Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 are Mazda's mid-sized and full-sized crossover SUVs for the North American market. Despite their roomy interiors, these stylish crossovers have surprisingly nimble handling which makes them fun to drive. When the time comes to choose replacement all-season tires, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SU...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I currently have these tires on a 2004 BMW 330Ci. There were a lot of bad reviews on here about these tires but I decided to buy them anyway because of the much lower price and the $80 rebate offered. I owned a pair of Hankook Ventus RS2 about 5 years ago and those tires were the best (200 tread wear). The cornered compared to the Micheline Pilot Sport 2 for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Came OEM on my car. Great traction in wet and dry. 8 track days and 8600 miles and still plenty of tread. I am impressed by the mileage for a high performance tire. Tons of grip on the track, predictable slip with appropriate level of sound feedback and feel through the steering. I hear how great Michelin's are but I competed at an auto cross against a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Overall, I have relatively satisfied with the performance of these tires. I got them through a local installer in Nov 2014 and now have 5 track events (~750 miles total on track) plus daily driving (~7000 miles) through the winter and spring. This includes wet track day conditions, torrential rain on the highway several times and a couple icing conditions...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have driven in terrible winter conditions all across Canada (for 20 plus years) and these tires are by far the best I have ever owned (I am talking SUV driving). From heavy wet snow to hard packed snow in -30 windy conditions, to black ice, to ice....these tires have never let me down. They have been so good, I have rarely had to resort to flipping the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Best tires I've had, Aggressive driving. I wore them out in 8000 miles doing burnouts and autocrossing the truck. I have an LS3 Corvette V8 in my single cab pickup. When the tires were new, they made ZERO road noise and rode smoothly. I took them through 8 of slushy snow and they performed. I took them through severly soft sand in a well traveled river bed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

The best wet and dry traction I've yet experienced. A quiet and comfortable ride on the highway, with confident cornering and braking in the city. An outstanding tire.About as sticky as my prior Scorpions, stickier than the Geolandars I installed before that. Much smoother and much quieter than both. They might be a touch less sporty than the Scorpions; I...  Read More

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

68k on these and they have been just fine. Rotated them at 25k and then again at 50k, just now looking for a new set - will easily make it to 70,000. Noise is good on the black stuff, little loud on concrete. Can't really comment on snow performance - car is too light (Rav4 2wd) to go anywhere in the snow, don't get much down here anyway. All in all a great...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

I use this Mazda CX7 in all weathers around Pittsburgh, with occasional road trips to up-state New York, Canada, and across Ohio. Winters cold, snowy, and icy. Spring fall rainy, Summers can be very warm. Generally pleased with the all round performance and noise levels, which help make this vehicle fun to drive. However, had hoped to get more than 30,000...  Read More

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

This is the only tire I will buy. It is and always will be #1 for me. These Michelins are great. No other tires can compare to how well they perform. They grip so well that I've yet to find someplace where they will not do their job. Of course, nothing works well on ice. I have a heavy foot and normally drive 20mph over the speed limit on highways. I take...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP

Just broke in my new Michelin tires on a 1000 mile trip from VA to PA and back and they performed great! They handled excellent on the highway (dry and wet conditions). Going 80+ in heavy downpour these tires kept me in constant contact with the road. Never once, in about a 20 minute stretch of heavy rain, did the tires lose traction with the road! Dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Likely the best tire I've ever owned. After mounting and road force balancing on my 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport, the car came to life. It is incredibly predictable, whether wet or dry, and these tires hit the corners better than just about any I've ever owned. If you're a spirited driver like me, be sure and stay on top of the pressure of the tires to keep maximum...  Read More

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

reasonable overall performer. I live in the North west and this is definitely a good 3 season tire with very good performance characteristics for what it is (a ultra-high performance all-season tire). It has good slow breaking away characteristics (progressive) in the dry and copes very well with manageable wet performance as well   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

These replaced Pilot Sports (not even PS2) and they are absolutely a world apart. These tires clearly match the car's capabilities. In all ways they are better than the previous Pilot Sports: traction (unreal), responsiveness, straight line (very little tramlining), feedback, traction (worth mentioning twice). They are a little quieter and softer feeling...  Read More

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

The Michelin Pilot AS3 is simply amazing in the wet and dry (cold or hot weather). I bought this in the summer and so far I've accumulated roughly 5000 miles on these. The steering feel is very responsive, you always know what the tires are doing, I could have sworn this feels very much like a high performance summer tire. In return, you could also feel some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I was apprenhensive about these tires when shopping. They have good reviews, but I had doubts. I had less than three years and 30,000 miles on a set of Michelin Latitude Tour HPs, and they were like driving on stones. I thought I had suspension problems, and I had recently refreshed all of the suspension parts. With 86,000 miles on this XC70, these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I purchased a set of these tires in hopes of a cross over tire that could handle daily driving and track use. In short: amazing tires! These are some of the most precise and predictable tires I have used, which makes them perfect for spirited driving on curvy canyon roads and occasional ventures to the track. I live in southern California and don't get much...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I held off on reviewing this tire until I had a few miles on this set. I now have almost 20,000 miles on them and they look like new. I had Michelins on my Mazda 6 prior to replacing them with the Generals. I have replaced Michelins in the past because I found them to be terrible in the rain and snow as well as noisy when cornering. The Altimax tires corner...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Excellent tire. Switched from Michelin to Continental Extreme Contact DW. Much quieter and better ride than Michelin yet very responsive for performance driving. Perfect tire for daily driver (comfort) and occasional track day. Tread holds up well. Surprisingly good in the rain. Highly recommended.   Read More