Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Tires perform much better than the O.E. Dunlops. All-wheel drive definitely helps the winter weather driving experience. Would definitely buy these again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

I used 3 sets of these and/or their grandfather (Dunlop Sport M2) over the last 14 years using them only during the winter. I'm now going to buy a new set of the next winter. I really like them for Seattle driving where water and wet snow is what I mostly drive on winter around town and in the mountains. They are true to their advertising: better tire than...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

After 2000 miles with this tire it is still a bit early to draw conclusions but so far I feel really happy with it. They are a vast improvement over the stock summer RFT (Goodyear NCT5, which is NOT a performance summer tire in my book). I was fearing a lack of steering feel based on the reviews I saw but I did not notice any lack of it compared to my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

The best summer tires I ever had. My Mazda come from the factory with Dunlop Sport which I could not wait to replace. Bridgestone tires makes Mazda even more fun to drive. I drive about 12000 miles every summer in Michigan and the tires will last for one season, then in the winter I'm using Bridgestone blizzak, by the way those are other awesome tires. Never...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT

these came stock on my 2015 wrx i drove for about 24000 (yes 24,000)miles before i changed to winter tires. 100% best tire ive ever used. just not for tread wear. traction rated a 10 100% u want traction get this you want good treadwear over 25000 miles get an all season u dummys   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Far exceeded expectations, especially in snow. After buying a CPO Q5 3.2 late in the winter and experiencing the oem Dunlops, I needed to decide on some a/s tires, and many of the usual go-to tires were sold out.I knew the Conti-General product line is excellent, based on my experience with a few models, so I took a chance on these RT tires. I hoped that 700...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

I've driven the car in every weather condition. I haven't taken it off pavement & won't unless I have to. I've noticed that others complain about noise, but so far it's been a quiet tire. My only complaint, and it's a big one, is that the tire has zero traction in the snow. After our first snow this winter, we barely made it up the slight incline of our...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Just purchased a new set for my 2015 Q5 TDI. My first set was on my 2011 Q5 3.2 and they had 13,200 miles (21,000 km) when I traded the vehicle in. The tread depth was only down 2/32's (from 11/32 to 9/32) which I believe is very good wear (likely 40,000+ miles by 5/32 tread depth). My new Q came with Michelin Latitude Sport (summer only) and while I use...  Read More

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

I just had my Kumho Ectas replaced with the P7s, and the difference is amazing. The Genesis is a comfortable car but with the P7s is is far better. When I bought the car, the OEM Dunlops had already been replaced, so I don't know how they were but P7s really bring the Genesis back to highway cruiser. They are much quieter, provide a much softer ride and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38     2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDIMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 13,200 Location: Ottawa,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

I've used this set on 2 different cars for 3 winters. In the first two with the 335i coupe they were great. Very good in any kind of snow...light, deep,slush, ice. Once I put these tires on my 135is there was a noticeable difference. They have 8/32nds left and they feel like they aren't dealing with the snow well anymore. This could be because of a number of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

I ride on these tires all year long. Living in NJ, they see snow, ice and heavy rain and these tires perform very well.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

We live in a suburb of Seattle, so we do not get much snow ... but we do go up into the mountains in the winter, over two of the higher elevation passes. We have excellent Pirelli all-season tires for 8 months of the year, but wanted 'real' snow tires for the additional safety during December-March. Based on the reviews, we selected the Dunlop, although we...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I just ordered by second set of these tires for my Cayenne. All other tires for my high performance SUV cost at least double the cost of these and many of them perform much worse. I have almost 150k miles on my Cayenne. I have purchased Porsche NXX OEM tires, Pirelli, Michelin, and Continentals during the time I have owned this SUV. I drive a 911 during the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have never found driving in the snow so easy until I slapped these ----as on. The amount of traction in anything over an inch of snow is mind boggling. These tires will make you wonder why on earth everybody is going so slow around you. Paired with my Subaru WRX and all wheel drive, I have been unstoppable in every snow storm this winter. Having fun in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

I chose these tires reading reviews and I can say I am happy with them. They hold air pressure very constant but still check them once a week! Any tire on ice will still slip but having a snow tire helps reduce that problem. They are a good choice and worth the money spent!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3

I have the Dunlop Winter Sport M3s on the OEM 18 wheels, in sizes 225/45VR18 in the front and 255/40VR18 in the back. These are truly outstanding snow tires. They are the best - I think - for a car like my E46 M3. We had a snowstorm (around Thanksgiving) and several freezingrainstorms. The tires behaved beautifully. The traction control light never came on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta XS

I am using these tires in sizes 275/35WR18 in the rear and 245/40WR18 in the front, on the BMW OEM 18-inch rims. They are wider than the stock tires and, in fact, they are the widest tires that will fit on the OEM rims. My M3 has several modifications, including Dinan Stage-III suspensions and "CSL" competition brakes.After 3000 miles the tires are not very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 01

This tire came standard on my WRX. I had originally planned to switch to an all-season tire right away, but decided to give these a try. Since we have very few winter weather events here, these have worked well all year. There have been a few times that I've taken an alternate vehicles to avoid cold, slippery roads, however, for the sake of safety. I've...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Made it through 6 seasons on these tires and they did great in all those and still had tread left. They have surprisingly decent dry traction for a winter tire and their snow performance was way better than I expected in this category. I made it through a ski trip through the Viel pass in deep snow whiteout condition with these tires. For any of the in...  Read More