What are the best snow tires for a Toyota 4Runner?

I’m a fairly new car owner and never had to think about winter tires before. It seems extreme to have two sets of tires, but I know I need to do some research. What are the best snow tires for a Toyota 4Runner?

Bonnie Stinson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best snow tires for a
Toyota 4Runner
are SUV snow tires that will provide traction in snow and ice, depending on your local road conditions.
Confirm your tire size (265/70R17 on most 4Runner trim levels). Then, consider your winter driving needs. Some tires are better for snow whereas others perform better on ice. Will you be driving on gravel or dirt roads this winter, or primarily on the pavement?
Choose ice tires if you do mostly highway driving in the winter, as these tires are rated for both snow and ice traction. Go with snow tires if you do a lot of city driving in the winter, as they’ll help you escape snow banks.
You could also try all-weather tires if you don’t expect to drive in the snow very often. These tires can stay on your SUV all year round.
Here are some snow tires for a Toyota 4Runner that could work for you:
  • BFGoodrich Winter T/A KSI is a popular winter tire manufactured to provide traction in various winter conditions, from dry to snow to ice to slush. Goodrich offers an impressive warranty, too.
  • Bridgestone Blizzak DMV2 is a good choice for an SUV like your 4Runner. They’re expensive, but the excellent ice and snow traction is worth the investment if you live in a place with extreme winter weather.
  • Yokohama iceGUARD G075 is another common choice for winter tires among crossover and SUV owners. They’ll give your 4Runner good traction, and they’ve got a long tread life. Plus, drivers report quiet operation in dry conditions.
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