These Are the Best Winter Snow Tires For Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5
The Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5 are two highly-rated crossovers. We have had the pleasure of testing both back to back in the snow. Although both have outstanding all-wheel drive systems for on-road use, they both all would benefit from more turning and stopping grip in winter conditions.
Since both of these vehicles have trims with the exact same size tires, we opted to research size 225/60R18. Be sure you check our information against your own research for your specific tire size.
Nissan Rogue Mazda CX-5 Top Winter Snow Tire
The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 winter snow tire is a top-pick for the Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5. The Blizzak is a brand and model that has earned a very strong reputation among those looking for winter tires for daily drivers like crossovers. The DM-V2 is one of Bridgestone's most popular tire models for winter use.
Hundreds of owners of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 rate it four out of five stars. Even more importantly, it earns a 95% score for winter performance.
One Mazda CX-5 owner who purchased the Bridgestone Blizzak offered this full review: "Excellent snow tire! Really performs well in light snow and icy conditions better than any other snow tire I've owned. Very stable handling in heavy snow. Overall they performed very well in their first upstate New York winter."
The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 in this size tire will have a cost of about $200 per tire. You may want to budget about $100 each for each mounting and balancing of the full set. Remember, your 3-season tires take a break when the snows are on, so are snow tires really costing you that much?
Another winter snow tire with solid customer reviews is the Yokohama Iceguard IG51V. It costs a bit less.
Our suggestion for those who opt to purchase a set of winter snow tires is to price shop on the internet and then try to get a local installer you trust to match that price or come close. If you have had good luck with a set of winter snow tires for the Nissan Rogue or Mazda CX-5 please tell us which you chose in the comments below.
In addition to covering green vehicle topics, John Goreham covers safety, technology, and new vehicle news at Torque News. You can follow John on Twitter at @johngoreham
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