Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

I do drive city mostly due to my retirement and age--83, but the city street corners are taken well within the handling ability of the R32 and my enjoyment level of owning the best sports car I have ever driven. Local on and off ramps of our interconnecting interstate roads are vigorously attacked and enjoyed with the RE11s-no loss in confidence, whether wet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I love these tire but I have a cupping issue on the rears only. I have different sizes front and back so rotating is not an option. That being said the car is not drive a lot during the summer and almost never in the winter ( I have snow tires for winter driving). The alignment is almost perfect so I am not yet convinced about wear.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I use these only during spring through fall, and put on four Blizzaks for the winter. With only 6500 miles so far I'm not sure I can accurately address the durability/tread life of the tires, but generally speaking I'm pleased with them. They seem to have plenty of grip in both wet and dry conditions though I tend to spin one wheel very slightly (I don't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I wanted a reliable set of winter tires, as soon as I had bought my rear wheel drive MB. I drive a lot, mostly highway, on I94 and I90 between Ontario and Minnesota, crossing Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. I have to admit, these tires have performed beyond my expectations for winter tire experience on other brands in my prior cars. I have been...  Read More

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

A great Tire! These replaced the OEM Potenza RE050A which were summer only tires and useless in the winter. I went with these so I could drive on them year round and they were exactly what I hoped they would be. 90% of the traction as the summer only, good enough to get around in light snow, quiet and decent wear. I high recommend them as a high performance...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3+ Might Be the New King of the Hill

We had the opportunity to take the test BMWs on the track this week to test some of the brake pad offerings from Hawk. There were a few options that offered braking bite and quietness for different applications. But more on that later, because the unintended star of the day may have been the tires that were used for the test. For a stop-and-go performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I sized down from my standard 18 wheels for this winter set and I am so glad I did. Ride comfort was incredibly improved with the 17 inch wheels plus the softer winter compound of this tire. These Michelins are so much quieter then my all season Pirelli P7s that I sort of wish I could drive them year-round. As I've experienced from every winter tire I've...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

The OEM Tires that came with the car only lasted about 38,000 miles (we use snow tires in the past two winters) Used to buy Mich. tires but found them to be too expensive. I have been with the same tire dealer for 20 years and he strongly reccomended them, I talked to his wife and she has these on her Lexis and loves them. I took a chance as they were out of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just finished my first season on the Michelin X-ICE3's, in West Michigan, and was very pleased. 2015/16 was a mild winter for us, but still plenty of opportunities to try out the grip of these tires in snow, slush, and ice. I drive my manual-transmission rear-wheel-drive Chevy SS sedan in a spirited manner from time to time when conditions allow, but I...  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 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 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 General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

About 3 years ago I ordered new 15 inch wheels and tires here on Tire Rack due to limited stock tire choices. The Michelin Defenders were excellent, but after 70,000 miles, I decided to get new tires for up coming the winter. Since the Fit has a pretty hard ride, I was looking for a comfortable tire with good wear ratings. I love the old Altimax tires on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These are very ordinary tires; performance is adequate, cold weather and snow capabilities are at best marginal. Most of my driving is in rural Bucks County Pennsylvania where the roads are ill-maintained and difficult to negotiate. The MKZ Hybrid is perfectly balanced due to the weight of the battery in the trunk, but these tires disappoint under most...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Amazing tires! I bought a set of GoodYear Assurance ComforTred Touring tires that I used for a week, then I exchanged them for these Michelins and I appreciated the improvement in every aspect of driving. These are the first tires I owned that could be balanced perfectly. (Unfortunately I am too sensitive to little imperfections.) They provide good comfort...  Read More

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

I have driven on many tire brands, summer and all season. Typically, I prefer the summer/winter tire combination. Given the ever changing weather patterns we are experiencing in northern Indiana, this year I decided to introduce an all season tire option into the mix.From the minute I drove out of the shop with the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+, I knew I made a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

As the winter season comes to an end, it is time for an update. These were actually surprisingly good in cold, snowy days. They actually gave me more confidence than I had expected of them. When comparing them to the previous set, which was a off/on road tire, they showed better starting, cornering and braking, is up to 2 of snow on the road. Compacted snow...  Read More