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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

The original tires on the Sonata 2.0T were Hankook's and were touted as all season tires able to handle light snow. Well those tires were downright treacherous in the ice/snow, even in light snow. I decided after driving in last year's Baltimore winter which was quite snowy and cold, I would opt to buy a set of winter tires as part of a Tire Rack wheel/tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Wow! Amazing! These tires make driving in snow FUN! The worse the roads get the more I want to drive. Grip is great. These tires combined with the cars Stabilitrac make it sure footed in slippery conditions. Confidence inspiring. I've tried to find the limits of these tires and so far I've been unsuccessful. They've done everything I've asked for. These...  Read More

Is the General AltiMAX Arctic the Best Studdable Winter / Snow Tire?

With recent snow falls still making news, many of us our reminded that we still have many weeks (and months in some areas) of winter driving left this season. To see if February is still a good time to purchase winter tires, take a look at "Is it Too Late to Buy Winter / Snow Tires?"   The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, and Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Bridgestone...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

What are the Quietest Tires?

If you're looking to improve the ride quality and quietness of your vehicle, the first thing to look at is a set of tires. Many people don't realize how much of an effect their tires have on ride quality, but it's significant. In general, the smoothest, quietest and most comfortable tires are found in the Grand Touring All-Season, Crossover/SUV Touring...  Read More

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

Good all around SUV tire, no complaints. Not a very sporty tire, but my other car is, and these are a good compromise for this vehicle. The vehicle this replaced had Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas, which I also liked, and which I first considered for this vehicle when replacing tires. The Ecopia offers the same performance as far as I can tell with a nice fuel...  Read More

Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c vs Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

We've been testing and selling Yokohama performance tires, all-seasons and light truck/SUV tires for over twenty years. This season, we now offer their winter / snow tires for the first time in over a decade. Since it had been awhile since we carried the iceGUARD line of Yokohama tires, we decided to familiarize ourselves with their winter traction by...  Read More

Continental Makes Three of the Best All-Season Tires for Winter Driving

Given the severe winter season of 2013 -  2014, many drivers are asking which tires have the best snow and ice traction. The answer is simple - the best dedicated winter / snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 for cars and Blizzak DM-V1 for crossovers and SUVs, walk away from even the best all-season tires when it comes to traction in snow and on...  Read More

More Tire Choices for Your 2013 Mazda CX-5

Variety may be the spice of life, but it's no fun for tire manufacturers. Tire production can be difficult for some manufacturers to produce the latest and greatest option for vehicles that have an odd size. Case in point: the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring's unusual 225/55R19. If you're not happy with the few choices in this size, one option to consider is...  Read More

Sneak Peek of New Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Since the original Bridgestone Blizzak tire was introduced in 1993, Bridgestone has all but dominated the Studless Ice & Snow performance category with their Blizzak line of winter / snow tires. Their multicell winter tread compound dramatically increases winter traction in slippery conditions so much, that it changed perception of what a snow tire can do....  Read More

Which Tires Last the Longest?

As a consumer shopping for tires, there are many important attributes and characteristics that you should take into consideration. For example, some tires have better wet traction for rainy days, while some are designed to handle winter's toughest conditions. There are tires that focus mostly on maximum dry grip on the race track, and others that are meant...  Read More