Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2009 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Palmer, AK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
December 21, 2013

I grew up in Alaska, and have driven every year since my 15th birthday. I drive +-100 miles per day, 85 of those on the highway. I've never been more inspired by the reliability and predictability of a tire than I am with these.

Usually tires are pretty close in performance, in-class. These tires BOLDLY stand alone in their snow and ice handling. I have used 3 other top brand and technology competitors, and they are in a class of their own WELL BELOW these Altimax Arctic tires.

There is not a lot more that I can say, you simply have to trust that they truly are that much better. Now, the ONLY thing that I would say, others may give differing reviews because their "winter conditions" are occasional snow and ice. This review is quite specifically referring to an environment where there is snow and or ice for 5+ months of the year. Other tires are better suited for 'occasional' snow and ice due to their dry performance, but I stand very firmly behind the superiority of these tires on snow and ice, with decades of aggressive driving experience in winter conditions.

Cheers

 

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: 7.78
 
 

2011 Hyundai Accent Hatchback
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Louisville, KY
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

Don't be mislead by the low price: this is a top tire. One of the best ones I used. So don't let a tire shop talk you into a more expensive one. I was a bit worried but I have not regretted getting it for a second.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Canton, TX
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
December 30, 2013

Just had these tires put on, and all I can say is wow. These tires are great compared to the Kumho stock tires on my Hyundai. I am very happy with them. Extremely quite, ride is very smooth, handling is terrific. No issues whatsoever. I have only put a 100 miles on them so I can't comment on treadwear and wet conditions yet. But I was compelled to leave a review because these tires are wonderful. Very happy I decided on the Cont. Pure Contacts.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.44
 
 

2011 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Saint Peters, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 14, 2013

Bought these tires last september. This is my third set. Originals were Dunlap and were ok in the dry and rain but dangerous in the snow. Got rid of those and bought General GMax. They were good in the rain but that was it. Very noisy not good at all in the snow.
First impression. Transformed the car. Very quiet.Did not wander and just as good as the GMaxin the rain. I was waiting to do this review until it snowed. We just got snowmageddon.Started as rain went to sleet, then 7 inches of snow. I had to go out so the first comparison was whether I would make it up the incline out of our subdivision. The city only plows the main roads and gets to the side roads days later. Last year in better conditions I only made it half way out. This year no problem. When I got to the market people were skidding and having problems getting going from a stoplight. Once again no problem. It was a tossup whether I was going to get these Conti's or the Perelli tires. Opted for these when Tire Rack came out with the Winter test.
These tires are clearly superior to the Generals and Dunlops. If you live where you get ice and snow seriously consider these tires. The Genesis is big heavy rear drive and relatively wide tires, not a good combination for winter driving. On my son's subaru they are magic. On the Genesis they make it so you can safely navigate the bad weather. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.55
 
 

2012 Hyundai Veloster
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Blaine, MN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 02, 2014

was very disapointed heard so many great things about these. will have to say the general atimax was night and day difference !!!
would reccomend

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.1
 
 

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2014

Having an ice storm here in New Hampshire, wife needed to get to hospital, roads were a sheet of ice.Told her to wait, she went through the ice like a hot knife in butter. Awesome never would have thought they would perform as they did.
Will be buying for all vehicles next year. If studs are available they will be on my truck also.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi2

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.78
 
 

2013 Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,050
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,050 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

I drive highway, city, and rural dirt/gravel roads, hence my inclusion of "off-road" driving conditions. The dirt roads in rural Missouri are "minimum maintenance" and I rely on excellent tires to travel to our cabin throughout the winter, a 100 mile trip from Omaha. I typically buy Blizzaks and was disappointed they weren't made for my Accent. TireRack suggested the Michelin X-2 Ices and they have done the job spectacularly, enabling me to drive through a 10" snow we received two weeks ago.

Thank you! Great tires! Mark Surmeier

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.64
 
 

2012 Hyundai Tucson
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2014

Excellent tire...I don't feel much difference In handling ability over my all seasons but the grip and stability are impressive. This winter has been a horrible one so far and I was wondering if my stability control was not working on my car because the light never comes on. I had to test it in an empty parking lot making very aggressive turns to finally see the TCS light come on. This absolutely confirms that the x-ice3's are superb at keeping my car in control under severe winter conditions which is important to me and my family's safety.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH25

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KH25 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.73
 
 

2013 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 28,000
Location: Clifton, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 28,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2014

Worst tires you can possibly use in snow/ice. Does not have any traction and the car won't come to stop, every time you press brakes ABS kicks inn and the car will just slide. Trend wear is not good either, had to change these tires out at 28,000 miles. Went with continental pure contact and they are much better in snow. Hyundai, start using better tires in your cars.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2012 Hyundai Elantra Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Maryville, TN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 16, 2014

What a difference! Replaced Continentals that were good performing tires. This little Elantra now feels like a German car. Excellent steering feedback, great stability. This may sound weird, but the car feels like a "heavier" vehicle...a good thing. LOVE these tires! Have not driven in snow/ice.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I rarely take the trouble to write positive reviews, but after my experience yesterday I had to give these tires a nod. I drove about 250 miles in a snow storm in temps below 15degF, highway and local driving. Roads were a mix of wet where salt had melted snow, packed snow, slushy snow, probably some ice underneath. Virtually every possible condition. Combined with AWD on my Hyundai, these tires performed flawlessly. Cars were spun out, drivers were crawling along with their hazard lights on. I was able to drive up 55 mph, in the lanes that hadn't been well-plowed, passing trucks and cars, with confidence. Never lost control, car remained stable, tracked steering input very well. I had wondered if it was worth the money for dedicated snow tires...I'm not wondering anymore. These are killer snow tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.8
 
 

2013 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 800
Location: Rutherford, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 800 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

Fantastic Tire! The Khumo KH25's that came on my Sonata were lasted only 22,000 miles, absolute junk. I had these Generals put on the day I was going to Vermont because I was so nervous about having the original tires still on. Along with being a great deal, these tires are fantastic on wet surfaces and in moderate snow. We hit several snow squalls while climbing over 2,000 feet into the mountains on frozen roads.
The tires performed better than I could have ever expected. Shockingly good grip in almost any road condition, like snow tires! We felt very safe and confident with these tires on. I only have 800 miles on these tires but the first 600 were put on within 3 days of installing them and in mostly terrible weather. A great test that this tire past with flying colors.
I look forward to many happy miles with these things on my car.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.9
 
 

2011 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Huntington, NY
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I did a lot of reading before selecting these tires. I needed to replace the Kumho's that came standard on my Sonata. The original tires were the worst I've ever encountered in snow. I was afraid that all my research on buying the Sonata was wrong. I live in New York and although we don't get a lot of snow, the past two years have been above average. The new Continental tires on my car made a world of difference. We just got 14" of snow and my car went everywhere I asked, without spinning and sliding. I was not driving through 14" of snow, but the plowing still left a lot of snow on the ground and did not cause me any problems. I would not recommending these tires, or buying them again. The only thing that I cannot comment on is the tread-life and I've only put about 5,000 miles on them so far. I hope this has been beneficial.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09
 
 

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

Bought as All-Season tires since the OEMs were worn and unsafe in the current snow, but I don't want to change out for summer. I needed a tire that will support my car's acceleration, handling, and top speed while providing acceptable snow traction and treadlife value for the dollar. These are THE exact fit for the bill. Dry handling is more predictable near limits than the stock RE92As, snow handling is confidence-inspiring and TRC handles any stepping out. Ride quality is quiet and comfy, though a little "thumpy" over road snakes and seams. Treadlife warranty doesn't have small print about mismatched section size, so I'm not worried about them not making it to their promised 50K, I'd be happy to get a new set for a discount/free. Makes owning a powerful RWD car in Michigan a lot more sane.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

2009 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Homewood, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 07, 2014

I do not notice the noise levels claimed by other drivers. Given winter has now hit the Midwest hard I wanted to see how these tires performed. I gave them high marks for light and deep snow traction.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5
 
 

2006 Hyundai Sonata GL
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2013

Catching this tire on sale made it a super buy. I have a set of these on my 97 BMW 318ic and they have every bit as much traction and adhesion as the set of michelins that where on the car when I bought it. General makes a very good product for the price. And although it may not be for everyone, if handling and traction as well as safety are your priorities, this is probably the best tire you can get in the low cost range.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.18
 
 

2009 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Fairport, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
November 13, 2013

I was so sad that these weren't offered in 255/45 R19 for my new car. I was after Conti Extreme Contact but my local garage didnt have them and tirerack was out of stock. Instead, the garage gave me these and these tires were like glue to the road. I am the guy that flies by you in the worst of weather. I had these on a 2009 Sonata. I drove at what speed I wanted regardless of the conditions. Usually on the highway, the right lane was (moving slow) clear and the left lane was still snow covered. I would move the left lane to pass everyone and my tires rode with confidence. My ABS and ESP rarely had to engage unless I was taking off from a dead stop or trying to slide through a turn intentionally.. which was actually difficult to do with these tires. In deep snow I had to slow up a bit as well as heavy slush in between lanes. I would not go head first through slush; my lane changes were very gradual. However these tires handled very predictably and again I am so sad that I cannot purchase them for my 2013 Taurus. If I were you, I would seriously consider a set of these.

 

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

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.33
 
 

2011 Hyundai Sonata
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Miles driven on tires: 50
Location: Surrey, BC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2013

A great overall tire. I had bought these after reading the great reviews and am not dissapointed. It has been only 50 miles; but, i can truly say these are a great improvement over the stock hankook h431. The ride is much smoother, steering feels effortless and highway sound is very minimal. I am one who hates interior sound unless its a performance car, so these tires are helping me out. While highway noise almost gone, city driving noise is still there (lowered). If you are looking for the quietest ride, i would recommend these; however, you will need to sound deaden your car as well with mlv, closed cell foam and cld tiles to get super quiet. Moreover, the ride improved over the hankooks, smaller bumps are less noticable and the car does not crash over speed bumps anymore. Wet handling is is great, the new tires in the wet feel like my old ones in the dry. Steering effort has decreased and brake dive is basically gone. Great overall tire, would recomment it.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75
 
 

2010 Hyundai Sonata 4 Cylinder
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
October 20, 2013

I had Michelin MXV4s and loved them. After all the hype about the Turanza's I thought I'd give them a shot. So far I'm not impressed. My car has been to the shop 6 times trying to get them to balance and still no luck. They've replaced one of the tires and found 2 more that may need to be replaced as they're close to being out of spec after 2 road force balances. I just purchased after market wheels since it looks like one of my factory steel wheels has a slight wobble. They seem to have very good traction, are pretty quite, but gas mileage decreased a bit. I'll update after I get the new wheels next week. Hopefully, I can give them a better review.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,860
Location: Canonsburg, PA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 5,860 Miles on Tires
November 14, 2013

Just recently purchased these tires, and had them mounted/balanced and went on a coast to coast trip to visit my parents. There tires were purchased for winter use here in Western Pennsylvania, but I used them for my long trip from PA to California. Outstanding traction in the snow and ice, and surprisingly excellent grip in rain, and dry conditions. Didn't notice any discernible wear for the almost 6000 mile round trip!

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