Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Wow what a tire! I replaced Michelin Energy Savers with Defender. The result was astounding! I no longer get stuck in the snow, and do not have to wear ear plugs. Cornering both wet and dry improved substantially. So Huge plus for the tire: Quet, long lasting (after 20K no wear shows), great traction. Downside: very expensive.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

This is the stock tire on both our 2012 Altima and 2011 Camry. Total of 20k usage to date on both cars. It's the first new-car tire I've ever encountered that wasn't junk. For it's category it's a very nice tire. Quiet and comfortable.Doesn't handle the V6 Camry power well - can spin them at will, but that's Toyota's fault for not using a wider, stickier...  Read More

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

Just put a set on wife's 2008 Avalon, only driven 500 miles on dry roads so far, but VERY happy with these Pirelli's that replaced Michelin Energy MXV4's that wore out way too soon. Have a separate set of wheels/winter tires, so can't comment on snow/ice traction, but other reviews appear positive. Like the responsiveness as well as the ride, and they're...  Read More

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

So I drive for work, and have put about 10k miles on these tires so far. I have done no less than seven 100 mile+ trips through snow storms so far with these tires and am thoroughly impressed. My car is very light (235 width) and a light 1.6L Ecoboost motor. My car handles tenfold better than it did with the stock Michelin energy. The only thing i'd say is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have owned multiple vehicles, and some came with the Michelin MX4 high energy tires. I find the Continental DWS tire to be fare superior in just about every category that you have listed here. I more than pleased with this tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

These tires were stock from Mazda. I don't know how this tire can be rated as all season. Traction is extremely poor in the least amount of snow. It performs ok on dry roads. I will probably replace these tire before this winter is over.   Read More

Looking for Quiet Tires? Check Out My Top Three Picks!

When shopping for tires, most drivers place a good deal of emphasis on quietness. No one wants to listen to a loud tire on a long trip or have to shout at their passengers to have a conversation. Tire noise can be more than just an annoyance, it can also mask important sounds that affect vehicle performance, maintenance and safety.   For most drivers, the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

These tires are by far the BEST tires I have had on my Saab !!! The car handles great. My car feels like it's floating. Amazing ride. I highly recommend these tires. I have a radar and these tires can handle speed with ease. I've gone up to 130 mph. And its very stable. I would buy them again. I had Perelli's and they did not handle well. If you drive a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

These replaced the original Continental run-flats after 24000 miles at which point the wear bars were showing. These tires completely changed the character of the car. It now rides much more smoothly, quieter and the speedometer is more accurate. These tires were original equipment on my last two cars (Passats w/4Motion) and I loved them on those, too....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Just got these tires on 07 MDX. Ride quality is superb. Road noise reduction almost 100% from the old set of Michelin Energy. Will update when more miles are on these tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

I have a 2010 Prius that came with Yokohama 33's. These wee rough riding tires in the Prius. After reading consumer report, who rated the Continental ProContact Eco + as a great tire I went to TR and bought a set. The tires wandered on a four lane road at 65mph so I returned to TR and they said I could return the Continentals by the end of the month if I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

I have 32,000 miles on these tires and probably have 10,000 miles left. Good life for a heavy full sized car. Not to great in snow, but not terrible. Seem to be fine on wet roads. I normally drive too fast and so far the tires have kept me on the road even when roads are sandy in the spring. Our roads in this part of New York are poor in quality with pot...  Read More

What are the Quietest Tires Available for 2013? Find Out Here!

In a recent post, "Best Tire Brands for Long Treadwear", some of the longest wearing tires were discussed and how treadlife is one of the most important factors that consumers consider when deciding which tiresto buy. In addition to treadlife, tire noise is a major factor to most drivers when selecting a new set of tires. Who wants to listen to the drone of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

I am so happy with my Pirelli Scorpion Verde's that I can't wait to buy another pair. I had Michelin Energy's on my X5 and yes they are a good all around touring tire, however the price is just outragious. Plus, Pirelli's Scorpion Verde's to me are a far more superior tire from the ride, the handling and the way the tire is built. For example, as soon as...  Read More

Goodyear vs. Michelin Brand Showdown

Two of the most recognizable and respected brands in the industry are Michelin and Goodyear. Both brands have their fans, both brands have their detractors, but ask any sampling of people in the United States to name a couple of tire brands and Goodyear and Michelin will probably dominate the responses. A common question that we receive is: "Which brand is...  Read More

Best Tires for Fuel Economy

With high fuel prices, everyone is looking for ways to save money at the pump. The tires on your car have an impact on your fuel economy. One easy way to reduce your rolling resistance is to always maintain proper air pressure in your tires. An underinflated tire takes more energy to roll - costing you money. Today, many manufacturers have designed tires to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

I have a set of these Michelin LX4 on my Odyssey EXL. I had always been happy with Michelin in the past on my Honda Accords and Nissan. They are generally more quiet than any other tires of comparable costs, particularly when they get olders (35K+). This set performs well for the most part with no exception. I rotated my tires every 7.5K so they wear evenly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy LX4

These were OE tires on my Odyssey, and I've just put them back on after taking off my X-Ice xi2s, which are excellent. The LX4s are loud, hard riding tires abviously designed to squeeze out a tenth of an MPG more in testing. They were absymal in snow/ice, and hydroplane fairly easily. Treadwear has been okay, although the previous owner did not rotate them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

Six months ago, I bought the car used with 19,200 miles on it. At the time the tread depth was 5/32. Just had a 5,000 mile check and was told the tread depth is now 3/32 or less, and the tires need to be replaced. Original owners of the car bought it in Maine and resided in Florida for a couple of years, so I cannot speak to their driving habits, however, I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

These are my first winter tires and compared to the horrid Energy LX4s that were OE on the van, these cut through snow and ice like nothing I've ever seen before. Sure, if you drive fast on packed snow and jam on the brakes you can break traction, but in normal driving I never lost grip.As soon as I put them on, I noticed how quiet and smooth they are - far...  Read More