Best Snow Tires – Our Picks for Winter 2021

By: Discount Tire

When the stakes are high, you want the best. But the best winter tires? It can be tough to get a sense of what truly constitutes the best snow tire out there.

This article features a short list of some of the best winter tires for everyday vehicles and was created based on historical sales and product review data from the past five years. In a nutshell, it’s a snow tire roundup of the greatest hits that we’ve updated for winter 2021.

Most Popular: Bridgestone Blizzak WS90


If winter has you worried, you can drive easy with the Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 winter tire. The improved iteration of the legendary Blizzak WS80 (one of the best-selling winter tires ever), Bridgestone’s Blizzak WS90 is designed to excel in cold-weather driving conditions. The Blizzak WS90 delivers excellent winter traction on a comfortable ride, meaning you can count on superb braking and accelerating on ice and snow without compromising ride quality. Not only that, but the Blizzak also offers responsive handling in frigid dry conditions. Whatever Jack Frost sends your way, you can be ready for it when you outfit your vehicle with a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 winter tires.

Runner Up - Longest Life: Michelin X-Ice Xi3


Michelin’s newest snow tire, the X-Ice Xi3 offers dependable winter traction on a long-wearing tread design that’s built to provide confident performance winter after winter. With comparable traction and handling to the Bridgestone Blizzak WS90, the X-Ice Xi3 is known for its longevity and responsive handling. (It’s backed by a 30,000-40,000-mile warranty for extra winter confidence.) For drivers who refuse to compromise just because the mercury is dropping, the X-Ice Xi3 winter tire from Michelin is a clear contender.

Most Versatile: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3


The Winter SottoZero 3 from Pirelli is a winter tire designed to provide the refined dynamics of a  luxury touring tire combined with the confidence of a snow tire. Featuring sipes that interlock and a double arrow-shaped directional tread pattern, the SottoZero creates thousands of additional biting edges that create tenacious grip through slush, snow, and ice. If you’re looking for excellent performance in winter weather without the feeling of driving on a set of snow tires, the Pirelli Winter SottoZero 3 is tough to beat.

At Discount Tire, keeping you safe on the road when winter sets in is our specialty. From snow chains to snow tires, winter tire changeovers to rotations and more, find your nearest location and we’ll get you taken care of.

Plus, don’t forget about our Touchless Experience: you can find the perfect winter tires for your specific vehicle and region via Treadwell, pay for ‘em online ahead of time, and then stay in your vehicle for the installation and transaction process for the safest winter tire-buying experience anywhere!