What are the best snow tires for an Acura MDX?

Winter driving with actual snow is a new thing for me, and I’m not having the best time with it. What are the best snow tires for an Acura MDX?

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Melanie Mergen · Answered on Jan 16, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Winter driving conditions are challenging enough for experienced drivers! Fortunately, a good set of snow tires could help you improve your handling under the right conditions so you can stay safer on those snow- and ice-covered roads.
Here are some commonly recommended snow tires that tend to earn high praise from experts and may be a good fit for your Acura MDX:
  • Bridgestone Blizzak
  • Pirelli P Zero Winter
  • Michelin X-Ice Snow
  • Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
  • X-Ice Snow SUV
  • Nokian Hakkapeliitta
As you search for the best snow tires for your Acura MDX, here are some general factors to look for that make a good snow tire:
  • Tire tread: Winter tires have specialized treads with more sipes than the average set of all-season tires for better traction in slippery conditions.
  • Compound: Snow tires are constructed with hydrophobic materials and hold up better in cold conditions. However, it’s worth knowing that these properties can make them wear faster on the pavement in warmer weather, which is why they don’t make good year-round tires.
  • Studded or studless: Studs can provide better traction, but keep in mind some areas have regulations on when and where studded snow tires can be used.
  • Superior performance: Look for the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on winter tires to verify they’ve met standards for improved handling in winter driving conditions.
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