Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, February 7, 2014 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.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Westerville, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

Compared to OEM Goodyear Eagle RSA's on my Maxima, these have equal or better noise level and ride comfort, and noticeably better dry and wet traction. I could break the Goodyears loose in a dry parking lot just by tapping the gas, especially going over a pavement seam or bump. I also felt a lot of rear slide taking quick corners on slightly rough pavement. Not so with these Continentals. I haven't been able to slide the rear on dry asphalt, even taking an exit ramp at 85+.

I've driven in plenty of rain and 4-5 times on snow/slush (haven't hit any pure ice so far this year in Ohio). I won't say these stick like glue in wet conditions, but I definitely feel more confident than on the Goodyears.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.9
 
 

2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5 GT
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Chicora, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
December 30, 2013

NOISY.

I expected that, though, and I've driven on worse. These things STICK. I don't advocate law-breaking and I don't want to incriminate myself... that being said, These tires combined with AWD, turbo, and low center of gravity inherent in the Legacy GT, I feel as if the tires allow the car to bend space/time. I seem able to arrive at work before I've left. I'll be trying the Goodyear Eagle F1's next time because somebody said they're quieter... I sure hope they stick like these Conti's. Even if you ultimately decide on something else in the long run, you've got to at least give these a shot.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7
 
 

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Dubuque, IA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

I have been very impressed with these tires. I was looking for a tire that would perform well in snow, but would also be quite and comfortable. I have driven on these tires for about two months now and I have found the noise levels are not incredibly low as I had hoped. My Civic had the OE Goodyear Eagle RS-A's before I bought there General's and I noticed a change in noise levels, but it wasn't nearly as much a reduction as I was expecting since at highway speeds the tire noise is still significant (party a civic issue.) On the other hand the tires are much more comfortable ant there Goodyears. The most noticeable area is the minor bumps and cracks in the road. These General's take the edge right out of them.

On the snow these tires have performed better than I expected. There is still slippage and wheel spin, but significantly less than I have had with any other tire on any car I have driven. I also find slides and wheel spin is easily controlled. I find these tires have made it significantly easier to travel in the snow and it is much safer. I would recommend these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Winter Maxx Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27
 
 

2008 Pontiac G8
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Columbia City, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

Haven't really had enough miles to rate these tires fairly, so the rating is based upon the short time we've had them on the car. We have had a slight bit of adverse weather, some ice, some snow, but not really a great chance yet to check them in any kind of serious accumulation. I typically run Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip's for the winter season, but was required to go this route due to funds. So far, my wife and I have found the Dunlops to ride comfortably and perform very well. We both love driving, and purchased our Pontiac G8 to enjoy our time on the road. We tend to push our cars just a tad harder that the average driver might, so cornering and steering response are a big deal. These tires respond very well considering what we like to ask them to do. The Dunlops are definately helping us to enjoy the winter driving experience.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.25
 
 

2011 GMC Acadia
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Orange, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

OE tire on my 2011 GMC Acadia SLT FWD. Was not as bad as some reviews claim, and lasted 50k miles. Dry traction starts to suffer greatly as tires pass about 75 percent tread life, and noise is increasing too. Did not drive in snow at all on these, but have driven in substantial rain. Wet traction is acceptable, although it too declines as end of tread life approaches (no surprises there). Would not go looking to buy these, but if a car comes equipped with them, properly maintained they will suffice for normal, reasonable driving.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38
 
 

2002 Ford Taurus SE Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Tampa, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

all i can say about these tires they are good, and the price is is good. the only way you will find out is try them. i will buy them again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated)

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.7
 
 

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

Excellent tires! I've been driving and buying tires for over 30 years and these are the best tires I've ever had. We just had about a foot of snow in Chicago where I live and I had to go to work and back in this blizzard and I've never had tires that made me feel so secure in snow before. I am very impressed with these tires and would recommend them for anyone, especially people who drive sports cars, of course. My car is front wheel drive and I just wonder what kind of improvement people with rear wheel drive would get with these tires, since I know from experience that rear wheel drive is much harder to handle in the snow.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (W-Speed Rated)

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle GT (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2008 BMW 335i Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Bronx, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

These tires handle very well in 4-6 inches of snow. Haven't driven in heavy snow yet but, I am very pleased so far!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.64
 
 

2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5
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Miles driven on tires: 32,200
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 32,200 Miles on Tires
December 30, 2013

I purchased this vehicle used with these tires on them. I know they are the OEM tires that comes with this vehicle. These tires are nothing more than average and below average in snow. My vehicle has the cold weather package with means it is used for cold weather conditions. Too bad these tires are not good for cold weather. They perform poorly and I am white knuckling it on the highways. Once I get another few thousand miles out of them, I will be purchasing new tires. I am sure I can't get tires much worse than these. The reputation continues for OEM tires not being very good.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.22
 
 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 750
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 750 Miles on Tires
January 14, 2014

Got this tire to replace the Goodyear Eagle RS-As that came on the car and I am impressed by this tire over the old set. Wet and snow traction is far superior. I can have a decent conversation in the car at highway speeds as the road noise is substantially lower. Additionally, I feel it is a true LRR as I'm still able to achieve 50+ MPG on the highway at 65mph despite the increase in tread depth.

 

Best All-Season Tires of 2013

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Neal O'Neal

It's been a great year for tires with many new performers coming to market. At the top of the all-season are a handful of newcomers and some repeat winners. Listed below are some of the top all-season performers for 2013.

Grand Touring All-Season

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

  • What We Liked: Civilized road manners and stable dry handling
  • What We'd Improve: A bit more traction and handling in wet conditions
  • Conclusion: This tire ups dry handling a little without compromising ride quality too much

Continental Pure Contact with EcoPlus Technology

  • What We Liked: Civilized road manners and stable dry handling
  • What We'd Improve: A bit more traction and handling in wet conditions
  • Conclusion: This tire ups dry handling a little without compromising ride quality too much

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia


Passenger All-Season

Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

  • What We Liked: Very good ultimate traction
  • What We'd Improve: Reduce tread noise and increase snow traction a little
  • Conclusion: A capable tire for drivers who put a priority on traction

High Performance All-Season

Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

  • What We Liked: Composed road manners
  • What We'd Improve: A small improvement in wet traction
  • Conclusion: A class-leader that holds its own against the new challengers

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Continental ExtremeContact DWS

  • What We Liked: Comfort out on the road
  • What We'd Improve: Handling precision and steering response
  • Conclusion: Delivering a good blend of road manners and handling, with a reputation for very good winter traction

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

  • What We Liked: Good overall traction and quick steering response
  • What We'd Improve: Ride comfort and handling balance when driving at the limit
  • Conclusion: Perfect for the driver who prefers quick steering response

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

  • What We Liked: Responsive handling and excellent traction, especially in the wet
  • What We'd Improve: Soften the ride quality just a little bit and increase snow traction
  • Conclusion: A very capable tire that trades some fuel efficiency for an advantage in wet grip

Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

  • What We Liked: Quiet and comfortable road manners and good snow traction
  • What We'd Improve: A moderate increase in wet traction
  • Conclusion: A good choice for drivers who don't want to worry about their tires 

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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 4-Door
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Location: New Market, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2013


Ive had these tire on for just over 10K miles from spring into fall and they have been great so far. I cant report on their performance in snowy conditions as they have not seen winter yet. Dry traction, handling, and rain have been outstanding. I wasn't sure about the claims of better mileage from "eco plus" type tires but on a recent trip from Maryland to South Carolina the car recorded its best MPG ever--almost 2 mpg better than previous best with similar cargo and destinations. Tread seems to be wearing well and looks like it will perform as advertised--only time and more miles will tell. Previous tires were the original equipment Goodyear Eagle RSA's that went 20K and a set of Michelin Pilot Sports that went just over 30K. I'd take the PureContact EcoPlus over either of the previous tires any day.
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Want to Drive Your Corvette When it Gets Cold? These Tires Will Help!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Nearly every Corvette owner I've met will admit that while their car may not be the most practical, they feels it's the most fun to drive than any other car they've owned. Even though the current C6 came with Goodyear run-flat tires that were intended for warm temperatures only, most Corvette owners would love to take their cars out on a clear and cold day and have a little fun. To get the best results in colder weather, a few all-season options are worth considering.

If you want to maintain run-flat capabilities that the Original Equipment provides, take a look at the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP. In our most recent test, both tires were impressive when pushed near the limit on our test track with the Bridgestone showing best-in-class ride comfort and predictable handling on our road course. The Michelin tire showed it can retain its handling without a big sacrifice in ride quality. For a complete recap of our test, read "Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Run-Flat Tires."


Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S
Plus ZP

Continental ExtremeContact
DWS


Some drivers would like to switch from a run-flat tire to a non-run-flat, if that sounds like you, there are three strong options worth looking at: the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season and new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. While all three provide excellent handling and added durability compared to the Original Equipment, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS has set itself apart by providing great light snow traction. In fact, the tire is currently rated number one in our survey results and has the highest marks in the following areas:

  • Hydroplaning resistance
  • Light snow traction
  • Deep snow traction
  • Ice traction
  • Ride comfort
  • Noise comfort

Whether you stick with a run-flat tire or purchase a non-run-flat design, making the switch to an all-season tire will allow you to maximize your time on the road with your beloved Corvette! 

The Best Performance All-Season Tire We Ever Tested?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

The new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, which replaces the Pilot Sport A/S Plus, has hit our test track and made quite an impression. Recently, we tested the tire against the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season and Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. Our test used the Y-speed rated model, however W-, H- and V-speed rated options are also available.

Michelin set out to minimize the performance trade-offs that have been typical of all-season tires up to this point. On the road, it really does give the confident feel of a summer tire, instead of that slight sense of indecision that plagues some all-season options.

On the track, Michelin has reset the bar by delivering precise dry handling and incredible wet traction. The tire's handling prowess stood out from the others with excellent ultimate traction, precision and very good composure with driving at the limit. This tire was so good during our test it tempted us to carry a little too much speed through the corners. It continued to hang on well even with a little too much slip angle, but begins to show some rapid treadwear when pushed too hard.

For a complete recap of our test, read "Testing the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 - Can It Set a New Performance Benchmark for All-Season Tires?"

Michelin Pilot Super Sport vs Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Friday, October 4, 2013 by Cy Chowattukunnel

In between owning my BRZ and Civic Si, I thought about purchasing a Volkswagen MK6 Golf 2.5. Yes, the MK7 is right around the corner, but newer isn't always better. Naturally I started to wonder what 225/45R17 Max Performance Summer tires would be a good choice for my hypothetical MK6?

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport would still be my first choice for its crisp, immediate and linear response. I'd also look at the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 as a great value option, as it's currently on special.

225/45-17 Goodyear Eagle F2 Asymmetric 2 $100*
225/45R17 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
$100*
225/45-17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport $158*
225/45R17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
$158*


Both tires tested well with the Michelin coming in first overall. The Goodyear option had impressive traction and was especially strong in the wet. If you drive your vehicle to its full potential, then the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is the tire for you. If you take it a little easier but want a great tire, you can't beat the value of the Goodyear option. Many MK6 2.5 drivers will be happy with this tire for its combination of value and steering response.

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Michelin Takes the Pilot Sport A/S Plus and Makes it Better With the Pilot Sport A/S 3

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Have you been tempted by great test results and feedback of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport, but need light snow traction, longer treadwear and more emphasis on lower tread noise? Sounds like you're looking for the Ultra High Performance All-Season version of the Pilot Super Sport -- the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3.

Michelin's internal testing shows marked improvement in dry and wet grip compared to its predecessor, the Pilot Sport A/S Plus. We've just completed our comprehensive comparison testing of the tire and the consensus is the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 beat its three main rivals, the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position, Continental ExtremeContact DWS and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrical All-Season. For a complete recap of our test, read "Testing the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 - Can It Set a New Performance Benchmark for All-Season Tires?"

What about the tire's snow traction? Michelin engineers have added biting edges in the grooves to improve snow grip and used their Helio compound to keep the compound more malleable at cold temperatures. For most drivers, especially those with milder winters, the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is the optimal Ultra High Performance All-Season choice.

Michelin has gone from a directional (V-shaped) tread pattern in the Pilot Sport A/S Plus to a non-directional asymmetrical (bigger outside shoulder) tread design with the Pilot Sport A/S 3. Their engineers use a varying number of longitudinal grooves to create a tread design that will resist hydroplaning and allow for cross-rotation, leading to more even wear. 205 or narrower tires have four ribs (rows of tread blocks), 205-255 width tires have five ribs and 295-265 width tires have six ribs. In the photo below, you can see some examples of the tread design differences. Pictured from left to right are 195/55R16, 235/45R17 and 275/35R20.

Hankook's Ventus S1 noble2 Will Impress You

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Our most recent test of value-priced Ultra High Performance All-Season tires pitted the well established Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS and General G-MAX AS-03 against the new Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season and Hankook Ventus S1 noble2. Both Goodyear and Hankook had strong performers in the category, but have recently updated and improved their products to get a jump on the competition. 

In order to evaluate each tire's high performance capability and every day manners, we subjected all four to both our Performance Test Track Drives and Real World Road Rides. On our 4.1-mile loop of expressways, state highways and county roads, we're able to get a sense for how each tire will perform in real world conditions, like those most of our customers experience on their daily commute. The variety of pavement, conditions and legal speeds puts each tire through its paces and helps determine overall ride comfort, road noise and handling characteristics. General's G-MAX AS-03 proved to have the most responsive feel on the highway with the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 a very close second. Goodyear's Eagle Sport All-Season and the Firestone tire were not that much behind the others, but neither were quite as crisp compared to the General. Beyond handling, the Hankook led the way for the best comfort and least amount of road noise in the group. 

On our 1/3-mile test track, we can replicate extreme maneuvers in both wet and dry conditions normally experienced during an abrupt emergency avoidance move. When driven to the limit of our test cars' capability (and our driver's ability), the Hankook continued to lead the field in dry conditions, with the General and Hankook very similar in wet conditions. In a departure from our expectations, the Goodyear and most notably the Firestone struggled to find grip and provide great handling on our well soaked track.

With all the scores tallied, the Ventus S1 noble2 edged out the veteran General G-MAX AS-03 for the win. For a full recap of our test, read "Testing Value-Priced Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires."

Dunlop SP Sport Signature Still a Top Choice in the High Performance All-Season Category

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Gary Stanley

With tire technology advancing quickly these days, it's rare to find a model of tire that stands the test of time and remains competitive in its category year after year. First introduced over six years ago, the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is one of those tires. Even after this many years, it continues to hold its own against newer tires in the High Performance All-Season category. If you're looking for a great all-season performance tire at a good price, the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is for you!

With over 2.6 million miles reported, the tire is currently ranked third in our survey results. This is a higher ranking than other popular tires including the Yokohama AVID ENVigor, Goodyear Eagle GT and BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S. The SP Sport Signature is often praised for its good road feel, quick steering response and great combination of wet and dry traction. 

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the Dunlop SP Sport Signature:

"These have been such fantastic tires that I am now on my third set. Great dry weather traction and awesome treadwear. I have been very pleased with these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan

"These tires handle great. I have almost no road noise and they handle great on wet pavement. Even with my aggressive driving habits they wore perfectly. They were a great buy for the money." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2001 Lexus ES300

"The Dunlops have transformed my car. I've gone from such noise to such quiet and smooth riding and handling. For a car with 280,000 miles on it, the difference is astounding. I'm very happy with the purchase of these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1998 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6

For more information on this tire, read "The Dunlop SP Sport Signature Continues to Impress." 

Best Replacement Tires for the Run-Flats on C6 Corvettes

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Colin .

Many Corvette owners ask about switching to non-run-flat tires for multiple reasons, including cost, selection and ride quality. For standard C6 sizes, there are a number of excellent non-run-flat options to choose from with the 245/40R18 size in the front and 285/35R19 in the rear.  

The best performance tires in terms of handling and traction are the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. Both options will give you superior handling, cornering, braking and acceleration in the dry and wet. Between the two, our testing showed the Michelin as the reigning king of the Max Performance Summer category.  

If you don't need the highest performance and want more of a value-priced tire, the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110, Continental ExtremeContact DW and Sumitomo HTR Z III would be good tires for your Corvette. Each tire will deliver good performance at a lower price point.

Some Corvette owners need an all-season option and Michelin's new Pilot Sport A/S 3 improves upon their A/S Plus in just about every category. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season is another great choice that offers responsive handing and very good wet and dry traction. It offers confidence-inspiring all-season traction for those who want to drive their vehicle any time of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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How Good Are Kumho Ecsta Tires?

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Many drivers have heard of Kumho tires since they've been sold in the United States for over ten years. If you have not considered Kumho tires in the past, you may want to take another look at them now. While Kumho does make some entry-level tires that compete on price, they also manufacture tires that compete with some of the top tires on the market.

Much like the name "Pilot" on a Michelin tire or "Eagle" on a Goodyear tire, the name "Ecsta" on a Kumho tire identifies it as one of their performance oriented tires. There is no one Kumho Ecsta tire, instead there's a family of tires that have the Ecsta name on them. Two of the best performance tires in the Kumho Ecsta line are the all-season Kumho Ecsta 4X and summer Ecsta LE Sport

If you aren't looking for an ultra high performance tire and instead want long treadlife and a quiet, soft ride, check out the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum. To see how this tire could work for you, read "Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum vs. Kumho Ecsta 4X."

 Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport
 Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
 Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta 4X


All three of these tires rate highly in their categories and performed competitively in our testing, all while still being reasonably priced. So, are Kumho Ecsta tires good? Absolutely!