Winter Tire Recommendation on 2019 Odyssey
The Michelin Xi2 is at the top of my list. It is reputable, has a long life and is arguably the most popular winter tire. Then there is the Nokian Hakkapeliita which a lot of people have vouched as the best winter tire they have ever had. Both are great but have a high price point of $1,410 which is leaning me to consider other options especially if I can save a couple of bucks without sacrificing too much.
I know alot of people will recommend Bridgestone's Blizzak which can arguably perform better in deep snow than the above two but also has a shorter life. Because I live in Vaughan (GTA), I rarely drive in deep snow and I think the Blizzak's will wear out even quicker. For this reason, I'm not considering this tire although it comes in at a price point of $1,280 ($130 cheaper than the Xi2 and Hakkas)
The last tire I'm considering is the Continental Winter Contact which costs $1,230 ($180 bucks cheaper than the Xi2 and Hakkas). I've heard great things about this tire but curious how they compare to the Michelin's in terms of performance, ride comfort (is it quiet?) and longevity especially on a minvan. Anyone have any experience with these tires or recommendations on some other tires? Is the extra $180 worth saving?
I'll also be putting them on alloys with TPMS. They will be installed on RTX Wheels which I have to choose. Any recommendations on which RTX wheels work well on the 2019 Odyssey is greatly appreciated as well!