What are the best snow tires for a Toyota Highlander?

I’ve had all-season tires on my Highlander for the last few years, but last winter I didn’t feel like they performed very well. What are the best snow tires for a Toyota Highlander?

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Bonnie Stinson · Answered on Jan 10, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The best snow tires for a Toyota Highlander provide traction in your local winter road conditions, while offering a good warranty.
Before you buy winter tires, spend a few minutes thinking about the type of road conditions you’ll face.
Will you drive on snow or ice? Will you drive on highways or city roads? Do you want to switch out tires twice a year, or would you rather stick with newer all-weather tires that you can keep on your Highlander all year round?
Make sure to measure your tires carefully before you shop, as tire size varies by trim level. Now, let’s go over a few options for snow tires that could work for your Toyota Highlander:
  • Michelin X-Ice Snow tires: With good traction on ice and snow, Michelin’s winter tires offer good performance in wet conditions. These tires have a good warranty, too.
  • Michelin CrossClimate 2 tires: These are very popular among SUV drivers. CrossClimate 2 tires offer good traction in wet and dry conditions. You might opt for these tires if you don’t face ongoing snow in your area.
  • Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 tires: Engineered specifically for SUVs and light trucks, the Blizzak tires perform extremely well in icy conditions. If you want the best performance—and you’re prepared to pay top dollar—Blizzak is a good pick.
  • Yokohama IceGuard G075 tires: These are affordable yet well-performing tires in snowy and icy conditions. It’s worth pointing out these tires offer low road noise, which is a huge value-add.
Goodyear, Pirelli, and Continental also produce great winter tires. Speak with a technician at your local tire shop if you need help deciding.
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