Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity PlusReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75

2001 Cadillac Deville DTS
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Pennsauken, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 28, 2013

Let me preface by stating that the tires being replaced were a brand called "Mastercraft" of which I'd never heard. These are much quieter and smoother. This became immediately evident on the instant MPG display mode, when I take my foot off the gas the number quickly moves up much more so than with the former tire. I assume this is a result of the low rolling resistance or LRR advertised. IE: Driving at 65 on the highway when I lift off the gas the instant MPG display will move from say 23 to 60 or more depending on the grade. Even coasting to a red light locally the reading will move from say 15 to 30 even at 5mph. Until you stop then of course it goes to 0.
I'm quite pleased with this tire and do recommend it for a big luxury car. Maybe if I can keep my right foot of the big Norstar V8, these tires should last me a while.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2010 Cadillac STS V6 RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 4,500
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,500 Miles on Tires
March 15, 2013

Tires hold up well in all conditions

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2009 Cadillac Escalade ESV
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

These set of Yokohoma tires are money well spent. Excellent total ride so far. I drove to South Carolina the first week after my purchase and I can say my truck has never road any smoother and quieter!!!!!

 

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09
 
 

2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 39,000
Location: Stillwater, OK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 39,000 Miles on Tires
April 18, 2013

This is going to be my third set of these tires, I drive city, country, and off road with this Escalade, I love these tires, I have only one complaint, they do not come close to 65000 mile ability, noise,stability,toughness,and traction all above average, to excellent, Im a commercial Realtor so I use my vehicle daily, in many driving conditions, would I repurchase this tire, yes, absolutely, safety, and noise are my two concerns, this tire is excellent in both areas..I moved from another major manufacturer to Bridgestone, especially the Japanese tires on all three of my other vehicles, their superior products........

 

High Mileage Tire Offering from Michelin

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

Michelin, one of the most respected names in the business, has always been a brand that's associated with excellent wear and long treadlife. While the company previously offered the Harmony and HydroEdge with Green X with 80,000-mile or higher treadwear warranties, these products have been consolidated and replaced with the Defender. Like its predecessors, the Defender has been extremely well received in regards to excellent treadlife, low noise and a good ride.

The Defender is available in 38 sizes to fit many of today's passenger cars and light-duty crossover vehicles. It features a 90,000-mile treadlife warranty and has proven itself as a capable all-season option. Currently ranked as the top tire in the Standard Touring All-Season category, the Defender receives high marks in the following areas:

  • Dry Traction
  • Steering Response
  • Ride Comfort
  • Treadwear
  • Hydroplaning Resistance
  • Cornering Stability
  • Wet Traction
  • Noise Comfort

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the Michelin Defender:

"These are the best tires I have ever purchased. They run quiet and have a soft ride. There is no slipping or sliding on turns and they feel like they are glued to the road." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Toyota Prius IV

"Fantastic tire. Definitely the best tire I have ever had. Extremely quiet, stable and a great ride." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Pontiac Vibe

"The Defenders are quiet and have amazing traction in Oregon rain. No hydroplaning and I get 36 mpg on the freeway. They are on our 2009 Toyota Camry XLE. I'm now buying them for our Cadillac! I have never been more pleased with a tire purchase." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 Toyota Camry XLE

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXV4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2008 Cadillac STS V6 RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Edmonton, AB
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2013

This Tire, compared to the Pilot HX MXM4 this car came with is Fantastic. The car almost rides like a Cadillac should, close to Novocain Numb. Mind you there is a very small, and I mean very small, loss of steering response. Gas mileage in town is up about 2 mpg. Going from a 50 series to a 55 series with a 1/2 inch increase of sidewall hright probably helps a bit too.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09

2008 Cadillac STS V8 RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: North Canton, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2013

I have these on a Rear Wheel Drive V8 Caddy and I could not be happier. I live in NE Ohio, so snow is not an uncommon occurrence, and dedicated snow tires make all the difference in the world.

Keep in mind, these are snow tires, so don’t put them on too early or leave them on too long. Know that even ½ throttle will over power them if you have a real motor and corners should be taken with a little more care than with the summer shoes.

Noise is no issue, it is winter – your windows should be up anyway – and if noise is a problem, it’s not the fault of the tire - you just need a Cadillac. I
I would definitely buy these again, and this is a much better solution than buying an AWD car with their lower MPG and heavier handling.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2006 Cadillac SRX AWD V8
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Crescent, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
March 27, 2013

I purchased this tire after speaking with a customer service representative when I asked for a viable option to the factory Michelin Pilot tires. I have been nothing short of delighted with these tires. They have a slightly harder tread compound than the Pilots did they maintain the cornering stability of the Michelins. Overall, I feel that they driver better than the Michelin Pilots and offer a better value due to better treadware and come in at a lower price point. I would enthusiastically recommend that you consider these tires as an excellent performing, outstanding value replacement tire for heavier SUV's that are used on-road.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2009 Cadillac STS V6 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 44,000
Location: Morgantown, WV
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 44,000 Miles on Tires
January 21, 2013

A very good tire that gave me 44,000 troublfree miles. Probably could have gone another 10,000 to 15,000 miles but winter was coming on and i drive 3,000 miles a month, so I went ahead and switched to Goodyear's new F1 assymetric. I wanted something a little bit sporteier with better cornering. I am very very happy with theGoodyears, but the Bridgestone were quite good as well--a bit more sedate in the twisties. Very quiet at first, and a bit noisier after 25,000 or so and getting a bit noisier still by the time I switched. Not too bad really. Very nice manners, steering response was excellent. In two winters never really drove in anything but light snow and occassional ice. Very good response, but the Goodyears really excel. Al in all a high quality tire with a smooth and easy ride.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.55
 
 

2010 Cadillac CTS Sedan 3.6L AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Fremont, NE
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
March 08, 2013

I have driven 25,000 miles on these OEM tires. They seem to be wearing pretty well and I should get another 20,000 miles at least. They handle well on dry pavement without too much noise. Some road noise is noted on grooved pavement. Ride is smooth, although the CTS has a pretty firm suspension with the Performance package, so it is a little hard to tell. Wet handling has been good, no white knuckle moments noted. We have had a couple of snows this winter and I have been pleasantly surprised by how well the tires have done on packed snow/ice. I have not driven in deep snow very much due to the low ground clearance of the CTS. AWD certainly helps the traction in this car. Stability at high speeds (85+) is good. I run them inflated to 36 psi all around.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.78
 
 

2009 Toyota XLE
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Salem, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2013

I switched from Michelin (can't remember the model name)because of the road noise. The Defenders are quiet and have amazing traction in Oregon rain. No hydroplaning and I get 36 MPG on the freeway. They are on our 2009 Toyota Camry XLE with the 4-cylinder engine. I'm now buying these for our Cadillac! I have never been more pleased with a tire purchase.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2002 Cadillac Seville SLS
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Lansing, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2013

Put these on my front wheel drive SLS and these tires are EXCELLENT. Not intended to be used when the weather is above 60F, but these bad boys cannot be beat for traction and handling in the snow. Just love these tires!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36

2006 Cadillac DTS
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Burlington, MA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2013

Excellent tires. Wonderful traction, especially on black ice. These Michelins are so good, you need to watch your rear view mirror because other vehicles likely will not be able to brake as well as you can.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2005 Cadillac CTS
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Miles driven on tires: 5,800
Location: Taylorville, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,800 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2013

Replaced Goodyear triple-tred with Eagle GT and find that this tire exceeds my expectations in all weather. Not a true snow tire so the one time we had heavy snow it was just fair - but got us through w/o trouble. Great tire at very reasonable price..

Ultra High Performance All-Season: Balance of Handling and Treadlife

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

Are you a driver who's looking for a high speed rated tire with responsive handling? Would you like these characteristics without also having to purchase a set of dedicated winter tires? Then an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire might be the right option for you.

This class of tires allows for predictable handling at the limit, good amounts of dry traction and several options make excellent all-season performers. Even consumers in warmer climates that don't need an all-season by necessity have found comfort in the longer treadwear that this performance category provides. While mileage expectations will vary, UHP all-season tires typically last about twice as long as dedicated summer tires.

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact DWS


If this sounds like a category of interest, take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position and Continental ExtremeContact DWS. The Potenza RE970AS Pole Position is Bridgestone's flagship tire in the category and combines high speed capability with all-season traction for sophisticated sports cars, sport coupes and high performance sedans. A series of circumferential and lateral grooves help pump water and slush through the tire's footprint to enhance hydroplaning resistance, wet road and light snow traction.

Continental's ExtremeContact DWS satisfies year-round driving needs by blending dry and wet road performance with light snow and slush traction. The tire receives high marks in several areas, but really stands out in the light snow and deep snow traction ratings. Compared to the other options in the category, it has really separated itself in winter performance; this is a big reason why the tire is ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results.

As the top two tires rated in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category, each receives their fair share of praise:

"These are the best tires I have ever used! It doesn't get any better for an all-season performer. I've never written a review on any product, but I felt that strongly about these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Jaguar X Type 3.0 V6 Sport (Continental ExtremeContact DWS)

"This tire is so much better than the Original Equipment. They have dramatically improved traction in all conditions with the biggest improvement being in the wet and light snow. I love the improved cornering and braking. If you're like me and consider your tires to be a key safety component on your car, you will appreciate these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Cadillac STS V8 (Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position)

Special Sale on Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season in 255/40R19

Friday, February 22, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

The Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is a premier Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire. It has continually been ranked in customer surveys and internal tests as a perennial favorite. This eco-friendly option features a quiet and smooth ride, as well as some of the highest marks in wet traction according to "Testing the Newest/Popular Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires".

Scorpion Verde All Season tires mold a silica tread compound into an asymmetric tread design that features an optimized rubber-to-void ratio and uniform contact patch to blend dry road traction and performance with uniform wear. Four wide circumferential grooves displace water to resist hydroplaning and improve wet traction while longitudinal siping for lateral stability on loose surfaces and high-density lateral siping enhance wet and wintertime traction.

 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season


The Scorpion Verde All Season is labeled as a Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire because most of the sizes offered cater to mid-size SUVs. However, with many SUVs today being based off of successful car platforms, the tire can go on a wide range of vehicles. I have had many customers use the 255/40R19 on high-end luxury sedans with great success. This would include luxury sedans/wagons like:

  • Audi Allroad
  • Audi A6
  • Audi A8
  • Buick Lacrosse
  • Cadillac CTS Sedan/Wagon
  • Volvo XC70 (Cross Country)

Shop by vehicle to see if the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is offered for your SUV or luxury sedan and take advantage of the current sales price of $135 per tire in the 255/40R19 size.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Ice & SnowReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2008 Mazda CX-7
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
August 21, 2010

Wow, after I have replaced my old Goodyear Eagle RS-A (pretty good OEM tires), i was so surprised by my new Scorpions with its comfort level at first, with very soft and nice ride, and almost no noise in the car. I have Mazda CX-7 and it is a very noisy car itself, Japan cars don't have such good noise isolation as American (let's say Cadillacs or even Chryslers) or German (BMWs or Mercedes's). So comfort level was first and biggest surprise of Pirelli Scorpio Ice&Snow. Then Wet Traction is just superior. I usually drive 85-90 miles per hour in US, i would say always, does not really matter dry, rain or snow (sorry guys, i have no speeding tickets for 16 years, I know how to talk nice to troopers and police, so i am lucky on this side). I am from Europe, so in Germany for example I am driving up to 160-170 MPH (if car allows, usually if BMWs-170MPH, Volvos-160MPH, Opels-156MPH). So with these new Scorpios I would drive up to the its limit with no concerns, even on the wet road. Nice nice tires, probably once of the best I have ever used o my cars. I belive that I have found the best tire for the Mazda CX-7. Will see how it will wear out with time, but as of today I am very happy with these Scorpions.

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2001 Cadillac Deville
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Payson, UT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 09, 2013

I love these tires. They are quiet and very smooth. I drove them through rain and snow and have been amazed how well they grip and handle. I had a Jaguar that had pirelli's on it and when I saw how affordable these were I grabbed a set. I love to see people react when I tell them I had pirellis installed. These tires are worth it.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContactReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82

2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Direct Injection RWD
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Miles driven on tires: 663
Location: West Unity, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 663 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2013

My fourth set of Continentals and insist on them when buying replacement tires. The OE tire that was on this car wore well although ruff ride and slick when worn and age hardened to the replacement point. Replaced at Tirerack SB in a snow storm and didn't think I could even pull into the service area, the OE tire had no grip at all. Going home was the reverse, grip, ride, and sure footeness was back and the car handled and rode great. Tirerack service was equally as great as always. Sorry, can't rate them for sand, mud, and rock, why would I drive there?

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.38
 
 

2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Lawton, OK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
October 07, 2011

So far so good. Nice looking tire, great ride!!!!