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I just bought a 2013 Kia Sorento EX which came with Kumho Solas KL21 tires, classified as all season tires but with poor snow and ice ratings. I live in the Catskill Mountains of New York State in the great US of A. We get a lot of snow most years. I do not want to have dedicated snow tires and I am looking for the best on snow All Season tires based on personal experience. Any suggestions?
 

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You may want to consider having your tires siped. If you don't know what that is you can Google it. The siping may void the tire warrenty but if you are willing to replace the tires anyway this could be a less expensive option to get better traction.
 

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All season tires are kinda jack-of-all-trades but master of none. If you want to have good traction during winter, winter tires are the only way to go. Same as having summer tires for best dry road grip.

You can get away with all-seasons as long as the snow is very light, and won't build up to ice or slush.
 

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You may want to consider having your tires siped. If you don't know what that is you can Google it. The siping may void the tire warrenty but if you are willing to replace the tires anyway this could be a less expensive option to get better traction.
I never heard of this before and it sounds like a great idea but there is no place in my area that does this.
 

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All season tires are kinda jack-of-all-trades but master of none. If you want to have good traction during winter, winter tires are the only way to go. Same as having summer tires for best dry road grip.

You can get away with all-seasons as long as the snow is very light, and won't build up to ice or slush.
I'm fully aware that dedicated snow tire are better in snow conditions but there must be someone that is happy with an All Season tire under snow conditions.
 

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You realize that even the best all-season tires that can be used in snow should only be used in light snow? If you want proper traction and control, get winter tires (why are you playing with your life? ..and someone else's if you can't get stopped?).
 

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Don't forget that it is not just a matter of snow and ice, you also have to consider the temperature drop in the winter.

Winter tires remains softer and provide better grip than 4-season tires even on dry pavement. So if you in an area where the temperature significantly drop below freezing point, get the winter tires and mount them on separate rims so you only have to pay once the cost and after, you can do it yourself.
 

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The stock tires that come on the Sorento are very poor in snow. If you really drive any amount in snow, get some Blizzak or Nokians.
 

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I just did a search on tire rack and found that all the Goodyears in your size, the Fortera HL, Assurance Comfortred, and Assurance CS Tripletred, all get the highest marks when it come to snow traction. The TripleTred gets the highest marks overall, but is also the most expensive.

I have installed countless Forteras on GMC Envoys/Chevy Trailblazers(yes, I know, its not the same vehicle), and a few Sorentos, and have never heard any complaints. A friend of mine runs Forteras on his Honda Pilot, and praises them in the snow, but they are noisy.
 

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I was extremely impressed with the Continental DWS tires, looks like they only come in 235/55/18's tho. We had these on a New Beetle here in Minnesota, I was honestly amazed. We ran these year round with no issues.
 

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I was extremely impressed with the Continental DWS tires, looks like they only come in 235/55/18's tho. We had these on a New Beetle here in Minnesota, I was honestly amazed. We ran these year round with no issues.
My first choice was the Continental Cross Contact LX20 but unfortunately they are out of stock and are not expect in until at least 8 weeks. So I decided to go with the Goodyear Assurance CS Triple Tred All Season tires. Expensive!
 

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I've always had a set of winters and a set of summers in the end it runs the same money you'll get more out of the summer tires and winter tires and if you have them mounted on their own rims they will last a lot longer. Just my two cents, besides it's much safer driving with winters on then all seasons, you're life means more to you then a few hundred bucks isn't it?
 

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Two tires you should be happy with:
-Nokian WR G2 SUV
-Vredestein Quatrac 3 SUV.
I have the Nokians on my Lexus RX and the Vredesteins on my Sorento.

Both are a little more expensive than regular tires but they both wear very well and no need to change tires with the seasons. Both have UTQG ratings as well as the 'Severe winter' 'Snowflake' symbol.
 

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I was driving around last night in about 3-4" of sloppy wet snow on the factory rubber. I was surprised how well it did. However, I live in a city environment where the roads get plowed pretty quickly. If I was out in the boonies or taking it to the ski slopes, I'd definitely go with dedicated snows in the winter.

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Ive done quite a bit of research on this latley. Tire codes show M/S as Mud/Snow however i can tell you that the stock Khumo (sp?) that were on mine were all over the place. The traction light was flashing in the driveway. At 33k miles i was about due for new tires anyway so i wanted something that was ice and snow but i didnt have to change off in the spring. I ended on the Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow (They were actually just installed this morning). On dry pavement they are very smooth, not as sporty as the stock ones but not like a marshmallowy low PSI float like you get with some studless I/S tires. I talked to some guys locally who use these tires also and they run them year round. So rather than an AT tire you might look at something thats winter that you can run year round.
 

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Ive done quite a bit of research on this latley. Tire codes show M/S as Mud/Snow however i can tell you that the stock Khumo (sp?) that were on mine were all over the place. The traction light was flashing in the driveway. At 33k miles i was about due for new tires anyway so i wanted something that was ice and snow but i didnt have to change off in the spring. I ended on the Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow (They were actually just installed this morning). On dry pavement they are very smooth, not as sporty as the stock ones but not like a marshmallowy low PSI float like you get with some studless I/S tires. I talked to some guys locally who use these tires also and they run them year round. So rather than an AT tire you might look at something thats winter that you can run year round.
Those are decent tires. You're going to wear them out pretty quickly if you leave them on year-round. You definitely won't get anywhere near 33k miles on them.

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A top rated tire in ANY category!

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Two tires you should be happy with:
-Nokian WR G2 SUV
-Vredestein Quatrac 3 SUV.
I have the Nokians on my Lexus RX and the Vredesteins on my Sorento.

Both are a little more expensive than regular tires but they both wear very well and no need to change tires with the seasons. Both have UTQG ratings as well as the 'Severe winter' 'Snowflake' symbol.
Where can you buy Vredestein car tires? All I can find are web outlets.
 

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Not sure where you can find them in Ohio - I purchased mine in Toronto at Let's Roll Tire Ltd. Just finished road-trip around the US and have 10,000 miles on - no evidence of any wear yet.
 

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Realizing that it is fashionable to deride {[email protected]@t on} the OEM Kumho tires, I'd like to say that after 31,000 mi I'm running to my job at Sam's Club 4 days a week==14 mi x2 on secondary roads== and we've had a lot of SNOW here in Maine.

Drive sanely {?} and no slips or problems, just like in July. On the OEM Kumho tires. I have no axe to grind and no bias of any kind. I rest my case.
 
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