Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18     2014 Mazda CX-5More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 4,000 Location: Orillia, ON Dr...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I have had these tires on a 2008 Acura TSX as replacements for the OEM Michelin's. The reason for the purchase of these over the OEMs was because of the good online reviews and price difference.I consider myself somewhat of a spirited driver at times. I have no complaints regarding the handling, braking, and comfort of these tires. They've gotten me through...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Even with only 500 miles rolled off the tread, I can immediately tell that these tires are my new favorite. The online test result information and other reviews rate this tire far above it's price range and I concur. That is value.We have snow, ice and rain on the ground right now and the tires did better than any Michelin I normally buy. My Volvo 240 wagon...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. General Grabber HTS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67 2001 Ford Escape 4wdMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 46,000 Location: Phoenixville,...  Read More

2013 Winter Ice Rink Test Results

Our latest winter / snow tire test is now available online. We pitted Dunlop's new Winter Maxx against the Michelin X-Ice Xi3, Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact. In my previous post, "Dunlop Launches Impressive New Winter Maxx," I mentioned that the Winter Maxx was impressive in our testing, and now the official results are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

After having Pirelli's on my Volvo C70 that were horrible, I am exceedingly pleased with the MXM4's. The car rides like a new vehicle. Great control on wet roads with a crisp and comfy ride on dry. Very quiet too. My husband did not like to drive the car before because the Pirelli's were a rough ride. Now he loves my car! Cannot recommend these tires enough...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

First of all, I ordered these on the 15th, and received them at my front door on the 16th! Keep in mind, this was through UPS standard shipping. Completely blew my mind. Granted, I haven't put many miles on this set, but I can say that they are a definite improvement from the stock Michelins that came on the car when we bought it new from the dealer.Excellent...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

I cannot believe there are no reviews on this tire anywhere online! When I was searching for winter tires for my M3 I really wanted a tire that would get me through light or heavy snow, but with a strong emphasis on not sacrificing dry cold conditions. I was tempted to go with a Blizzak LM-60, but there were a few reasons I decided not to.1. The factory...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Michelin LTX M/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9     2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wdMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 5,500 Location: San Ramon, CA D...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I must say I am disappointed with these tires. They are not very uniform with noticeable runout. Even though they were installed at my BMW dealer to BMW specs, there is still vibration, though balanced down to 1 gram. Of course, when this sort of thing happens, it really highlights one of the biggest problems buying tires online: it's much harder to have...  Read More

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

What a difference! I had a missed matched pair of Dunlops on the front and Nittos on the back when I bought the car used a year ago. Road noise is down at least 50% although the Z51 package does not help matters which is fine with me. Straight line traction and braking is fantastic. Cornering is predictable and grip is light-years better than the junk that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Bought a used 05 Honda Pilot 6 months ago that had Goodyear Integrity tires (OEM specs). Everywhere on the internet these tires are rated very poorly. So even though these had about 5 - 10 k tread remaining I decided to get new tires. I was torn between the Michelin LTX M/S2, Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Pirelli Scorpion Verde...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Just put these on my 2003 X5 3.0 Sport this morning. Took them out for adrive to get a feel for them having come off of Michelin Latitude Tour HPs. I ran the Latitude's for 42k miles which is high for this tire on the X5 (negative camber kills inside treads).While early, the difference between the Latitude and Envigor is, the Michelin has a slightly softer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5 2009 Mazda MAZDA3 4-DoorMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 5000 Location: Ottawa,...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Winter's Worst Conditions

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70, Michelin X-Ice Xi2 and Continental ExtremeWinterContact tires are three of the top contenders in the Studless Ice and Snow category. The old approach to winter was that tires with aggressive tread patterns and studs were the best way to handle winter driving. It's been our experience that the advanced Studless Ice and Snow...  Read More

Wheels & Tires for the 2011-2012 VW Jetta

Despite what some automotive experts say, I really like the new Volkswagen Jetta. And, if the original Jetta tires and wheels are not to your liking, some aftermarket car rims and tires could really increase the vehicle's style. As you try to envision how a given wheel will fit on your car, keep in mind that the offset spec effects the overall look. How...  Read More

Rating Ultra High Performance Summer Tires

High performance tires for the summer driving season provide drivers of sports coupes and sedans with responsive handling and crisp steering response in wet and dry conditions. With Firestone, Michelin and Bridgestone tires making up the top five tires in our Ultra High Performance Summer category survey results, there are great options from different...  Read More

Testing Max Performance Summer Tires

I recently tested the following Max Performance Summer tires on our test track and on the street:Michelin Pilot Sport PS2              Continental ExtremeContactDW  Kumho Ecsta LE Sport               Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric  I felt the Michelin came out on top on our Real World Road Ride and Performance Test Track Drive.  It had the best combination...  Read More

Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV All-Season Tires -- Real World Fuel Economy

Tire Rack tested tires from the newer Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, collecting fuel economy data during our Real World Road Ride -- a test drive on a circuit of highway and county roads near our corporate headquarters in Indiana. The fuel economy results for the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires we tested are shown below.We had a tie for...  Read More

Track Testing Crossover/SUV Touring Tires

I recently tested the following Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires on our track in the wet. Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season       Kumho Solus KL21           Michelin Latitude Tour HP              The Pirelli was far and away the best handling and braking tire on the track. It maneuvered around the wet track with confidence. The Michelin was in the...  Read More