Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

I've purchased Kumho tires from Tire Rack previously for several other vehicles including this one over a 16 year period and this set rates as high in most categories than the other models. I always got great long-term comfort, wear and satisfaction from them, all were high performance-oriented tires with H, V and W speed ratings. This set has proven to be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I switched over to this tire from All-season Goodyear LS2 tires, and the difference is night and day. These tires are very responsive and have tons of grip, dry and wet. When starting from 0, its difficult and requires a lot of rough throttle application to get the tires to slip, and once you consider that my car is FWD and therefore naturally doesn't have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I changed out the factory run flats on our X6 almost immediately as it came with high performance summer tires (I will never understand that for cars going to snow prone areas). I didn't want to sacrifice performance for winter capability and I didn't want two sets of tires (though I understand the argument). I only had one other experience with Conti's and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

I did quite a bit of research from like minds in my car community and this tire was one of the preferred models. I have been quite surprised with how well it corners. It really has tremendous grip off the line and in the corners. Granted my HP is only 125 but I used to break all season Bridgestone Potenzas loose all the time in the past, especially when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Bought these tires as a replacement for the OEM set, and what a difference a good set of tires makes. It feels like I'm driving a different car. I consider myself a very aggressive driver. On dry pavement, these tires are fantastic. They seem to be able to handle any corner at any speed, there's no tire chirp on hard acceleration, and braking is outstanding....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat

These OEM tires on my 2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman have the same grip now that they're close to 38K miles as they did when new and they remain as quite and comfortable, too. I've maintained the PSI at 36 on all tires throughout the last two and a half years. Tires are down to 3mm with a bit of life in them still. Now it is time to shop for new tires and I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

An standardized usage rating system would be useful for all season tires. At one end would be the Pilot Sport A/S 3. Excellent dry, wet and cornering traction with marginal snow and ice performance. On the other end would be the ExtremeContact DWS 06. A tire biased toward class leading snow and ice traction with average touring tire handling. Both are good...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Mazda's Mazda6

The Mazda6 is Mazda's mid-size car entry offered since 2002. The third-generation hit the streets for model year 2014 as a four-door sedan with options of either manual or automatic transmission. Without a six-cylinder engine option, some may suggest it loses appeal to some people. However, fuel economy numbers in the high 30s will grab your attention. The...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Although I only have 150 miles on my new tires I have to say these are the best tires ive ever owned! Im shocked how even in the pooring rain these tires grip like no other, and dry traction is incredible. These tires give you the confidence to take corners at high speeds and not worry about the back end spinning from underneath you (rwd cars). Road noise is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

At 16.500 miles it was time to replace the run-flat Dunlap tires. I really liked these tires except they didn't last long. I have switched to regular tires and bought an air pump, green slime and tire repair kit. I have not had a flat in 50 years and hope my luck continues. The only problem with these tires is the noise. They are very loud with the top down....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I wanted a reliable set of winter tires, as soon as I had bought my rear wheel drive MB. I drive a lot, mostly highway, on I94 and I90 between Ontario and Minnesota, crossing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. I have to admit, these tires have performed beyond my expectations for winter tire experience on other brands in my prior cars. I have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

I have worn out two sets of these tires in 5 years, my 300 has 200,000 miles on it. I ran them thru all seasons in Wyoming, with a rear wheel drive sedan. 115 miles + per day 5 days a week, rain, sun, and snow. Good mileage impressive handling and ride, survived countless road objects and potholes at 80mph. yes I swear by them. only in last year when the...  Read More

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

Put these on my Dart after the OEM tires wore out. What an improvement over thoseOEM tires. Felt more like a true sports car rather than a sedan. I would definitely buy these tires again. Outlasted and outperformed the stock tires.   Read More

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

I have never owned Pirelli tires before and was skeptical but purchased these based on TireRack reviews.These tires are amazingly quiet! All I could hear was the engine and my radio. Very impressive. Fuel economy improved also. These tires handle well under normal driving conditions. We kept them on last winter to see how they handled a Canadian winter. We...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I live in East Central Florida where the roads are blistering hot and the monsoon-like rains are a common occurrence for the late spring and summer months. I commute at 80-85 mph for an hour and a half each day in some of the worse wet weather and hazard filled (tourists, old retirees, young females with cell phones) conditions known to man.These tires give...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

A great Tire! These replaced the OEM Potenza RE050A which were summer only tires and useless in the winter. I went with these so I could drive on them year round and they were exactly what I hoped they would be. 90% of the traction as the summer only, good enough to get around in light snow, quiet and decent wear. I high recommend them as a high performance...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Best All-Season and Snow Tires for Your 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE

Does your Jaguar F-TYPE lie parked in the garage during the winter months just begging to be driven? Even a weekend spin is not advisable with sticky summer tires during cold, wintry conditions. The Jaguar F-TYPE is too great a car to store away for months at a time! Performance Winter / Snow tires will give your F-TYPE some grip on cold days and snowy...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More