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

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 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

What a great tire for winter driving. When my summer tires were cold and losing grip I put my first set of A/S tires on and was very surprised at the grip levels in sub freezing temps and super pleased with the wet grip theses tires produce especially during hard braking. Even with 664 lb/ft of torque and renntech limited slip I have trouble spinning the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Simply outstanding. Put these winter tires on about a month ago and already in the Chicago area we've gotten 7 inches of snow..which I looked forward to in that I wanted to see if these tires were what I expected. They are quiet on dry roads, very pleasant in cold temperatures (10-20 degrees) responsive and so on. In the snow they are very good and you will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60

My actual vehicle is a AMC Eagle but it was not listed. I plow snow with this car as well as use it to commute to work. My first set of winter tires were Blizzak WS15s ( I was able to get 25000 winter miles out of them ) and as good as they were the Winter Duelers are that much better. I can drive 15-20 mph faster on snow and packed snow then my summer tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I was very hesitant to change from summer tires to all season tires. I previously, has Conti Sport 2 on my car and found it the best all around tire for it. I tried everything including Michelin with good traction and poor grip to Dunlop with outstanding grip and worrisome traction. Wear on the Dunlop was very quick, the sacrifice for grip; the Michelin...  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 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 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I bought these All Seasons( with low expectations ) to replace my fast wearing yet sticky Summer Pirelli P Zeros. When new the Pilots are squishy while cornering even moderately aggressive. This lessens and eventually goes away around 500 miles or so.I live in Eastern Pennsylvania and these tires got me to and from work in the snow all winter. My S4 didn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

We installed these on my wife's 2013 Audi Q7 TDI Premium Plus. Upon install, the car had a bad shimmy which was fixed with a road force balance (revealing a badly out of round tire, which was replaced under warranty). Since then (and with another road force balance -- a requirement for luxury cars), these tires have outperformed my expectations. They are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

I have this tire for only 600 miles. However, I live in Colorado, so we get different weather now in November. When I installed this tire temperature was in 60's. There is no doubt this tire is made for strictly winter conditions. It is soft on dry, steering response is much worse then with all-season tires, not to mention Michelin PSS I put in garage until...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am ordering a new set of 4 X Ice for my Audi A4 even though I could still get more out of my previous X ices which are entering their third winter season, but when it comes to snow and ice driving I have learned it's best not to extract the last ounce out of a tread. I love these tires! They handle nearly as well as my summer Extreme Contact Continentals,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

During this summer, I bought a set of winter rims and tires through Tire Rack for my 2013 Acura TL SH-AWD. I live in MN and All season tires don't cut it. Furthermore using winter rims really keep your stock rims sharp far longer (sand & salt issues).So in the past I have purchased multiple sets of Blizzaks which have been excellent in all winter conditions....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am not new to Michelin tires, so this was the obvious choice when I was shopping for winter tires. Having said that, I considered Blizzaks and Continentals before my purchase, but the Tire Rack and Consumer Reports reviews for the X-Ice made my decision much easier. Two seasons on these tires, and negligible wear thus far. They handle well for a winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

It is hardly fair to compare the dry handling characteristics of the 19inch snow tires to the 21inch summer PS2 that came with the car. However, the change was quite jarring when I took that first on-ramp. Compared to other dedicated winter tires I have had, I find the noise level to be really remarkably good for a true snow tire, and the handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

The best winter tires.I driver Michelin X -ice but blizzard Bridgestone number one my choice. Thank you.Sam   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Bought these tires when I had 86,926 miles on my trailblazer and I have almost 175,000 miles on my blazer now. Bought my blazer in Feb. 2006 and they had Goodyears on it when I bought it with 33,113 miles on it. When I bought these Michelins I had almost 87,000. I will definitely buy another set of these tires, in which I am due for now. The tires still have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I was lucky that the new Michelin Premier LTX tires came out in June in for my 2012 Ford Explorer. This is the 3rd set of tires I have put on my car which currently is at 99,500 miles. The first set of Hankook Optimo tires were horribly unsafe and I took them off at 35,000 miles. The next set of Michelin Latitude Tour tires lasted until 98,750 miles but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

6 Months / 9000 miles later. Driving habits 90% highway / country road 10% city Very conservative driving in terms of tread wear Purchased a set of 4 new LX20 tires after taking several months of reading customer reviews to replace my OEM goodyears. Strong points of these tires : Almost no rolling noise/resistance, great tires in terms of fuel consumptionExce...  Read More