Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Northern Michigan
Our 19 PacHy came with Nexen’s. We live in northern Michigan and have been hammered with heavy snow. Extreme cold. Ice, slush, the entire winter spectrum. After the second storm. I had Cooper Discoverer True North tires put on. They were around $650 out the door. My local tire shop was great going through the options with us and these made the most sense given how we drive and where we drive most of the time. It was these vs the famed Blizzak winter tires and he said many customers were really happy with the Coopers and some who have driven on both preferred the Coopers newly designed tire, plus, at almost $300 cheaper they made sense with how we travel with our PacHy.
The handling, braking, and traction really improved and with the vehicle hitting over 5,000 lbs with passengers, you need good rubber as that is a lot of mass to move on an incline with ice and snow given we only have front wheel drive.
I know another PacHy owner-with a 2018 - which came with Michelin tires and he said traction is decent-we test drove an 18 and I feel it handled better on the Michelin tires, but weather wasn’t too bad during our test drive.
IMO, if you are looking at a new PacHy (especially a 19’ with Nexens), cold weather climate, winter tires are a must. Try to negotiate in your purchase. Or just make that part of the budget. The improved traction and breaking is well worth it considering the precious cargo we haul around in these vehicles. Good luck!
2019 PacHy Limited
Granite Crystal w/ S Pkg
Advanced Safety Tech Group