Best Tires for 2014 Subaru Outback

Out on the road today, it’s hard to drive far without seeing an Outback. In fact, Subaru vehicles in general have become very popular amongst outdoor enthusiasts, as well as families. With the generous cargo capacity, all-time AWD and off-road performance, this vehicle is going to be in your garage for several years. But when it’s time to replace the...  Read More

Ready or Not Winter 2017 is Coming

Last winter definitely started out slowly, but eventually January came round and winter got serious. Are you living in the snowbelt and wondering how bad the winter of 2017 is going to be? Nobody really knows, but we do know it's coming. Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I decided on these Michelin Defenders after reading the other surveys here. I am not disappointed as these are great tires. The ride is softer and quieter than the OEM Continentals. I replaced at 34K miles because the OEMs were down to the thread warnings and winter was approaching. They cost a little more but it will equal out if in fact they last for 90K...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

I purchased these tires in November 2013 when I was about to move from Baltimore to Syracuse for work. Syracuse averages 110 inches of snow annually and 2/3 winters here have proven that. I have now put on almost 60k miles on these tires in all conditions, snow, ice, dry, etc. and they are amazing. I think I have had to take my foot off the accelerator a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires replace the OEM Continentals at 50K miles, which was probably a few thousand past needing replaced. These tires have been rotated regularly about every 5K miles with oil changes, only rebalanced once recently. They do great in the snow, I work second shift so I tend to be driving home in some adverse conditions during the winter, with the state...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Very impressed with these tires. Purchased to replace Goodyear Eagle GT(not reccomended). Very confident and responsive handling in summer dry/wet conditions. Winter conditions are handled with ease on my FWD vehicle. tolerable increase in noise and vibration on textured concreate highway, but not terrible though.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

So far I am extremely happy with the Continental Cross Contact LX20 tires. I was between these and the Bridgestone Dueler 422 Ecopia. Decided to go with the Continentals because they were rated a bit higher for snow and we are in Wisconsin. Just went over 28,000 miles and we have 10/32 on the front tires and 9/32 on the rear tires. Traction has been very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I have had this tire for 8 months and driven 5000-6000 miles. This tire sticks to the road in the dry and is firm and confident in cornering. It moves water very well in the frequent heavy downpours of our southern thunderstorms. This tire was hard to make hydroplane even in standing water, when rains faster than the roads can drain. The winter traction was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Not cheap; but appears to be an excellent value for the money. Ride is quiet and really smooth. Less noise than I experienced on the LTX M/S and LTX M/S2 that I put on my '03 Expedition. These are on my daughter's'06 Pacifica, which is a much lighter vehicle. It's really too early to judge; but treadwear is not noticeable after 5K miles. Wet and Dry Handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I replaced a set of Conti ExtremeContact DWS with the Conti TrueContact tire. While happy with the ExtremeContact DWS they were a bit noisy and were beat up pretty bad from some very spirited driving during the 40,000 miles I had on them. They were also getting close to requiring replacement anyway. A sidewall bubble developed after hitting a curb so I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

June 2016. I bought my car used, 18 months ago. It had a fairly new set of Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position tires. Dealer said they were a great tires for this car.i soon learned that the tires gave a very hard ride...I think because the tire wouldn't flex as much as my Goodyears that I have bought for all my cars during the last 25+ years. Also, to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

I'm about through my second set of tires for my Nissan Rogue AWD. Bought the same set as original and again, I got over 50K miles on this set. Very happy about the performance and wear. I drive in SF (terrible roads) and a lot of highway driving. Will buy the same tires for the third time, because, why not. They friggin last forever and make it through...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I replaced my original bridgestone insignia tires with continental true contact at around 53K miles in my 2011 corolla. I bought these tire after reading very good reviews at tire rack and couple of other sites. Price is also reasonable as compare to competitors. After putting 2000 miles on these tires and driving in both dry and wet conditions I am happy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I want to provide my initial impression of the Extreme Contact DWS 06 compared to the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus that I just returned after 1,000 miles. I replaced the original Good Year Eagle RS-A with the P7 and noticed a significant reduction in steering response, handling, and road holding on the highway. Shame on me for going from a HP tire to a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

My northern Virginia commute is 150 miles round trip per day. All but about 5 miles of that is highway.This is a great tire. This Conti was bought primarily for wet road traction, and it has performed magnificently under those conditions. There has never been a time when grip in the rain was a concern. These tires have run on roads with...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a compact crossover with a design intended to draw people's emotions to the Kia brand. It has earned a number of awards encompassing design, safety and value. Many Soul drivers request a tire that features good snow traction; and since snow is the most difficult surface to deal with, it only makes sense to prioritize that area.   There are a...  Read More

Best All-Season Audi S4 Tires

The Audi S4 is the high-performance model of the A4 sedan. First seen in 1991 (originally based on the 100), the S4 has matured over the years into a world-class luxury, performance car. The most current model made its debut in 2009 with a face lift as recently as 2012. The Premium Plus trim level sports a tire size of 245/40R18, however you should always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Fantastic all weather tires for my Summer (May to Oct) driving needs. Run from late Oct. to Late April and full set of Winter Ice type Snow Tires. Far better then original Audi Continental Factory all season tires. Will look at for other vehicles fitment when needed. Tire Rack service and delivery was excellent.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This review is about the DWS 06 but I've also had the earlier DWS on all 3 family cars. I loved the DWS but the DWS 06 does seem to be a worthy upgrade. Live in Massachusetts and drive to the mountains in northern NY (Adirondacks) quite a lot too. Absolutely no problem getting around in wet/dry/mild snow in MA - but I do swap on real snows for the mountains...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I finally got to test these in the winter and they passed the test. I'm in Western Pennsylvania and though the winter of 15-16 was milder than normal, I still had enough snow and occasional ice on which to test the tires. Extremely comfortable ride on dry, and I've noticed an appreciable savings in gasoline along with filling them with Nitrogen. Great wear,...  Read More