Michelin Defender LTX or Michelin LTX Premier: Which is Right for You?

Michelin recently introduced two new tire lines, the Premier LTX and Defender LTX M/S. Both tires are available in some of the same sizes, so a common question is, "Which one is the better choice?" For starters, these are both great tires and we expect many years of rave reviews to come. The Premier LTX features Expanding Rain Grooves and Emerging Grooves...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

After coming off the stock Michelins that were factory installed, I wish I had made the change to these BF Goodrich tires sooner. They are a much better riding tire, minimally noisier, and light snow and rain traction is great. I've driven in heavy rain at 80 plus and an inch of snow that was a bit icy underneath and the tires kept traction at all times. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Great tires! I have these on my car and my daughter also has them on a 2012 Corolla. We each love the handling characteristics. My wife has Michelin AS on her Camry. Both the PureContact and AS are truly excellent tires. To me, the Continetals give better road feel while the Michelins are a bit quieter. The choice between the two is a more matter of personal...  Read More

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

Replaced OEM Dunlop at 25K miles with Ecopia due to bad ride comfort and noise level.Switched to H-rated Ecopia and immediately noticed better and softer ride on bumpy road. Road noise has been significantly reduced as I can listen to radio with volume level 2 even at 70 MPH on highway. I dislike Lexus stiff suspension on RX since I bought the car new. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2

I work in the automotive industry and test drive a lot of vehicles. Originally I had the michelin atx tires on it in E load range. I worked for bridgestone at the time and had a GREAT deal on them. I bought them and have loved them. I have a farm in east Texas that has some rock in it but mostly sandy soil and clay with slightly rolling hills. I also have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I have never used a dedicated snow tire until now. I was actually looking forward to a year of heavy snow in northern Wisconsin to really test these tires, but unfortunately el nino made for only a couple decent snowfalls. I am overall very impressed by these tires. The price was outstanding compared to other snow tires and they delivered great traction. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max

I believe these tires are too soft of a compound for this heavy suv. I will admit I have not rotated them every 5k as I have brought it to the dealer for the free two year maintence which is about every 7,500. The tires are wearing terribly on the outer edges. I have one more rotation and then all four will need replacement. The most I will get out of these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

My car came with Continental ContiContactPro SSR Runflats. The ride was so uncomfortable and you could feel every little tiny bump on the road. The worst part is I drove over a pot hole and blew the sidewall out...so much for run-flats because I couldn't go more than 5 miles. Took it to the dealership, luckily I had tire and wheel warranty to cover the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I had used studded snows on the wifes Prius, but did not want the extra noise that they made on my car. I use this car 2 to 4 days a week on a nearly 150 mile parts delivery route. I was shocked at how well they do in bad weather. They are NOT as good as studded snows, but better than any snows I have ever had...almost as good as studded, but without the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2

These made in France PA2's are continuing to soldier on in over two years and pass 25k miles! Highs: great all around usefulness in all weather conditions. Comfort. And durability. Made a Michelin fan out of me. I'll be back for more Michelin tires!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

After 45K miles, I decided to take these tires off and use them again next winter. There is still 8/32 of tread left! They are quiet and produce 10% better mpg in summer than my Premier tires. Looks like next spring I will just leave them on until they wear out, if they wear out.   Read More

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

Purchased the tires after a 30 snow event, but not installed as my X4 was still being built. Light snow and heavy rain traction excellent. Below freezing ride also excellent. Dry road noise levels almost inaudible. I would recommend this tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

The Michelin Defender is a decent tire overall, but it's wearing far too fast to consider buying it again. We have 34,000 miles on them and they're almost worn out (warranty is for 90,000 miles).   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I've had the luck of a weekend of changing weather conditions and about 200 miles to test out these new tires. I wasn't initially giving BFG any consideration, but the testing and ratings of Tire Rack and its customers were enough to finally convince me. Sure enough...I am thoroughly impressed! They are amazingly quiet compared to the Michelin Pilot Sport...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The tires that came on my 2012 Ford Focus were so bad in snow, that my wife was afraid to drive car. We live in Michigan's UP, and my wife drove 45 miles to work all year round. She though the car was the problem. I had a hard time making it out of over drive way when it was snow covered. I switched to Michelin Premier A/S tires, it was almost like putting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I put these tires on my Crosstrek for the winter and really liked them. It was a warm winter but these tires offered a good comfortable ride, both in the city and on the highway. The few days it did snow in New England, these tires performed as I expected any winter tire to and inspired confidence driving when conditions were not at there best.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Tires ride very rough and produce a singing sound on very flat surfaced road. Also, when cold they bounce like they are out of balance. After they heat up the tires smooth out.   Read More

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

So I took my winter tires, Nokian Hakka's off about 10 days ago then we got dumped on with 6+inches of snow. I drove about 60+ miles yesterday with my Michelin Defender LTX MS in slushy, icy conditions and when I got to the local roads there were some unplowed roads. The tire did well. It's not the performance my winter tire would give as they are designed...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Sport

At almost 27,000 miles, I have 3.5 to 4mm tread left. I could go a few thousand more miles, but decided to replace now. I always kept air pressure at recommend settings. New identical tires including balancing was $1550.00   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

About 5000 miles into this set of tires and I am VERY impressed. I'm an aggressive driver, always pushing my vehicle to the limits of what it can handle while remaining safe...well...safe when other cars are around, when I'm on my lonesome on a road all bets are off. The Michelin's I had on this car before I switched to the BFG's couldn't hold the rear to...  Read More