Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2005-2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

A few months ago I got to spend a few days behind the wheel of my neighbor's 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE. I'm used to smaller cars like my BRZ, so I wasn't expecting much out of the big SUV. However, I was really impressed with how the Range Rover Sport handled. Are you a Snowbelt driver that's happy with his or her Range Rover Sport but concerned...  Read More

Firsthand Product Review: Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Earlier this year, my wife an I set out to purchase a SUV. After driving several different models we decided on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Having driven on Bridgestone Blizzak tires for years on smaller passenger cars and having tested them multiple seasons during our yearly ice rink tests, I was curious to try out the new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2....  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

All Hail the King: Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2 Impresses on the Ice

With a four-wheel drive truck or SUV, you have a notable advantage accelerating in slippery conditions when compared to most passenger cars. However, even the most capable all-wheel drive vehicles shod with all-season tires will find difficulty compared to two-wheel drive passenger vehicles equipped with dedicated winter / snow tires. If you want the absolute...  Read More

First Impressions of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone has historically lead the way in winter condition traction. The more Mother Nature expresses her fury, the happier Bridgestone's winter tires seem to be. In the crossover, sport utility and small truck markets, the Blizzak DM-V1 has been the go-to tire. This fall brings us the all-new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2.   We took our SUV test vehicles...  Read More

All-New Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 vs Blizzak DM-V1

Bridgestone winter / snow tires are renowned for their outstanding winter traction. For many years, the Blizzak DM-V1 topped the list of best Studless Ice & Snow tires for light trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. Its combination of great snow traction, ice traction, wet grip and durability made it the most recommended tire in the category since its...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have driven in terrible winter conditions all across Canada (for 20 plus years) and these tires are by far the best I have ever owned (I am talking SUV driving). From heavy wet snow to hard packed snow in -30 windy conditions, to black ice, to ice....these tires have never let me down. They have been so good, I have rarely had to resort to flipping the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I would highly recommend this tire for anyone with a midsize SUV or crossover such as our GMC Acadia. The tires ride very smooth on the interstate, very quiet, they give excellent traction in most all conditions. their not as good in the snow as a dedicated snow tire but I'm not going to complain about that; for an all season tire they get plenty of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I have had blizzaks on most cars, suv and GT cars. I love them. I have tried Nokian, Good year and others and I keep coming back to them. They are wow... My life and family's life is precious so I am not about to save $ 700 on snow tires. I go to mountains often. here in DEN they dont plow the streets often so I dont want to risk slipping or not grabbing.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

These tires replaced OEM tires for me. Got them from I've noticed a huge improvement in smoothness and road noise from mile 1 with them. I have driven about 19,000 miles on them so far. In fact, these are a big step up from the OEM Goodyears in every way except one -- treadwear. That has been surprising given their rating. I got 37,000 miles on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

The Good Year Wranglers that came from factory on my 1998 4Runner Limited only lasted 36,000 miles. They were the worst tires ever made in my opinion because they were loud, not very grippy, and wore horribly. When it was time for me to replace those tires, I went with the Bridgestone Alenza H/Ls for my truck and I have never been happier. The Bridgestone...  Read More

Yokohama Geolandar Crossover Tires vs Light Truck SUV Tires

Yokohama has been known for their high performance tires amongst enthusiasts in the industry for decades. Tires like the popular S.Drive and its predecessor, the AVS Intermediate, have a special place in the memories of many high performance drivers.   Yokohama offers much more than performance tires. Whether you're looking at touring tires for the family...  Read More

Dodge Journey Tire Options for 19" Wheels

First offered in 2008, the Journey comes in multiple trim levels, each with optional wheel and tire sizes. Owners of some SXT and RT models came equipped with 19" wheels shod in 225/55R19 Kumho Solus KH16. Every owner who has had to replace their Original Equipment tires has quickly found that they do not have many options. This is unfortunate as the O.E....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Don't get me wrong, I feel totally confident driving in snow and ice conditions with this tire. In a straight line it starts and stops very well with very little slippage. However, cornering grip is less than expected and the Macan tends to drift out during the turn in moderate to heavy snow conditions. I have heard that this is a Macan tendency so I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Knowing that I am making a definite trade off in handling for better winter weather traction, I am quite pleased. Going from a lower profile M+S sport touring tire to a Winter/snow tire is very much (in my case) going from the feel of a sport/touring car to that of a small (yet capable) pick-up truck/SUV. Pushing hard, in conditions that my other tires would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Dynapro HP2

I recently purchased a full set of Hankook Dynapro HP2 tires to replace the OEM Bridgestone Dueler's on our 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum in 20 P235/55R20. The OEM tires lasted about 30,000 miles with regular rotation ever 7,500 miles. I was a little skeptical about the Dynapro HP2 but have to say, after driving them in the dry, rain and in some light New...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I lived 3 years in Maine and 7 now in Wisconsin. Driven everything from compact FWD cars to AWD SUVs. I had never considered buying winter tires because I never had any issues. This winter I decided to give them a try since I am spending a bit of time traveling to the Lake Superior and Michigan UP areas. I have to say that the difference was noticeable...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

After 10k miles I can attest that these have been very good tires thus far. I tend not to take this vehicle out in heavy snow as I have a 4x4 pick-up for that so I can't give relevant feedback for heavy snow traction, but in all other areas this tire has been great. Very smooth and quiet on the highway; gas mileage has remained consistent for the life of the...  Read More

Best Tires for Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue has been a very popular vehicle since its debut in 2007 with the 2008 model year. This crossover SUV earned Consumers Digest Best Buy award in 2010, as well as NHTSA's highest side-impact rating (5 stars) the same year, propelling them to the forefront of the XUV market. With so many options out there, what tires should you buy to replace...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

We had our first snow of the season and these tires handled GREAT. The original Bridgestone Dueler tires ALWAY slid on the snow and my anti-lock brakes got a heavy workout. The Parada Spec-X gives my SUV new confidence in the snow. They have not slid once through 8 inches of snow or on icy/slushy roads. I highly recommend these tires!   Read More