My Granite Crystal Cherokee Limited is scheduled to arrive in a few days. With temperatures in the single digits up here in New Hampshire, I was wondering what to expect in the way of tire performance. As far as I can tell the OEM tires will be Continental 225/60r18.
On previous vehicles I occasionally used dedicated winter-only tires. Understanding that tire selection is a never ending series of trade-offs, does anyone have experience with these original equipment tires in cold-weather/snow/ice?
The OEM tires on the Limited models( Continental ProContact TX )appear to be a new tire. Hard to say how they will do in bad weather although my guess is they will be marginal at best based on the tread and overall design. I wsh car mfg's would stop using car tires on suv/cuv models. Hopefully the advanced 4WD system of the Cherokee( you got a 4WD right )will compensate and help.
I could be wrong. They may turn out to be great in the abd weather. The pictures of the tires do not fill me with confidence though and I live in the same area as you. BTW - did you get the Jeep at Foss?
I have about 1500 miles on my Cherokee Limited. The past week it has been below zero in the morning here in the Northern Tundra of Minnesota. No problems driving on ice or snow packed roads. You should be fine.