Best Heavy-Duty Winter Tires

Many drivers of heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton pickup trucks use On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires like the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 for winter driving. Other simply use standard Highway All-Season tires. While the all-terrain tires will typically outperform their all-season counterparts in snow traction, they are still not as good in winter...  Read More

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

Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2016 Honda HR-V AWD

Do you love your new 2016 Honda HR-V but worried how it will do in the snow? Even a Honda can still use a little help dealing with Mother Nature.  Use our winter tire overview to decide whether you need a Studless Ice & Snow or Performance Winter / Snow tire. Given the HR-V's emphasis on ride compliance over razor-sharp handling, most HR-V drivers will be...  Read More

Comparing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS vs the ExtremeContact DWS 06

What are the differences between the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 and the previous-generation DWS.   The original DWS was widely popular from the day it hit the market about six years ago. Still flirting with the number one spot in our customer ratings, Continental certainly recognizes they have a good thing going. Realistically they have no reason to...  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

All-Terrain Tire Options with a Mountain/Snowflake Symbol

If you're heading into the winter season with your truck or SUV and dedicated snow tires are not an option, you would be well suited to take a look at tires in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain performance category. These tires offer a significant amount more biting edges compared to a traditional Highway All-Season. The best among these types of all-terrains...  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-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

Best Tire Recommendations for the Toyota Camry

In the early 1980s, the Camry was introduced into the North American market as Toyota's mid-sized sedan. Many iterations of the car have been produced, including coupes, wagons and convertible versions of the car. While body styles have come and gone, the Toyota Camry has always been known as a reliable vehicle with very broad appeal. It's often one of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I currently have these tires on a 2004 BMW 330Ci. There were a lot of bad reviews on here about these tires but I decided to buy them anyway because of the much lower price and the $80 rebate offered. I owned a pair of Hankook Ventus RS2 about 5 years ago and those tires were the best (200 tread wear). The cornered compared to the Micheline Pilot Sport 2 for...  Read More

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

The old tires were Continental CrossContact LX, they were good for the price I paid. I ran over 40K miles on that set, compared with the OEM Dunlop 5000 that I could manage 20K miles at max. This Bridgestone set is good in general, it did something better than Continental such ride, and wet traction, but it is not that good in cornering in the curve like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

Got these tires based on reviews from others and comparable price. I really wanted to get the Bridgestone Revo ATs which I previously had on my 2000 Jeep Cherokee and performed exceptionally well on that vehicle. I could not get a decent price on the Revos so I thought I'd give the Geolander ATS a try. It was during the recent snow storm in Michigan over...  Read More

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

This is the only tire I will buy. It is and always will be #1 for me. These Michelins are great. No other tires can compare to how well they perform. They grip so well that I've yet to find someplace where they will not do their job. Of course, nothing works well on ice. I have a heavy foot and normally drive 20mph over the speed limit on highways. I take...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I needed a set of tires in a pinch and ended up going with these. I had no prior experience with Hankook, so I had no idea what to expect. I need a good all season tire that can get me through a couple inches of snow, as well as summertime rain storms, and I wanted something that will wear well. We've had two snow storms since the tires were mounted and I've...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

MUST READ! Winter driving experience! Vehicle: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged 17PSI LSD 5-Speed Manual. (Wisconsin)Winter experience: I am highly surprised with these tires, everyone was telling me I would not move a FWD with a 45 series tire. I completely disagree! These tires are incredible!! I have driven in snow up to 5 in the worst hilly area you could...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These came standard on my 2010 Outback. They are great tires in the summer, including in the rain, but once a little snow starts to fall or it'd cold enouhg for ice, they're terrible. They are very quick to hydroplane and lose traction, especially in the slush that forms on highways during a storm, even at low to moderate speeds. Braking and steering are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Winter 2013/4. We live in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. We've had lots of snow with many icy days and we drive a late model 4x4 Honda Pilot. Tires perform very well, very pleased and have lots of confidence with them. they are a bit noisy compared to the silent summer tires that came with the vehicle. Deep snow is not a problem and so far haven't had to resort to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

I live in South Florida (stay out of snow country) but the tires haven't blown me away but have performed acceptably so far. I don't expect to get much more than 5-6000 more miles before replacing them. I am waiting for Tirerack to test the new comparable tires first. I haven't eliminated these from my list of replacements.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

I purchased a set of these tires for my '88 Toyota Supra in staggered sizes: 235/45R17 Front, 255/40R17 Rear My car is summer only, and used as a fun car and not a daily driver. I wanted a set of performance tires that weren't so expensive that I would feel bad doing a track day, auto-x, or a smoky burnout. These tires fill that gap quite well.There's no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Around 25,000 miles, the OEM tires (Toyo Proxes A20) were getting near bald, so I went on the Tire Rack site to find out just how much a new set would cost... $1,000 just to get them through the front door, no installation, on a $20,000 car...not happening. So that was a no go. I searched, compared, searched, then compared some more just to try to come close...  Read More