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Does anyone have recommendations on a good snow tire with the Pacifica that they have had good experience with?
I have Michelin Ice-X mounted on a set of 17” rims. They have performed well in a few deeps snow storms we had and on wet roads, which we have a lot in the Pacific NW in winter. They are quiet and ride well on dry roads. I think they are about 1 mpg less efficient than OEM tire.Does anyone have recommendations on a good snow tire with the Pacifica that they have had good experience with?
Low rolling resistance wouldn’t work in the winter due to snow, ice ,Nokian makes winter tires with an eye toward low rolling resistance. Nokian's Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV tire is worth a look for anyone with a hybrid. Or just wants better fuel economy. And the focus on rolling resistance doesn’t seem to negatively affect winter performance.
Rolling resistance applies to any surface. Nokian specifically talks about it. Tesla talks about how you should buy a premium winter tire for their vehicles because of rolling resistance. And for most vehicles winter driving isn’t done through snow all the time. It’s driving in cold weather on hard packed snow, ice, and bare pavement. Not slogging through 6 inches of snow for long distances. So a tire with lower rolling resistance certainly applies to winter tires.Low rolling resistance wouldn’t work in the winter due to snow, ice ,