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What are the best snow tires for an Acura RDX?

I’ve driven in snow before, but after moving to a new state even farther north, I think I need to upgrade my car’s gear. What are the best snow tires for an Acura RDX?

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Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
If you live in a state with frequent heavy snow, investing in a reliable set of
snow tires
is a good idea. Here are some examples of snow tires experts commonly recommend that may offer the right fit for your
Acura RDX
:
  • Michelin X-Ice Snow
  • Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
  • Bridgestone Blizzak
  • Pirelli P Zero Winter
  • Nokian Hakkapeliitta
  • X-Ice Snow SUV
As you search for the best snow tires for your Acura MDX, here are some general characteristics to consider:
  • Tire tread: Winter tires have deeper, specialized treads with more sipes than
    all-season tires
    . This gives them superior traction in slippery conditions on snowy, icy roads.
  • 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.
  • Rubber compounds: Snow tires are constructed with hydrophobic materials and hold up better in cold conditions. But these properties will make them wear faster on the pavement in warmer weather, which is why they don’t make good year-round tires.
  • Verified performance capabilities: Look for the Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on winter tires. This implies they’ve met standards for improved handling in winter driving conditions.
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