Which Winter / Snow Tire is Best for You?

Friday, August 30, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

As much as we don't like to admit it, summer is ending and snow is just around the corner. When it comes to winter driving, traction is key and it starts with your tires. Even those vehicles with four-wheel drive, ABS or traction control still rely on their tires for maximum traction.

By design, all-season tires trade a little dry and wet road traction in moderate and warm temperatures to provide light snow traction in below freezing temperatures. Winter / snow tires trade a little dry and wet road handling in moderate and warm temperatures to emphasize wet, ice and snow traction in cold to moderate temperatures.

Below are the performance categories of snow tires available for passenger cars, trucks and SUVs.

I would recommend placing an advance order when you are sure of your selection, rather than waiting until you are in the midst of the snow season. This will help assure the product you want will be available for you, and likely get it to you ahead of the snowfall. For items that are not in stock yet, our order process doesn't charge your credit card until the product leaves our distribution center, therefore no advance charges will appear on your monthly statement until your order ships.

Take a look at our Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages to help you get to your destinations smoothly in winter's worst conditions. They are the best way to outfit your vehicle for the winter season. You'll have the best tires for the conditions you're driving in this winter!

Best Tires for the SUV or Crossover That Stays on the Street

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Let's be honest. The majority of drivers of SUVs and all-wheel drive crossover vehicles rarely, if ever, take their cars off-road. Most of their driving involves the daily grind of commuting and the everyday errands of life. Many trips involve going to the grocery store and the occasional visit to the home improvement store. 

Street-oriented drivers did not purchase their vehicles to handle off-road conditions such as loose rocks, steep elevations and deep mud. Off-road enthusiasts will focus on aggressive tires found in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain and Off-Road Maximum Traction performance categories. However, most crossover and SUV drivers are looking for tires that can deliver all-season traction, good treadwear, respectable ride quality and long treadlife. Tires that best deliver these results fall into the Highway All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season categories.

Highway All-Season

Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
 Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination LE 2


Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season
 CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus
Technology


All four tires in the photos above are highly rated in our customer survey results. Of these tires, the Firestone Destination LE 2 represents one of the best values for the dollar available today. For more information on this tire, read "Firestone Destination LE Replaced by the New Firestone Destination LE 2."

To view all tires available for your crossover or SUV, shop by vehicle.

Toyota RAV4 Tires

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Steve Huffman

The Toyota RAV4 has come a long way since its 1996 debut. Today, its a very sporty, modern mid-size SUV that's popular with many drivers. If it's time to replace the tires on your RAV4, consider the following options.

One of my favorite tires for this vehicle is the Yokohama Parada Spec-X. This Street/Sport Truck All-Season tire has a great feel. Designed to combine impressive looks and confident handling, it provides excellent year-round traction in North America's wide range of weather conditions, including light snow. The tire also is a quiet option for drivers who don't like road noise.

Another great option for RAV4 owners to look at is the Firestone Destination LE 2. This Highway All-Season tire combines long wear, a comfortable ride and all-season traction. It's not as sporty as the Yokohama, but it offers better all-season traction. The tire is also long-lasting as it comes with a 60,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Finally, the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season is the top-rated tire in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category. It reduces rolling resistance and tire weight compared to Pirelli's previous CUV/SUV tire lines to increase fuel economy and lower the vehicle's CO2 emissions. The tire sits in the top spot in its category because it receives high marks in the following areas:

  • Hydroplaning resistance
  • Wet traction
  • Cornering stability
  • Dry traction
  • Steering response
  • Ride comfort
Yokohama Parada Spec-X
Yokohama Parada
Spec-X
Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination
LE 2
Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season


Shop by vehicle to view all tire options available for your Toyota RAV4.

Best SUV Tires

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Despite rising fuel costs, Americans still love their SUVs. While many SUVs may never make it off-road, they still haul families anywhere, including the grocery store, family vacations and soccer games. When it comes to keeping your precious cargo safe, nothing could be more important than the the only thing keeping your SUV in contact with the road. Consider the following options when looking to for new tires.

When making a short list of the "best" tires in a performance category, you will almost always find an option from Michelin. This particular case is no different. Michelin's LTX M/S2 is one the best tires on the market and is a prime example of why Michelin has such a great reputation. It simply does it all with superior wet and dry traction, fantastic handling and great winter traction in light snow. In addition, the tire offers a very nice ride to go along with a 70,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Another great option to take a look at is the Firestone Destination LE 2. This tire is quite comparable to the Michelin, but is available at a lower price. Similar to the LTX M/S2, it offers excellent year-round traction and has great ride characteristics. Early customer surveys show the Destination LE 2 performs a little better in winter elements.

Finally, Continental's CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is worth considering if you're an SUV owner. The tire has similar characteristics to the Firestone and Michelin options, but is offered in larger, hard-to-find sizes. It also has low rolling resistance technology to help with fuel consumption.

Michelin LTX M/S 2
Michelin LTX
M/S2
Firestone Destination LE 2
Firestone Destination
LE 2
Continental CrossContact LX 20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology


Shop by vehicle and view all options available for your SUV.

In Search of the Best All-Season Tires

Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

Everyone has their own list of important attributes when it comes to selecting the right all-season tire. For example, some drivers prefer longer treadlife, while another thinks ride quality is the most important. Also, when talking to customers about all-season tires, most put extra emphasis on the winter season component.

If you prefer using one set of tires all year, the best tire can vary depending on where other tire characteristics rank. In some cases, the vehicle and tire size needed can also help direct us towards a particular performance category. For a look at the differences between performance categories, read "What Tire Performance Category Do I Need?"


Goodyear Assurance
TripleTred All-Season

Goodyear Assurance
ComforTred Touring

Firestone Destination
LE 2


Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season (Passenger All-Season)

With three distinct tread zones targeting to provide traction in dry, wet and snowy conditions, Goodyear has a winning combination that earns top marks from our customers. Designed with Goodyear's Evolving Traction Grooves, the tire generates more rain, slush and snow traction longer into the tire's life compared to tires with conventional sipes. The tire is currently ranked number one in our tire survey results.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring (Grand Touring All-Season)

For the touring/performance car, the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring is receiving high praise from drivers. With tread warranties in the 70,000 to 80,000-mile range, this tire is definitely worth a second look. With tread depth being a key component to snow traction, customers indicate this tire has strong performance throughout the life of the tire. This Goodyear tire currently has over four million miles reported, which includes over four winter seasons.  

Firestone Destination LE 2 (Highway All-Season)

For your SUV or pick-up truck, the recently revised Firestone Destination LE 2 is king of the category. While there hasn't been many miles reported on this tire, the Destination family of tires has been providing great options to drivers for years.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, March 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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.

Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2000 Ford Expedition 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 66,000
Location: Sacramento, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 66,000 Miles on Tires
March 05, 2013

These Firestone Destination A/Ts are great! I now have 66,000 miles on the tires and it looks like they could last another 5,000 miles although the tread has started to "cup" in the last 3 or 4,000 miles. The tires were rotated every 6-7,000 miles and I've had absolutely no problems with tire balancing throughout the life of the tires. Even though the 4WD Expedition is tall and heavy, I have a tendency to toss the SUV around corners as if it was my BMW 530i or M Roadster. The tires don't squeel under hard cornering and are stable under quick lane changes at freeway speeds. I can't comment on the tires off-road performance since the closest thing to off-road use on these tires would be mud and gravel trails. If you drive primarily on highways and cities, this is the tire to buy for your SUV.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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.

Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.6
 
 

2011 Toyota RAV4 4wd 4cyl
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Billerica, MA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
March 08, 2013

Needed to replace the OE tires on my 2011 Rav 4. The tires that came with the car the Toyo Tires were bad bad bad in snow. So checked around, If I wanted a well rated, name brand tire, they were very expensive. And no name store brand tires were cheaper but the treads were not that impressive and could not find any info on them far as ratings. So i looked again and ran into these Firestone Destination LE 2 tires here on tirerack and the ratings were good.. So I Went to a Firestone shop and got a set of 4 of the Destination LE 2 tires under $600 bucks installed! Beating the no name tires by 20 bucks! So far so good I'm very happy with the Destination LE2 tires. They just saw snow for the first time (over 6 inches plus of snow) and do very well for an all season tire. Stopping going down hill, climbing up hill and turns in snow are good. Tires hold on with very little slipping. So if you want a 60,000 mile all season tire for your SUV that can take on the snow too but not rip you off in price.... I would really consider these tires..

 

Firestone Destination A/T: A Capable All-Terrain Tire with Good Street Manners

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Marshall Wisler

The On-/Off-Road All-Terrain class is one that receives much attention from owners of light trucks and SUVs looking for a more aggressive tire than their Original Equipment. With a few exceptions, most of today's trucks and SUVs come shod with standard Highway All-Season tires that put an emphasis on treadlife and a quiet ride. 

What is missing from these O.E. tires? It most cases, it's an aggressive biting edge that's capable of light off-road or heavy snow use, while still maintaining acceptable levels of treadwear and road comfort. Tires in this performance category are not to be confused with Off-Road Maximum Traction tires. In many cases, On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires are available with mileage warranties from the manufacturer.

A fine example of a do-it-all all-terrain is the Firestone Destination A/T. This tire offers a degree more biting edge over most factory tires without becoming too extreme. While tires exist that might perform better in dedicated off-road situations, few tires are as versatile as this one. The well-rounded nature of this tire has translated in a first place ranking in our Tire Survey Results.

Available for a wide range of applications, shop by vehicle to see if this tire is a match for your light truck or SUV. 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.31
 
 

2004 GMC Envoy XUV 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Tannersville, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
March 10, 2013

We use our XUV for everything - highway, around town, and even for plowing with a Western plow. The Firestone Dest A/T's are just the perfect tire. Even with 30K miles on them they are quiet on the highway with nice, responsive (for an SUV) handling, they get great traction in mud and snow - even when pushing a plow and snow uphill.
They have also worn very evenly. With infrequent rotation and a set of bad shocks for a whole summer (thanks to the plow), and even under-inflation for a couple months, the wear patterns are very even across all 4 tires, with no trailing ridges or other unevenness. Great tires, and we'll be replacing this set with another when the time comes.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Union, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
February 16, 2013

just got these not to long ago so i cant tell how long they last. but very quiet, smooth deep treads, nice traction when dry. we just had a snow storm in new jersey last week. i was happy with the way they handle. even in rain i have no complaints. i had the good year tire that came with the car wich were garbage, then i got michelen tires and they dry rotted craked and tread life was 50/50. those brands never agian.
firestone makes nice tires, great price. i didnt have to much to choose in the size because i am very picky about tires. I wanted a more beefy tire but with out noise or compermising the gas miles. so this tire fit in perfect.
So my final say, YES! if you have a SUV these are good! i will coment later as far mile life cause like i said i only have 4,000miles on them but the tread still looks good so far. care full when reading the reviews, cause lets say if you dont have a SUV and you want them on a sedan, then the might handle diferent as compared to an SUV. hope my info helps you!

 

Looking for Affordable Tires?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Ben Rooney

Here at Tire Rack, we built our business on higher performance tires for more exotic applications. The inventory expanded over the years as we also carry tires that are targeted toward regular cars used for everyday transportation, and tires for the enthusiast on a budget.

Fuzion, the entry level brand from Bridgestone, often has the best-priced tires in a given size. Though not as well known as its older siblings from Bridgestone and Firestone, Fuzion tires offer an excellent value. The Fuzion Touring is a smooth riding, all-season tire that's very aggressively priced, while the UHP is Fuzion's new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire designed for sporty handling combined with capability in cold weather and light snow. 

Kumho has been a stalwart in the performance-per-dollar arena. Little known when they first came to the United States, they have built a loyal following over the past decade or so. Their Ecsta 4X is often my go-to selection for a value-oriented all-season performance tire. The Solus KR21 does consistently well in surveys among customers needing a regular all-season passenger tire. 

Among light trucks and SUVs, the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 has an excellent combination of long treadwear, reliable performance and an excellent price. With each option fitting into most budgets, you're getting a great tire for your vehicle as each is currently ranked in the top ten in their class.

To see what options are available for your application, shop by size

Best Tires for the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Steve Huffman

General Motor's mid-size SUVs, the Chevy Equinox and its GMC Terrain counterpart, have been one of America's best-selling sport utility vehicles over the past few years. Great looks and efficient power keeps this American family wagon rolling right along. With so many on the road, it's probably time for many owners to start considering new tires. Thankfully, there are many great options for these vehicle.

Currently, the top-rated Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. This tire seems to simply do it all. Right away you'll notice how quiet, smooth and comfortable it rides. In addition, it has exceptional all-season traction. As a low rolling resistance tire, you can also expect to save fuel while receiving an enhanced driving pleasure. 

Another great tire to consider is the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season. Similar to the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, this tire offers excellent ride qualities and is very nice to drive on. Designed as an eco-friendly option, the tire features an Ecoimpact icon on its sidewall to highlight its environmental compatibility where it reduces rolling resistance and tire weight to increase fuel economy and lower the vehicle's CO2 emissions.

As a good value option, take a look at the Firestone Destination LE 2. It's a relatively new tire that replaced the popular Destination LE. It features a completely revised tread design that not only looks good, but performs great. Combining long wear with a comfortable ride, the Destination LE 2 provides all-season traction, even in light snow.

Continental CrossContact LX20 with Ecoplus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Pirelli Scopion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season
Firestone Destination LE 2
Firestone Destination
LE 2


If the time has come to replace the tires on your Equinox or Terrain, consider these three options. If you would like to see additional offerings, shop by vehicle.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5

2002 GMC Yukon 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 70,000
Location: Tucson, AZ
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 70,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2013

Our 2002 GMC Yukon came with Firestone tires. The inside of the Firestones wore through (metal layer showing) at about 40K miles. Since this was our first SUV we thought the 40K may have been expected wear. However, we replaced the tires with these Michelins and have gone for 6 1/2 years and 70K miles. We're moving from AZ to NY and for peace of mind (and safety) have just replaced the old Michelins with new ones (same model). I have never had a tire perform as exceptionally as these and hope the replacements are as good as the old ones. BTW, I had a bad experience in the 1970's with Firestone 500's and the original Firestones that came with the 2002 GMC Yukon were also of poor quality. I am completely sold on Michelins and would not hesitate to replace the tires on our other vehicles with this brand. More expensived, but in my experience - well worth it! Hope this helps!

Best Tires for the Toyota Highlander

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Since its introduction in the United States in 2001, the Toyota Highlander has been a popular luxury SUV/CUV. The second generation of the vehicle was introduced in 2008 and has continued to be a great choice for many drivers. Given the popularity of the Toyota Highlander, I'm often asked about what replacement tires are best for the vehicle. Below are my top picks that work well for each generation:

2001-2007 Toyota Highlander

Firestone Destination LE 2
Firestone Destination LE 2
Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2


The Michelin LTX M/S2 and Firestone Destination LE2 are the top two tires in our Highway All-Season category, and for good reason. Both tires offer a smooth and quiet ride, with excellent traction in all conditions. Firestone's Destination LE 2 is also designed to combine a long wear with a comfortable ride. Its internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon to provide strength, uniformity and durability on top of a polyester cord body to help cushion the ride. Destination LE 2 tires come with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty.

Compared to the original LTX M/S, the Michelin LTX M/S2 is an evolution in looks...and a leap forward in performance. It molds a long wearing, silica-enhanced, all-season compound into a tread profile that features Michelin's MaxTouch Construction to produce a contact patch that promotes reliable traction with long wear by evenly distributing acceleration, braking and cornering forces. The tire is offered with a 70,000-mile treadlife warranty.

2008-2013 Toyota Highlander

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus
Technology
Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza
Bridgestone Dueler H/L
Alenza


Both the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza rank near the top of the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is a relatively new tire, but initial customer feedback and testing data show it to be a top contending tire. This ecologically friendly tire performs on the highway, as well as in mild off-road conditions. Designed to enhance driving pleasure, the tire saves fuel and maintains grip when braking on wet surfaces while providing long wear and all-season traction, even in light snow.

Bridgestone's Dueler H/L Alenza has been a reliable favorite for many years and is consistently praised for its smooth and quiet ride, as well as great wet traction and wear. The tire provides elegance with an edge, along with year-round traction, even in light snow. Featuring Bridgestone's UNI-T technology takes the tire's behavior to a higher level by increasing comfort and control, in order to further enhance wet traction over the life of the tire.

Shop by vehicle to view all tire options available for your Toyota Highlander.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmorReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.87

1998 Ford Expedition 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: NE, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2012

Best tires I have ever bought for anything. Had Firestone Destination LE's on when I bought this SUV. Got about 25k miles on those. Those were a bit more quiet, not that these wranglers are loud, but the LE's were dead silent. The Firestones had a slight edge on steering response also, but not really noticeable. These goodyears had a 50k mile tread warranty, and I will exceed that by 20k miles I think, more if I run them on the wear bars in the summer. roughly 3 times the miles I got out of the LE's. They are quiet, only a slight hum on concrete roads, but overall I would rate them very quiet. Awesome traction in any condition, wet, dry, snow, even ice they do fairly well. Like any tire, it is very important to rotate these to get the miles out of them. I would buy these for any truck, they have a load range E version too. Myself and my brother in law have tried other versions of Goodyear wranglers, and in my opinion most of them are sub par, BUT the silent armors are truly fantastic. Goodyear hit a home run with this design. 5 stars, A+++ can't say enough good about this design.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Affinity Touring

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Affinity TouringReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73

2011 Jeep Patriot
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Miles driven on tires: 12,700
Location: Exeter, NH
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 12,700 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2013

These were the OE tires on my Jeep Patriot. I just took them off today to go to larger tires with a more aggressive tread. Overall for an OE passenger car class tire, on a 4WD suv/cuv, they performed very well( even in the snow ). While they would not have been my 1st choice of tire for the vehicle, and many people beat them up, they were much better than I expected. I drove in a few really bad snow storms and never had a problem with them although that may have been more a credit to the 4WD system in the Jeep than the tires? Still, they didn't hurt me in anyway. Only real complaint would be they seemed to be loud on certain rode types. Other road types very quiet. Other than that not a bad car tire. Just not really an appropriate tire for a 4WD suv/cuv IMO. New tread was 11/32 and when measured today they all had 8/32 left( very even wear ).

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination LE 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2008 Ford Escape 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,600
Location: Hudson, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,600 Miles on Tires
December 06, 2012

My 2008 Ford Escape came with Cross Terrains. I liked them and wanted to replace with them, but not at their current price. My dealer suggested these Firestones which matched all-season specs of OE, and at the low promotional price I couldn't pass it up. I've only got 1600 miles on them and no serious rain or any winter driving yet, but I like them. They are quieter than the OE tires - always a good thing (and the OE tires were quiet). They transfer a bit more road feel than I remember in the OE tires, but I'm going to chalk that up to being new so side walls are stiff. If it continues, well...it's an SUV not a sedan - I expect that to an extent. We have yet to get significant snow in the upper midwest so I can't rate that aspect, but I seriously want to. I enjoy driving in snow, yeah maybe weird, but I'm a kid at heart and I like to see what I can do (while being safe about it). However my limitation is the all-wheel drive, which I don't feel allows me to really see what the tires can do. My previous Mazda Tribute with push button 4x4 would have been the perfect test for these, but what can you do?

So far so good and if they continue to perform as they have I would most likely purchase again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, January 14, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.58

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Peoria, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2013

I initially purchaced 2 tires for the rear after the wife made an unepected trip into the ditch with only a dusting of snow. The discount tires I had replaced the oem ones with were sub-par when it came to snow and wet traction. With just the 2 tires on the rear, the traction and handling of my Trailblazer improved dramtically. Needless to say I was impressed. Before the next winter I purchased 2 more. The handling and ride improved 10 fold. My SUV rode and drove better than it did new. I have about about 50-60K on these tires now and my Car has 162000 miles and I'm still impressed with these tires. I've lost a little bit of wet traction, but it's insignificant compared to my previous tires. The front tires have worn a little choppy, but I haven't rotated like I should. Plus, I've never done any drivetrain and suspension repairs either. I'm expecting I'll get another 15-20,000 on this set.

These are the best tires I've ever owned. Not a good job, Firestone, but a great job!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce UV

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Winterforce UVReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27

2005 Volvo XC70
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Miles driven on tires: 28,000
Location: White Plains, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 28,000 Miles on Tires
November 21, 2012

We do a lot of driving in the snow and this tire has pulled the car through some deep drifts passing stuck suv's with their all season tires along the way. This is our second set on this car. The traction is absolutely worth the slight negative which is hard cornering on dry pavement where it feels like the sidewalls may be somewhat softer than I am used to with summer tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2007 Honda Pilot EX AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 27,000
Location: Manlapan, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 27,000 Miles on Tires
October 23, 2012

I purchased these from TR in Dec-2011, replacing the factory tires. These tires now have as much miles on them as the original factory tires that gave out at 27k. I think they are good for another 20k. The only con that I can think of for these tires is lower MPG, a worthwhile trade off for a much better grip on the road. I have also not seen these type of AT tires on any other Honda Pilot. I have now noticed that these tires are bumpy when cold, especially when you the SUV has been sitting for a few days. They do warm up fast, but I would hate to have it parked at the airport for a few days in Jan and have to drive back home on the hwy at 2 AM. They have been smooth and quite till recently but are getting a little noisy and bumpy even even on a relatively smooth road. The first winter I had these tires we had a lot of snow and they performed exceptional on snow and ice. The auto 4WD hardly ever came on in deep snow or uphill, or at least not as much as it did with the factory tires.