I'm a relatively new (well, very new) RAV4 owner and am looking for a set of replacement tires for my vehicle. I have a 2007 RAV4 Limited 4WD with the 225/65-17 tire size. I'm trying to decide which all-season tire to purchase primarily based on which offers the best winter performance. I can't justify purchasing a dedicated winter tire because of how far south I live, but I take frequent weekend ski trips to snowier regions of the east coast so I still want a tire that performs well in the snow.
I've narrowed my search to the following three tires:
1. Goodyear Fortera TripeTred
2. Yokohama Geolander A/T-S
3. Nokian WR G2 SUV
Does anyone here have personal experience with any of these three tires? If you do a google search
for the Nokians you'll see that they get tons of glowing reviews from people based on their winter traction - but I'm a little concerned with how long they'd last in our hot VA summers. It seems like the TripleTred's might be the best all around tire - but I'm a little concerned with some bad reviews on TireRack.com that state their winter performance as subpar.
Thanks for the help!