Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

I purchased my AWD Acura TLX in January. I have driven the tires in all conditions including light snow, heavy snow, greasy wet snow, packed snow, dry roads, and wet roads. Based on the reviews I read, I expected the worst. I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance. With that being said, I know Acura's excellent AWD system, the TLX's sound...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This was the best tire I ever put on my Acura TL. Car has 128,000 miles on it and in excellent shape. Presently in the process of replacing with the same Conti tires. Excellent city/highway ride, great traction and outstanding wear verses OEM tires when car was purchased. Have had 2 sets of Bridgestone Potenzas that disappointed me as to wear. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I've had these 4 months driving an 2006 Acura TL manual transmission in Denver, Colorado. Pros: - Quiet, much quieter than I expected. I don't think I've heard a single squeal in 4 months. WAY more quite than the awful Bridgestones I used to have. - Good wet traction, including snowy slush - Attractive price - Good dry traction- Decent snow traction, I guess...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

This tire combined with thie Acura RDX vehicle is one of the reason for my high ratings of this tire. Living in the Northeast, I drive in all types of weather, rain, snow and sleet and I have never felt unsafe driving in any of these conditions. Keeping in mind also that my weekly average mileage is just over 700 miles and 85% of these are highway with an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Excellent traction in snow and ice conditions. I am in south east PA where there is moderate snow, but the roads are mainly clear throughout the winter. These are excellent in snow and also perform very well in dry and wet conditions which usually prevail in our winter here. They are smooth and quiet. I feel very safe driving in snow with these. They have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

My Acura came with the standard Michelin's and a very short life span.(28k) I was hesitant about my first Kumho tire purchase as ride comfort and noise level were more important than high performance handling as I'm no race car driver and spend the majority of my driving time well within the limits of the law. I enjoy going through the paces every once and a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Hands down the best tires on the market for the price. I have put these tires on every vehicle I've owned. They make you fall back in love with your car!! They are INCREDIBLE IN THE SNOW and any other type of driving conditions. I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for tires for any type of vehicle. I personally have used them on two Acura...  Read More

Tire Pressure Monitor Systems

Recently, there's been a push for consumers to better understand their vehicles both for safety and efficiency. We now have oil life monitors, tire rotation reminders, monitors that will tell us if we have a light bulb out and since the mandate was introduced in 2007 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tire Pressure Monitor Systems...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I originally purchased the DM-V1 for my 2007 Acura MDX. I recently traded it in for a AWD Murano. These tires were amazing on the Acura. I live in Northern WI and never felt like I could not handle large amounts of snow, sleet, slush, or ice. There was no question when I planned to buy tires for the new Murano that these tires would be my purchase. They are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I have had these tires on a 2008 Acura TSX as replacements for the OEM Michelin's. The reason for the purchase of these over the OEMs was because of the good online reviews and price difference.I consider myself somewhat of a spirited driver at times. I have no complaints regarding the handling, braking, and comfort of these tires. They've gotten me through...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The Acura came with Michelin Latitude Tour all season tires. Within a year, the car had developed an annoying drone sound that was really noticeable after 35 mph. The dealer couldn't find the cause so we lived with the noise rather than spend more time at the dealership. We travel a lot so we got used to the dull roar, but when our kids drove the car, they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

A great improvement over the slippery OEM Michelins or my last tire the Continental DW's. It's like getting a new car. I never knew my Acura could ride this nice or this quiet. Wish I would have bought these years ago. A tip for tire researchers: Search by tire size not by car model. This tire does not show up for my car when searching by car model but it...  Read More

Best All-Weather Tires for Mazda CX-7

Are you looking for a great all-season tire for your Mazda CX-7? Then you should take a look at the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Michelin Primacy MXV4. For crossover vehicles like the Mazda CX-7, Acura RDX and Nissan Rogue, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season performanc...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

I purchased these tires at a great price and picked them up Jan 21st 2014. I had them installed in South Bend. It literally drove through a blizzard to get them. Indiana highway made people get off 80/94 that day. Anyway. the way up was slippery, i drove slow. On the way back an Acura MDX spun out in front of me. i stopped in time to avoid the accident. Less...  Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

The Kumho ECSTA PA31 is probably the best passsenger car tire I have ever bought and I'm 48 years old. I have driven this tire on a 2007 Acura TL for 10,000 miles and it has been nothing short of outstanding. I drive 280 miles a day, 3 to 4 days a week from the Eastern Allegheny mountains to the Pittsburgh airport. Through driving rains, dry roads, sleet and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

We live in the :snow belt of New Hampshire. Not only do we see snowfalls measured in feet, but blowing snow, sleet and freezing rain is all too common. I've owned all the popular brands that promise the world, and charge about the same. I was disgusted in the hype when the performance was falling so far short of what was promised.Then I bought the General...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

well performing tire all around (not good in deep snow- but most all seasons are not). But these tires only lasted 30K miles on my 2011 Acura RDX. Front wheel drive, rotated every 5K miles. What gives? Always kept tire pressure around 37-39 and no hard driving. (ok maybe one burnout when I first bought the car lol) Putting aside the wear issue, these are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

A couple of months ago we put a set of these tires on our 2005 Acura TL and these tires perform great. We live in Green Bay Wisconsin and deal with a great variety of weather conditions. This past weekend we took a road trip over to the Twin Cities of Minnesota and the roads were covered with snow and ice. Needless to say, I couldn't have asked for these...  Read More