Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

I'm located in the midwest where winter conditions vary widely from day to day. I've had Michelin xIce xI3, and General Altimax Arctics in the past (on FWD Honda vehicles). I decided to try these Pirelli Ice Zero FR tires on my RWD e320. I have Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires for the other 3 seasons, so I'm comparing these Pirelli's to a very well-rated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Purchased these tires for a third vehicle (2002 Mercedes ML500) which my daughter mainly drives. I worked at the factory that built this vehicle and these tires are much better than the OEM tires were. We just had a snow storm were I live here in Virginia Beach and these tires were phenomenal on the very icy and snowy roads. The wear performance (treadwear...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice xi3 is a huge step up in winter driving performance with MSW Wheels compared to the Michelin HydroEdge for Salt Lake City. We've driven them in deep snow, glare ice, and light snow. We've had a number of wet days and dry days. I've been very pleased with the performance in multiple driving conditions. My wife puts a lot of highway miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Amazing highway tire. Quiet, smooth and responsive. Pleasantly surprised at snow and slush traction. My Tacoma is 2wd but it feels in total control like 4wd, so long I don't make sudden changes or spin the tires. Perfect tire for my TRD suspension and fits my style of driving. I highly recommend for any light truck regardless of drivetrain.   Read More

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

My last set of tires were winter tires. I live in Denver and took a risk buying these tires for winter and summer since winter tires noticeably reduce performance. I put these on and for about a month drove on dry pavement and my car seems to accelerate faster and handle way better. I love these tires. We had a dry November but it has snowed a bunch since....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

By far the best tires i have ever owned (and i've owned many) for performance. I've had a set on my BMW M235i (non-awd) and boy do these things grip, very sticky once warm! The car does the advertised 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and you feel the acceleration all because of the tires grip. It's my Daily so its mostly City with some Highway. I have done some light...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The X Ice Xi-3 is a very good winter tire. I'm happily well into my second winter with these on my 2013 G37xS. Excellent capability in all winter conditions. I have no issues whatsoever getting around even during Lake Effect storms and streets that don't get plowed all winter. Bonus: The penalties in comfort and dynamics typically associated with winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I bought my 2006 Acura RL in Dallas and brought it home to Denver. The car had Michlin Pilot Performance tires.They said M&S and I couldn't wait until the first snow to see how the SH-AWD did in the snow. Our first snow was a good one and the streets in my neighborhood were snow packed and slick. The first turn the car would not even turn. I gave it some gas...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

I just replaced these tires with new defender tires. The reason was not that they were worn out but a snow storm was coming in. There was at minimum another 5 or 10k left on the tires if driven in good weather. I only rotated the tires once during there life.   Read More

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

Just did a trip from Seattle to Bend, OR to Winthrop, WA and back to Seattle over the holidays. In snow/ice/compact for 90% of the time, temps never above 28 as soon as we got out of the Puget Sound area, with lows in high single digits. These tires flat out perform. From compact snow/ice to 4 of fresh over compact to 7 of fresh over gravel, these things...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Purchased four Michelin LTX tires for our '12 Nissan Armada SUV back in August 2014. We've put over 52,000 miles on them in less than 2 & 1/2 years with everything from daily city driving to big multiple 600+ mile vacations. Been through dry level pavement, dirt roads, ice, snow, etc and these tires are awesome! Kept them rotated and balanced to help with...  Read More

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

Driven through 2 inches to 12 inches of snow....unbelievable good traction compared to 2 previous brands on a large SUVs. out for a drive tonnight with family to get take out....6 inches of snow in 2 hours....had to avoid 2 other vehicles sliding through a 4 way stop and a red light....unbelievable how good these tires are. Had to quickly accelerate and one...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I bought this tire to replace OEM Toyo which wore out at 30000 miles. It is about the same in noise level, almost nothing, the tire gives a more truck like ride, a little firmer than the Toyo's. Even though I have only put on 500 miles, I like the tire. Light snow is no problem, haven't had a chance yet to evaluate the tire in deep snow. Gravel roads it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am an aggressive diver and wanted an aggressive snow so based on the reviews I ordered these for my AWD WRX. I was disappointed at the way they looked thinking they did not look aggressive enough. Now that I finally got to drive in some good snow I am impressed. First snowfall I drove through the snow mound left by the plow in my driveway, up my hill,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Very quiet and unusually good in up to 6 inches of unplowed snow and great on ice. I have a front wheel drive and so, the tires are very important to winter driving. Not at all disappointed. Dry and wet conditions are no problem at all. Unusually smooth on the highway. I don't experience the apparent drag of the stock tires that came with the jeep. Would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was looking for the Bridgestone Blizzak W80s to put on my Sonata, as I had them previously, but they were out of stock at the time I needed them. Gave these a try, so it's a direct comparison between the two brands.In a nutshell the Michelins are very good, but the Blizzak W80 has them beat on overall snow traction. In moderate snow cover you can almost...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I purchased these Bridgestone Blizzak snow tires based on the many positive reviews they received. These snow tires are unbelievable in that they are extremely quiet and the ride and handling are almost as good as the standard Michelin Primacy tires that are on the car during the rest of the year. Their grip in snow is fantastic. I also highly recommend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Compared to the Michelin Defenders they replaced these corner better and have at least as good, if not better, traction on snow and ice. I can't report on durability as they are new, but they can't be worse than the Defenders, which only last 40,000 despite their 90,000 rating. Michelin did give me a nice refund for the mileage shortfall though, so props to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This is the fourth vehicle I have put either the DWS06 or its predacessor the DWS on. I have been very pleased in each case. We have the DWS on our BMW Z3 and on our Porsche Boxster and had them on a previous Mazda 3. The new DWS 06 is a bit quieter and has a bit better turn in and retains the excellent ride and grip under all conditions other than snow &...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

with only 2000 miles on these and no snow / ice driving it's hard to rate them in that area but the dry / wet traction is at least as good or better than the Michelins they replaced. the Michelins felt squirmy under cornering conditions and the Contis feel much better connected. they may be a little rougher over some surfaces but it feels like the side walls...  Read More