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 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 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 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 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 Michelin Latitude Tour

Purchased set of Latitude Tour in December, 2011 here, on TireRack.com at 57000 mi. Now, 5 years and 74000 miles later, when Lincoln showed his head in full I ordered another set of these tires again. My Toyota Rav4 V6 Sport model has now 131000 miles which I drove 50/40/10 on highway/city/unpaved roads. I always was very happy with these tires - summer or...  Read More

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

Purchased these tires to replace the OEM Goodyears on the truck before winter snows started. The first 8k miles are about 50/50 highway and city.Smooth, quiet, great traction. They are showing no signs of wear so far. Dry traction is as expected driving a 5500 lb truck the way it should be driven: not really aggressively. Snow traction is all I was hoping...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These were the tires that came on my 2015 Taurus. Overall the tire has performed well. Tread wear was a concern reading other reviews but at 11,000 miles they are wearing well. I have not had a chance to see how well the tires perform in winter conditions but here in Arkansas we generally get more ice than snow.   Read More

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

just had some icy conditions so I can do my full review. first of all ride quality cant be better and no noise at all. second, basically no tread wear in 20,000 miles an it was a super hot summer and I pulled my trailer a fair amount. I was on the fence about getting blizzaks for winter but decided not too and it was the right choice because we had some icy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Great snow and ice tires. I purchased 4 of these tires in anticipation of a permanent move to the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY where snow, icy road conditions and subzero winter temperatures are the norm. The tires are very quiet in comparison to the standard cheaper studded snow tires. I have driven my front wheel drive vehicle on ice and in snow 6...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Have a 2015 RAV4 Limited with 37K mostly highway miles on the Mich Premier A/S. They've been good tires. Noise is good, traction is good, wearing evenly, MPG is good. They feel very solid on the road over their short lifetime. I've gone through them pretty quickly driving 45K miles a year. They might make it through the winter, I'll just be a little more...  Read More

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

I had the older version of this tire on a Hyundai Azera for 5 winter seasons and was so delighted with it that when I needed a winter tire for my Lincoln, my mind was already made up. Still very new, but right out of the tire store parking lot I was astounded by a noticeably better ride, and the total lack of tire noise in comparison to the Grand Touring all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

By far the Best Winter tires I ever had, I live in Canada and we have a lot of snow. Had them for 3 winters so I did around 25 000miles on it.THEY ARE SO COMFY,PEACEFULL AND QUIET. They make my summer tire look so bad when summer is coming due the nice sounds level of them. I drive a 07 Honda civic SI and I drive crazy, they are that good. Next summer I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was originally hesitant about a studies snow tire. I've used studded snow tires where I live in the Adirondacks for 30 years. They have gotten me to and from ski races in snow storms, to the ski area on snow days (I was a school teacher), and up and down a steep and sometimes icy driveway. We bought a small van this fall and I was looking for snow tires...  Read More

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

I got rid of the stock SR-A's because they were absolutely terrible in the winter. Theses are infinitely better and equally as quiet. Don't be fooled by the seemingly tame tread pattern they are excellent in snow and ice.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My set of tires are dedicated winter tires mounted on OEM wheels. I currently have approx 1200 miles of driving in my daily commuter - '17 Volt. As a winter tire, the snow and ice traction is way above and beyond compared to the all season LRR tires that came with the vehicle. Just had the first snow storm (didn't drive through it though) recently but did...  Read More

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

The tires were purchased for winter driving. Old tires had 47,000 miles and were low. I have had the opportunity to use the tires in the snow in the last Cleveland snow storm. they meet the expectations of a tire that will keep me safe. I used the tires prior to the snow storm and tested the hydroplaning to a small degree and they worked very well. stopping...  Read More