Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Got these tires as the OEM tires from buying the car new. My Jetta Sportwagen TDI has enough torque to break the tires free and activate traction control. This can make it difficult when starting on a hill or on a slick road, since I need to feather the throttle to ensure grip.The tires are a bit noisy on the highway, and tend to transmit even small bumps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.9     2015 Subaru WRXMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 200 Location: MAPLEWOOD,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I have had these tires on my car for only 1,000 miles but living in Vermont we have had significant snow, slush, ice and rain for the past month and the tires on the S80 AWD have performed perfectly. Simply put, they perform great with this particular car. On long trips to southern New England on drive payment the tires are admirably quiet, particularly for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been completely satified with these tires!!! My Lincoln LS V8 is rear wheel drive, which proves it's own challenges in winter driving. I live in NW Ohio, and suffered a very hard winter last year. I was commuting 130 miles/day for work,,, sometimes through 6 inches of snow... and a couple times on ice!!! With those conditions I never felt as though...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

This is the 3rd set of 3D's I've owned. First on my E46 330i and now on my M3. Just swapped out for a new set this season and again, these tires transform my BMW into an actual driveable car in the snow. I cannot state more strongly how solid these tires are, and more importantly, how other BMW drivers must swap out their performance rubber in the winter...  Read More

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

Purchased the Pilot A/S 3 91V-rated to replace ContiPro Contact SSR 91H run flats. I carry a spare in the trunk.Conti lasted about 25-30k and were gone. Run flats give you piece of mind but they were noisier than Pilot - I noticed it from the beginning I installed these on. Pilots are also provide a softer ride over small bumps and anomalies on a road; Conti...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I replaced the worn Pirelli P6's on my 2005 Saab 9-3 ARC convertible with these P7's and I cannot believe the difference! My car drives and rides much smoother and quieter, AND I have better traction and steering response! I have only driven about 600 miles on them so far but they are much superior to the P6's for my average to spirited driving style. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

This is the 4th set of these I've owned, and the first for this car. We've now had the car for 5 months and when purchased it had new Continentals on it. Needless to say, our intention was to replace them prior to purchase. One week later we did and are now happy with how the car was meant to be.Road noise is minimal from the tire as wind noise overtakes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Don't get me wrong, I feel totally confident driving in snow and ice conditions with this tire. In a straight line it starts and stops very well with very little slippage. However, cornering grip is less than expected and the Macan tends to drift out during the turn in moderate to heavy snow conditions. I have heard that this is a Macan tendency so I am...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

UPDATE to my 12/02/14 review. I took my car back to the tire center and they took it for a test ride (which they don't normally do when installing tires only) and found a bad wheel bearing. It cost me more for the bearing job than ALL the tires, but it worked to reduce the loud noise! A little disappointed they didn't find this earlier. But my rating for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S33D

Avid S33D was OE tire on our Prius. This tire has exceeded all expectations, especially longevity for an OE tire. Still have legal tread depth left and remain perfectly round after over 54,000 miles. Noise is average for a tire while not being uncomfortable, plus they have maintained good performance in rain at the limits of wear. A recent trip in Oct of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

These are very good tires. They are outstanding in the dry and very good in the wet. Very stable and very good steering response. I track my car with Dunlop Direzza ZII ultra high performance tires I put on for that purpose only, and I can say the Eagle F1's 80-90% of that tire in terms of grip. Which is saying a lot because the Direzzas are almost racing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I am simply amazed by the abilities of an old, light, rear wheel drive car (without a limited slip differential!) when paired with these tires. Not only is starting traction no longer an issue, the braking and skid resistance abilities of this tire seem to defy physics. I was able to *back up* a driveway steep enough that it was difficult to walk up without...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These tires are designed with practicality in mind. It's quiet, smooth, and lasts a long time. Just don't count it for high performance driving. It still does well in emergency maneuvers for avoiding those drivers not paying attention. I personally prefer to have a bit more grip for higher speed cornering. It could be the car where it just likes to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These replaced OEM ContiProContact tires on my 2013 Volvo front-drive S60 sedan. The old tires only had 17k on them, but one was damaged during a flat repair, and the retailer offered me two new tires plus $130 rebate on the remaining two...I couldn't resist. I have noticed the following: these tires ride more smoothly, seemingly better able to absorb bumps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP

Recently had these tires installed on my '09 JETTA SPORTSWAGEN TDI. WOW! Like a new car again. Great riding, solid and stable performance. Got 75K miles on OE Michelins - expect the same or better on these. Had to stop quick for a deer recently and tires responded great. The deer is safe and so were we. I'd buy these tires again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

After I broke in the tires, they stuck to the ground firmly. When the roads are wet the car has nearly all of its grip as if it was dry, given there is no standing water. The road noise is a bit more than I was hoping but the great traction in the snow, rain and dry roads is awesome here in Oklahoma. These tires are little soft but I find that to be a good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This is an excellent tire. My first priorities were traction (safety), noise, then comfort. This tire delivers as advertised. I feel like I got a lot of performance in all weather conditions for the cost. My confidence level while driving with this tire is second to none. This tire has rescued me from a couple of close calls both in the rain and on dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I used DWS 205/50's on the 16 rims that came with the car but found them to be ineffective in change of season slush or wet snow even brand new or wet roads at less than 4/32nd. I used 185/65-15 General Arctic winter tires and found them satisfactory as a summer tire when they were too worn for effective winter use. In August, I exchanged the 16 alloy rims...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

These tires replaced Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position that replaced the OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 on my Acura TSX. The Michelins had poor dry traction as the tires aged and were just ok in snow. The Bridgestones were excellent in all aspects except the winter season. They were terrible on ice or light/heavy snow, to the point that I needed to...  Read More