Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Bought the 2012 Lexus ES 350 new. Its is common knowledge that the OEMs wear out fairly quickly. Relocated to south Florida and installed the Michelin Premiers - what a difference! I am a car guy but tires where near a major factor as don't change tires often so hard to really compare. The difference between the OEM Bridgestones to Michelins is night and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

A winter/snow/ice tire is not the general purchase of a south Texas driver but after rolling my previous vehicle 2 years ago in an ice event in Colorado my wife insisted that I purchase some dedicated winter tires if we drove out to Colorado again. All I can say is thanks for the missus being so insistent. I purchased a set of these tires for our 2015 Subaru...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I drive a 2012 Audi S4 and the tires given to me from the dealership I originally bought the car from were Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position All Seasons. Those tires were very noisy while driving had decent grip in dry and wet conditions but were AWFUL in the snow. I repeat AWFUL in the snow one slight tap on the brakes in light snow and you were skidding...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

I bought a set of General Grabber HTS' about two months ago. They are exactly what I wanted on this vehicle -- a good value, great in rain and snow, and acceptable for dry-weather driving. I've already taken two trips of around 500 miles and each time had opportunities to run them in snow. On an all-wheel-drive SUV I had no problems in up to 6 or 8 inches of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Big fan of Tire Rack, since 1997 every single tire we have purchased has been from Tire Rack. NOW onto the tire review. WOW! Amazing how this tire performs! We've had mixed snow, rain, and some dry road surface condition. The last set of tires we had, more or less took a dive due to control arms and out tie rod ends needing to be replaced and a 4 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I purchased these tires just as the real weather of winter came to the northeast and the timing and results could not have been better. On my way home from skiing in VT a major winter storm moved in and I had to drive on a variety of wet, snowy, slushy, and icy conditions as I made my way home. Traction was perfect at all times, braking and steering feel...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Subaru Outback (2017)

Over the past few years,  the best tires for the Subaru Outback have changed. The last time we discussed this topic in 2014, the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus was ranked number one in the Grand Touring All-Season category by our customers, and for good reason! With its smooth, quiet ride and long treadwear, the P7 All Season Plus remains an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

I did not order my Focus RS with the winter wheel and tire package from the factory - it was not an option for my early order. But when I found out that the factory winter wheel and tire package came with this specific tire, I decided to buy a set of 18 wheels with the Alpins mounted from Tire Rack. I could not be happier with my choice - Ford chose these...  Read More

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

I am extremely happy with these new tires. Not only do they look good on the car but they also make the ride so much smoother. In these few 500 miles that I have tested them, I've gotten all kinds of weather. Sunny and dry, very wet, snow, etc. And no complains whatsoever. I work up in a hill in CT and while it was full of snow and even icy, the car did not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I purchased this set for my recent 8,000-mile, clockwise trek around the country. Hitting every possible weather and road condition you can imagine - there was a blizzard in NY all the way to MA; torrential downpours and dirt roads in TN and TX - I was able to maintain all legal speed limits with 100% confidence. Being a seasoned track driver, I rely heavily...  Read More

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

Purchased and installed these tires to replace the summer only tires that came with the performance package. Definitely a difference between the two. Cold weather traction and traction in snow and ice are exceptional, even for an all season tire. Only have 2500 miles on them so far so will have to update the review once more miles are put on the tires. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Tires are like speakers. You can have a really, really good sound system and if you put lousy speakers on it, it will sound terrible. You can have a race car and put lousy tires on it and it will handle lousy. Why on earth would you settle for lesser tires on your super-car? The only thing I could recommend over these is the Michelin Cup tires, but they are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I picked the Michelins over the blizzak because they should last alot longer and so far seem up to the task. This review is really a comparison between the Michelin and the general snows because i've had them before as well but on a different vehicle. Right off the bat the Michelin tire drives like an all season tire in weather without snow they're quiet,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I drive from Portland to the SF Bay area every winter. I have come across hazardous driving conditions almost every year, with ODOT frequently stopping all traffic requiring chains in order to drive through the various mountain passes. This is the first year I decided to use a dedicated set of winter tires, as I previously thought that all-seasons with my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

By far the best tires i have ever owned (and i've owned many) for performance. I've had a set on my BMW M235i (non-awd) and boy do these things grip, very sticky once warm! The car does the advertised 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and you feel the acceleration all because of the tires grip. It's my Daily so its mostly City with some Highway. I have done some light...  Read More

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

At long last, I've found my tire: an ultra high performance all-season tire that optimizes the performance of Audi's Quattro AWD on trips to the mountains, without numbing the car's handling and steering response on the dry roads that dominate daily driving here in LA. I've only had the Michelins a couple weeks, but immediately took them on a 1,000 mile road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

If you own a truck and put on a lot of miles in all weather conditions, this is a great tire!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Definitely great overall value within competitive set of premium all weather SUV tires. Good handling, quiet and smooth ride. I usually get about 45K per set of tires on my Q5. So far these are superior to OE Goodyear Eagles, Dunlops and last set of Michelins. Just rotated at 5K. Looking forward to another 45K on this vehicle with 140K miles on it   Read More