yesterday I tried to drive my 08 prius in snow , its work good for certain km and unfortunately its stuck in the snow many time until it stuck completly !! I leave it and will bring it with four wheels car !!
Do you have snow tires? Not sure about later models, but "classic Prius" models were poor in ice and snow, because traction control would not allow tires to spin, even slightly. Consequently, in bad weather, some even had trouble driving up slight grades into their driveways.
Suggest you get good snow tires, with studs if you live where driving conditions warrant them and they are allowed.
Studs are only good on Ice, but there are a lot of good winter tires on the market. We drove the Prius all year round in Austria, and have loads of snow, but of course without the correct tires it is rather useless. 4 wheel drive with Summer Slicks would also get stuck, but most 4 wheelers are equipped with offroad tires, which gives them the "miracle" performance. (if you look closely they are all marked M&S which means mud & snow, nice, but low milage and high gas consumption).
I have had good experiences with the Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip -9 which you can view in www.tirendo.at among many other tires.
Of course you have to check the dealers for your location, this is an Austrian link, you can also try the http://www.tirendo.us/ for your location which may have other names for the same tire.
2014 prius w/package 5 trim.
came with 17''wheels/tires.
Winter is coming and I want to put on snow tires.
Want to get winter wheels and snow tires.
Can I downsize to 16'' or 15'' steel wheels for this car ?????
Is bolt/lug pattern the same....???
will I be messing up...
2001 prius , my old tires are dry rotted and cracked size 175/65/14 firestone ,, I have 4 new tires from another car 185/70/14 will these tires fit and not rub or cause any problems thank you in advance , tommy
Hello, I have almost reached 50k miles, and am looking to replace my tires. Does anyone have any recommendations for brands of tires that offer the best quality for the money? Falken was recommended by a mechanic...parts/labor around $580 in SoCal. Does anyone know if that is a good price...