The New Winter Contender From Continental

Since its initial release, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 has stood above all others in our testing and customer surveys for ice and snow grip. This year, Continental brought their "A game" with the new WinterContact SI to challenge the top tires in the Studless Ice & Snow category. The tire features a new directional tread pattern and updated tread compound...  Read More

How We Evaluate Tires on the Test Track

If you've ever researched tires online, you've probably come across one of our tests. Have you ever wondered exactly how we do it? What our test course looks like? Here are some of the highlights and a video that show you exactly how a typical test lap goes. A few of the key aspects include:  Identical vehicles Three to four different tires per test Over 800...  Read More

Fun in the Snow: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your 2015+ Subaru WRX

Speed or practicality? With the Subaru WRX you don't have to choose just one, you get both. However, if you live in the snowbelt, you'll need a set of dedicated winter tires to get your WRX ready to handle winter's toughest conditions. Winter / Snow Tire Category As covered in "Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?", tire engineers are challenged...  Read More

Great Tire Options for Your Dodge Journey

The 225/55R19 equipped Dodge Journey has presented owners with some challenges when it comes time for replacement tires. As mentioned in "Tire Alternatives and Options for Your Dodge Journey", finding a set of new tires can be difficult. However, as of late, a couple manufacturers have stepped up to the plate to fill the void in the original size to provide...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I am writing this review as I'm purchasing my second set of P Neros from Tire Rack. First of all, there should be a category above Spirited for the type of driver I am. To make matters worse for my tires, I live in the Appalachian mountains so curvy roads with inconsistent pavement mean my tires don't last long. The hard cornering & braking that mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Never liked Michelins until I bought these tire. Best tires I have ever owned and thats saying a lot. Can't break these tires loose even at insane cornering speeds. Brings out the challenge of the MS3 torque steer. Hang on!!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I haven't had the opportunity to try them out in deep snow yet, but its been cold and slushy...nothing to really challenge the winter handling. I did have the misfortune of a near collision on the highway when a car suddenly tapped the guardrail on the left lane and rebounded into my path. In dry cold conditions I had to brake very hard, swerve right,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I've had these tires about 9 months now. On dry roads, including paved/dirt, handling, grip, and acceleration are excellent. For wet roads handling has been very good, although acceleration w/o slipping is reduced. For snow, tires have not been fully challenged yet; to date in moderate snow control has been good without slipping/loss of control, while...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin XPS Traction

I put 2 of these tires on the rear axle seeing how I only have 2wd. I drive on logging trails out here and these are the first set of tires that have not left me stuck in the clay. First time I have had the confidence to point my tuck in a general direction and drive not matter what was in the way. I also haul more than my truck should and these tires took...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A2

Slightly over 10K miles on my 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack and I driver it hard most of the time. She gets 25MPG on the highway at 80MPH, so I can't complain. Ride comfort is great on these tires and road noise is not a problem. Traction seems to be very good. I only wish they would make them in a little wider size so I could stagger the tire sizes on my...  Read More

Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire

Designed with the driver in mind, the ADVAN Sport A/S is Yokohama's newest and arguably best addition to the Ultra High Performance All-Season category.  In a class ripe with fantastic options, the Yokohama proves an able challenger with a very attractive price-point. Our internal testing has proven this tire to be a formidable competitor to category...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Incredible tire does extremely well in dry, wet or snow. Provides a level of security knowing that your tire can handle extreme weather. I drive a custom Dodge Challenger and this tire is a perfect match for the performance. Plus Tire Rack's pricing on this tire and their servicing makes it a no brainer.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been completely satified with these tires!!! My Lincoln LS V8 is rear wheel drive, which proves it's own challenges in winter driving. I live in NW Ohio, and suffered a very hard winter last year. I was commuting 130 miles/day for work,,, sometimes through 6 inches of snow... and a couple times on ice!!! With those conditions I never felt as though...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

I purchased my first set of Michelin snow tires after having Blizzaks for the las 3 years. My expectations have been exceeded in all categories. I would run these tires year round if they weren't designated snow tires. I will be purchasing a set of matching summer tires to replace the Pirelli P7's I previously used. I live in Connecticut and as of today, we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2

I purchased my AWD Acura TLX in January. I have driven the tires in all conditions including light snow, heavy snow, greasy wet snow, packed snow, dry roads, and wet roads. Based on the reviews I read, I expected the worst. I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance. With that being said, I know Acura's excellent AWD system, the TLX's sound...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I mounted these HTR Z III's to run track days with. I've liked the daily driving characteristics so much I left them on. Living in the Dallas area I risked some snow/ice this winter but luckily none has come this year. I had Conti DWS' on before which were very nice daily driver tires (quiet, smooth, and very good in the wet) but did not have the dry grip I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Best bang for your buck. Factory tires for my Challenger were Eagle F1 Supercars. I am surprisingly and definitely happy with the performance of the G-Max tires. A buddy turned me on to them and I'm passing it along to the reader. Definitely give them a shot if you're considering them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A

Unbelievable... Living in the mountains of western NC, offers challenging road conditions totally unrelated to weather (weather also). I have a 2010 Subaru Forester and she is getting ready for new slippers. I would never dream of putting another slipper on her. Why? Thank you Yokohama...   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Have had these sitting in the garage after taking them off a couple years ago when my daughter took the car off to college. Just put them back on for the spring, replacing worn out Kumho Ecsta 4X All Seasons. On the way home from getting them mounted it was like getting to know an old friend again. Better responsiveness, launch at stop lights, and general...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I am very pleased with these tires after one winter season, as they gave me a confident feeling while driving in wintry conditions and also had reasonably good dry highway manners at speed. I have owned winter tires that gave me an unsettling floating feeling at highway speeds, but the WRTs have been very stable up to speeds well over the new 70mph limits on...  Read More