So, what tires to pick for your Nissan Rogue this winter?

By Marc Bouchard | Monday 10 October 2022 | BlogTips and guides

No one likes to have to deal with ice and snow on the road, but let’s face it: when you live in Canada, you can’t escape it! That’s why it’s especially important to equip your crossover like the Nissan Rogue with effective winter tires, especially if you live in a colder climate. For Quebec readers, the choice is even more vital since it is strictly illegal to drive without winter tires between December 1st and March 15th. 

But with a vast selection of tires like the one available on Blackcircles.ca, how can we find our way around? A large number of brands offer good models whose variations can sometimes be difficult to understand. With these few recommendations, I hope to give you a good overview of what’s available to you. 

Luxurious and versatile: Michelin X-Ice Snow

In winter, do you really want to take risks? For frequent users of their Nissan Rogue or for those who need to cover long distances, sometimes you have to go big. With Michelin X-Ice Snow, you’ll be sure to have everything you need to hit the road with confidence. With its short braking distance, amazing handling and exceptional road holding, it really has it all. That’s probably because of its Flex-Ice 2.0 tread compound, which remains supple and agile even when it’s cold.  

My balanced choice for the Nissan Rogue: Pirelli Winter Ice Zero FR

A little less expensive than Michelin, the Pirelli Winter Ice Zero FR shares many of the same advantages, including optimal grip on snowy or icy surfaces. The raised tread pattern also allows for more efficient evacuation of snow and slush, reducing the risk of hydroplaning or skidding. So you can feel good, even in a storm!

All you need: Tracmax Ice-Plus S210

Why spend hundreds of dollars per tire when they are rarely used? If the weather at home is particularly mild or your Nissan Rogue prefers short trips, it may not be worth it to buy a high-end tire model. A discount tire like the Tracmax Ice-Plus S210 can do the job just fine and still offer more protection than an all-season or summer tire. 

Studdable and durable: Toyo Observe G3-Ice Studdable

On the other hand, for some people it’s worth using every possible solution to keep their Rogue on the road safely. With the Toyo Observe G3-Ice Studdable, you’ll have the option of adding studs to its directional tread to enhance its performance on icy surfaces. 

 

So, have you made your decision yet? If you haven’t already, hurry! Some locations are already out of tire change appointments for the season…

About the Author

Marc Bouchard is passionate about cars... and many other things. He started out as a general journalist and has been working on cars for the past twenty years. We see him on TV, hear him on the radio and read about him everywhere. Often called upon as an expert analyst.

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