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 Pilot Super Sport

With only 13,000 miles on my original set of Dunlop's ( factory) and the need to replace already, I decided to put my money on another brand that I trusted from past experience. While the Dunlop's may have looked a bit sportier, (Michelin's look a bit more utilitarian) the difference in ride and handling is unsurpassed. I feel like I have a whole new car for...  Read More

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

At long last, I've found my tire: an ultra high performance all-season tire that optimizes the performance of Audi's Quattro AWD on trips to the mountains, without numbing the car's handling and steering response on the dry roads that dominate daily driving here in LA. I've only had the Michelins a couple weeks, but immediately took them on a 1,000 mile road...  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 Pilot Super Sport

Huge improvement over the OE Eagle F1s. Several AXs and two track days, about 1000 miles on the street and no noticeable wear. Two days at Texas World Speedway in the rain - MPSSs provided excellent wet grip, a couple of small slips that were easily corrected. Several other cars (in Novice) spun but I was able to get as much power down as I wanted with no...  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 Michelin Premier LTX

Haven't had this tire very long but from what we have drove on it , they are worth the money. I've had many different brands before, and didn't want to fork the money out for them. I finally broke down and bought some. They truly are great tires. The ride,handling,comfort, cornering and wet traction are amazing. It improved our vehicle a bunch . Can't say...  Read More

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

If you own a truck and put on a lot of miles in all weather conditions, this is a great tire!   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 Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

I have only driven these on dry days(only time I take my car out). But they are amazing so far. I have a full exhaust on my air cooled 911 so the car is noisy itself. I don't hear any tire noise. I'm coming off Continental sport contact tires and these blow them out of the water in terms of grip. I can't seem to break the rear end loose anymore even pushing...  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 TrueContact

Definitely great overall value within competitive set of premium all weather SUV tires. Good handling, quiet and smooth ride. I usually get about 45K per set of tires on my Q5. So far these are superior to OE Goodyear Eagles, Dunlops and last set of Michelins. Just rotated at 5K. Looking forward to another 45K on this vehicle with 140K miles on it   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