Here is our list of the top winter tires for cars, minivans, and small crossover vehicles that require additional traction on snow and ice from a studless tire. These tires all need to meet the industry standard of three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) and that symbol on them.

Micheline X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice Xi3 is Michelin’s third generation studless ice and snow winter tire and is designed for most cars, minivans and small crossover vehicles that are looking for better handling in ice and snow conditions along with efficient driving in cold, dry or wet wintery conditions. This tire uses Michelin’s FleX-Ice silica rubber compound which is why it can cover such a wide range of winter driving conditions. This tire is the one you want when you need all the grip you can get in icy conditions but still need performance on dry cold days. These tires meet the tire industries snow requirements and have been given the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. These tires are available for around $130 each which is good value considering the wide range of driving conditions they are made for.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS-80

The Blizzak WS-80 is a studless ice and snow winter tire that fits most cars and minivans on the road today. It comes in a variety of sizes to get you safely through the winter. This is the latest winter tire from Bridgestone and it uses an adaptive NanoPro-Tech Multicell rubber compound that has both a coating to help it grip in wet conditions and microscopic gripping particles to give you better traction on ice. Think of them as thousands of mini studs to help you grip on ice. These are one of the best winter tires on the market and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. These are definitely worth considering and at around $120 per tire they are a good value as well.

Dunlop Winter Maxx

Again the Dunlop Winter Maxx tires are a studless ice and snow winter tire that fits most cars, minivans and small crossovers on the road today. These tires are designed to let you drive with confidence in winter driving conditions cutting through slush and snow while providing additional grip on ice. The tire comes with Dunlops Winter Maxx Digital Rolling Simulation technology which helps to improve the tires grip on the road by optimizing the tread patterns stiffness which optimizes the distribution of footprint pressure with the road. These tires meet the tire industries snow requirements and have been given the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. They are also available for around $100 a tire on most vehicles.

Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WTR

The Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WTR tire is a studdable Winter/Snow tire that is designed to fit most cars, minivans, small crossovers, SUV’s and light duty pickup trucks. These tires are molded to be able to use metal studs to give you additional traction on hard-packed snow and ice.

These tires incorporated a directional tread design to give great traction in wet, snowy/slushy conditions. The optional metal studs can be added to alternating rows on the tire’s shoulder and intermediate tread block for tretcherous winter driving conditions.

These tires meet the tire industries snow requirements and have been given the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. As these tires come in a wide range of sizes the price varies from $130-$245 per tire.

Continental Winter Contact SI

Again the Continental Winter Contact SI tires are a studless ice and snow winter tire that fits most cars, minivans and small crossovers on the road today. These tires feature the PolarPlus Technology and use Continental’s Silane additives which allows the tread compound to stay pliable as temperatures fall below 45 F.

These tires meet the tire industries snow requirements and have been given the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol. As these tires are available for around $125 per tire from many retailers.