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 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 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 Potenza RE050A

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.62
 
 

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8
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Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location: Weston, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
November 15, 2013

My Genesis Coupe came with these tires as Original Equipment, the front tires are still ok however I doubt they will reach 20K miles, the rear set however are pretty much worn out at 11K. After reading the other consumer surveys I'm not surprised this tire is not ranked well, it is probably one of the most expensive tires on the market when you take into account that it doesn't last more than 10-15K miles. From a performance point of view the tire is good (not exceptional) however, the low tread-wear definitely does not make purchasing these tires a sound investment.

I also purchased these tires (without checking reviews) about a year ago for my 2010 GTI, the OE Continentals lasted for around 26K miles however these same model Potenza's have 9K on them and have less than 50% life left, clearly another reason not to purchase. My next purchase will probably be the Potenza's S04 Pole Position, yes still Potenza however at a lower prices with better ratings

 

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!

Always great selection/prices, and fast shipping from Tire Rack. Don't waste your time
with the other online vendors.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2011 Hyundai Tucson
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Hagatna, GU
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2013

I live and drive in Guam, the roads are wet 370 days of the year (joke). I needed something that would resist hydroplaning and have decent wet traction. The OEM tires left me spinning at intersections and slipping when leaving to start up a hill.

These tires have been outstanding for comfort and wet traction.

The only issue I have is that these tires have a whine/droning hum between 50-57mph..and only in the at range. I had the tires rebalanced and an alignment check done within a couple days...everything was spot on. I switched the set out with a standby set of rims and tires and the whine went away.

I guess if these tires hold up and the wet traction is good, I can live with the noise...since the island wide speed limit is 35mph. LoL

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8
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Miles driven on tires: 8,300
Location: Great Neck, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,300 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2013

Excellent tire for snow and slush. Ride is soft for a high performance tire. Treadwear is exceptional, will last me at least two, maybe three seasons. The only way I would'nt buy this tire again is when they come out with something better.

 

Hankook Tires - Great Grip. Great Price.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Zig Ziegler

When shopping for tires, value is always a big concern for customers. One of the most common questions I receive is, "Which tire can give me the maximum amount of grip for the best price?" If this sounds like you, Hankook may offer just what you've been shopping for. They offer high quality tires at a great price.

Customers are surprised to learn Hankook is the seventh largest and one of the fastest growing tire manufacturers in the world. Hankook is also an Original Equipment tire supplier for Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen. They offer a tire for almost every need and three of their most popular selections are the Ventus V12 evo K110, Ventus R-S3 and Ventus S1 noble2.

 Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
 Hankook Ventus R-S3
Hankook Ventus R-S3
 Hankook Ventus S1 noble2
Hankook Ventus S1 noble2


The Ventus V12 evo K110 is Hankook's Max Performance Summer tire developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and high performance sedans. It's designed to combine comfort and control in dry and wet road conditions. Ventus V12 evo K110 radials feature Hankook's High Tg Polymer & Specific Resin (HPSR) compound molded into a directional tread design featuring a Multiple Tread Radius (MTR) profile that combines notched shoulder ribs, independent intermediate tread blocks and a continuous center rib to blend powerful braking with predictable handling. Wide circumferential and Y-shape lateral grooves help direct water through the tire's footprint to resist hydroplaning.

Ventus R-S3 tires are Hankook's Extreme Performance Summer option developed for serious sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts looking for a race-minded street tire that can also meet the demands of autocross, drifting and track events. The Ventus R-S3 is designed to reduce the performance gap between street and track tires by significantly improving dry traction. Hankook Racing Carbonblack Silica Compound (RCSC) technology has been incorporated into the Ventus R-S3 to improve dry grip. The tire's profile has been developed to maximize a footprint contact patch that features a directional tread design comprised of large shoulder blocks, notched intermediate ribs and a wide center rib to deliver constant road contact and enhance the tire's handling capabilities.

The Ventus S1 noble2 is their Ultra High Performance All-Season tire developed for drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans looking to combine on-road performance with all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions. Designed to provide Hankook’s ideal ultra high performance all-season balance, the Ventus S1 noble2 blends handling and cornering performance with all-season traction, even in light snow. Ventus S1 noble2 tires use hybrid compound technology silica that combines wet road traction with lower rolling resistance and longer treadlife. This compound is molded into a sophisticated semi-rib asymmetric tread design that features notched outboard shoulders, intermediate and center ribs to deliver responsive handling and stable cornering in dry conditions. Four circumferential grooves and inboard Aqua Hydro Block technology provide efficient wet traction and braking. Carving edge grooves and 3D sipes promote wet road and wintertime traction without abandoning dry road response and handling.

If you're looking to upgrade the performance of your vehicle at a value price, take a look at Hankook's tires today!

Kumho Tires Make a Great Option

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Steve Huffman

So, you're in the market for a new set of tires and you've come across Kumho, a brand you may not be all that familiar with. Fair enough, they may not be as big of a household name as Goodyear or Michelin, but this Korean brand is one of the top tire manufacturers in the world. In the United States, you will find Kumho tires as Original Equipment on many Hyundai, Kia and Ford vehicles. Simply put, Kumho makes a good tire at a good price.

Their Ecsta LX Platinum is a highly rated Grand Touring All-Season tire. This tire has been one of our best sellers for the past few years. It has very nice ride qualities, including a very smooth, quiet and comfortable ride. The tire has good all-season traction, to go along with a long-lasting 60,000-mile treadlife warranty.

The Kumho Solus KR21 is their Standard Touring All-Season option. While this tire may not have the premium qualities as the Platinum model mentioned above, it is a nice value option none the less. Going along with great all-season traction, this tire is one of the longest lasting options with an 85,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Kumho's Ecsta 4X is an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire that provides awesome handling and great responsiveness, combined with year-round traction. This sporty tire has a cool tread design that is backed by a 40,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Kumho Solus KR21
Kumho Solus KR21
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta 4X


If you're looking to try a new brand of tires, Kumho provides great tires at a great value.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2010 Hyundai Veracruz
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Gatineau, QC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

Awesome price point. Using these tires in a northern climate. They perform exceptionally well in deep snow, slush, wet roads etc... would highly recommend them.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

2006 Hyundai Sonata LX
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Miles driven on tires: 10
Location: Cathedral City, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10 Miles on Tires
April 21, 2013

What a wonderful tire! So quiet, and smooth riding! I had Michelins on my car, but these had a higher rating than the MXM4! And the tire(s) where around $200.00 less than the Michelins. Thank you TireRack.com, you guys are the best!

 

Best Price on Michelin Tires for Toyota, Honda, Nissan and More!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Gary Stanley

When asked about which brand of tires are associated with quality, many think of Michelin. Their reputation is well deserved. For decades, Michelin has been an industry leader in tire technology, making some of the best tires that money can buy. While they make outstanding performance tires, like the Pilot Super Sport, Michelin may be best known for producing some of the smoothest and quietest riding all-season tires on the market.

Not everyone is looking for the best handling and steering response, instead many drivers simply want a tire that's quiet, safe and will last for a long time. For those who are looking for the best price on Michelin tires, check out a couple of the lowest priced options in two popular sizes.

205/65R15

This is a commonly used tire size for a mid-size sedan such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Ford Taurus and Chevy Malibu. The best priced Michelin tire in this size is the Defender. Michelin's Defender is an outstanding Standard Touring All-Season tire with long wear, great traction and a quiet ride. For more information on this tire, read "Michelin Defender Review and Test."

235/70R16 

Many SUVs, trucks and crossover vehicles use this common 16" tire size, including the Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and various Jeep models. In this size, the lowest priced Michelin tire is the Latitude Tour. This tire, back in early 2012, was one of my top choices for vehicles being driven on the street only. It's still a top contender for those who don't take their vehicles off-road. 

 Michelin Defender
Michelin Defender
 Michelin Latitude Tour
Michelin Latitude Tour


Shop by size to see which Michelin tires are available for your vehicle.

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 3.8
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Miles driven on tires: 1,400
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,400 Miles on Tires
April 27, 2013

These tires are VERY quiet. Much quieter than the OEM Dunlops. Steering response is improved, reducing under-steer. 90+ speed stability is excellent, even on grooved pavement. Wet performance is outstanding. We were caught in a mountain downpour and the tires never flinched. Will definitely purchase Pirelli again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 3.8
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Grandville, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 21, 2013

This is my third set of tyres on my car. They replaced Michelin MXMV4s. They are amazing tires, though they do ride a bit firm. They are super quiet.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57
 
 

2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Sanford, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 02, 2013

Went from the OEM 225/45/18 Hankook Optimo H431 on OEM 18x8 to 245/35/19 Michelin PSS on 19x8.5 wheels. I'm very ocd when it comes to proper air pressure. I use nitrogen and run 38psi, 3psi over oem to optimize for proper load rating. Even though I drive a 4-door sedan, I drive it spirited! The PSSs in my honest opinion is an incredible tire in all aspects. I use to race BMWs and Mazdas in SCCA and know a little about racing. Hence, this tire has great turn-in and allows for sustained control cornering with little push. The variable contact patch seems to just bite the harder I engage cornering and handles the car's weight transfer during cornering, maximizing lateral grip. Wet weather handling is great, however our rainy season has yet to hit us down here in central Florida. In the rain that we have had the tire does very well in both handling, hydroplaning, and breaking. I've driven on Goodyear's F1, Bridgestone's S04, and Conti's Contact DW & DWS. Looking forward to updating this review after I put some mileage on the tires. Stay tuned!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75
 
 

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Valencia, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

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

I had a 2009 Genesis 4.6 and purchased my first A/S plus after my Michelin HXMX4's wore out at 40,000 miles. These tires were very responsive and a nice improvement during canyon driving. After 5,000 miles I traded the 2009 in for a 2012 Gensis 5.0 R Spec. I replaced the OEM Continentals after 1,000 miles, Conti's were too cushiony for a vehicle like the R Spec. Had the 245 45 ZR 19's put on and were night and day better than the OE Conti's. I enjoy driving in the canyon roads of southern CA and these tires have not disappointed. Tread wear is not an issue and wet/dry performance is impressive. For a vehicle with 429 HP these A/S Plus tires are doing a great job. I drove in the San Bernadino mountains a few weeks back after a good snowfall and I didn't experience any issues with traction. This is my second set, one for each vehicle, and I am extremely satisfied with these A/S Plus tires

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH16

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Solus KH16Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2002 Hyundai Sonata GL
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
January 14, 2008

I had the Yokohama Avid H4s on before I bought these. The first thing I noticed is that snow and ice traction has improved a little compared to the Yokohamas. The sticky feel of the Yokohama's isn't present on these but they hold their own Touring tires. I like that they are rated for a higher PSI than the Yokohamas as this gives them a more solid feel on the road. Noise comfort is stellar and whisper quiet. Like riding on cotton balls. Much more so than the Yokohamas. Treadwear seems nonexistent thus far. These are a great deal and for those considering the Yokohama H4s, don't overlook these, you'll be pleasantly surprised. I am. Will buy again when the time comes to replace my tires.