow tires for a Subaru Crosstrek?

I just bought a Subaru Crosstrek after driving another SUV for nearly a decade. Winter is coming quickly, and I still haven’t gotten my winter tires yet. What are the top snow tires for the Subaru Crosstrek?

Macy Fouse · Answered on Dec 20, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Changing out your tires is a crucial part of winterizing your car—and the best snow tires for a Subaru Crosstrek are the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 winter tires. In general, you’ll need size 225/60R17, but check with your specific trim before purchasing. Prepare your budget though—these tires will cost $184 each.
Even if your Crosstrek is equipped with all-wheel drive, a good set of winter tires is crucial if you live where it’s consistently snowy or icy. Snow tires boost traction to help you drive in the snow. Without them, you’re at a higher risk of sliding and slipping on the road, leading to a higher likelihood of accidents.
If your area gets just one or two winter weather events per season, you can probably get by with all-weather tires instead of actual snow tires. These won’t be as intense as winter tires, but they are sturdier than regular all-season tires. If you’re looking for a decent set of all-weather tires, Michelin CrossClimate 2 tires are a good bet for your Crosstrek.
No matter what tires you sport for the winter, make sure to change them back to all-season tires when the snow melts. Winter tires are meant for winter conditions only, so driving with them in warmer weather causes decreased performance and faster wear—leading to pricey repairs and more frequent tire changes.
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