Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

A winter/snow/ice tire is not the general purchase of a south Texas driver but after rolling my previous vehicle 2 years ago in an ice event in Colorado my wife insisted that I purchase some dedicated winter tires if we drove out to Colorado again. All I can say is thanks for the missus being so insistent. I purchased a set of these tires for our 2015 Subaru...  Read More

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

Right off the bat the two biggest differences between the AS3 and the OEM tires, which wore out in 11K mi, was the handling and wet road performance. The car actually feels lighter on its feet; steering response is much quicker - move the wheel and car responds instantly.I have been able to chirp the tires in a 1st to 2nd gear up shift with traction control...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

Got these put on in CT in late October and have been running them since. Had a few small snow falls in CT so far this year and they have performed well. Last week we had 3-4 inches of light fluffy snow and they did have a little sliding with turns entered at greater than 30mph. Stopping distance is good in snow, very good in dry and wet. Haven't had that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

This review is for the MO rated version of this tire which I purchased for my Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic. As you would expect from the MO rating, these tires ride extremely well with low noise and high comfort levels. The car responds very well with these tires with very good steering feel and tracking. I have noticed no change in fuel consumption. There is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

I have had several types of winter snow tires on my Audi's over the years. I shopped around, read many reviews and took a chance on these tires. My driving style is spirited like I posted so I take that into consideration for any tire I own. I took a chance and purchased the Pirelli Sottozero tires hoping they would have decent dry road manners and at least...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

When the long term winter forecast for Western Washington called for a severe winter by our standards I decided to spring for a dedicated set of winter tires due to my 37 mile one way daily commute. Based on the recommendation of TIRERACK ,I chose a narrower tire with taller sidewall than the stock 205/55 R16. The choice to purchase 195/65 R15 Michellin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I bought those tires mostly on the basis of other reviews. I didn't want to buy a dedicated snow tire/wheel set for my M5 and wanted something to work in snow and summer.Bottom line, this tire's traction in snow is very decent... On ice, it's not that good as I expected. The ride is soft and cornering isn't that great but again this is an all season tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I waited several months to post this review because I wanted to see how these tires handled my New England winter. I was looking for that utopia of both great summer and winter performance - at speed - and would last a while. I was replacing some very expensive Michelin's which were 90% of the way to that goal - but wore out quickly (which I accept for what...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I've been looking for a good All Season to replace my stock pirellis on my camaro, and I was mainly looking at the DWS for the snow performance because I like to enjoy my car year round and needed my car to atleast be drivable but these tires blew me away! I first got them a day before a snow storm so I really put them to the test and let met tell you that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I drive a 2012 Audi S4 and the tires given to me from the dealership I originally bought the car from were Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position All Seasons. Those tires were very noisy while driving had decent grip in dry and wet conditions but were AWFUL in the snow. I repeat AWFUL in the snow one slight tap on the brakes in light snow and you were skidding...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TerrainContact A/T

2k update from Prescott..have had tires for 1 month now and have about 2k miles on tires. About a 50 city/45 highway/5 off road split. Tires continue to perform well. I can comment on highway performance now after a couple of ski trips and a trip to Las Vegas. I would say the tires are a bit louder than the OEM tires but not annoyingly so. It is almost like...  Read More

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

I love these tires! I put these on a 2013 Impreza sedan, immediately after I drove off the lot at 11,000 miles. It came with OEM Bridgestones that had 1/3 tread wear, and upon using the on-ramp to drive home, almost immediately broke loose on dry pavement. Next stop was to replace the OEMs with these. Immediately, I was driving an entirely different vehicle,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Just replaced my worn Kumho tires with these based on good experience with Continental tires previously and good overall ratings. Find these tires very loud compared to my previous tires on my 08 Prius. Haven't had snow yet so I'm not sure how they will perform but I am quite disappointed in the extra road noise.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

This is a great tire in the dry for a snow tire. Unfortunately, it is not such a great snow tire. Right after they were installed, I really couldn't tell I had snow tires on. Very good dry road handling, and quiet as well. My first snow experience was disappointing, however. I really wanted a stud less snow tire--not a performance snow tire. Unfortunately,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Big fan of Tire Rack, since 1997 every single tire we have purchased has been from Tire Rack. NOW onto the tire review. WOW! Amazing how this tire performs! We've had mixed snow, rain, and some dry road surface condition. The last set of tires we had, more or less took a dive due to control arms and out tie rod ends needing to be replaced and a 4 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

After a trip down a snowy Vermont mountain, we realized our ageing all-season tires were not a safe option for the upcoming winter. I bought a set of the Michelin X Ice tires mounted on simple steel rims, with TMP sensors in place. They have performed great in the wet, slush, snow and ice. I knew the handling would not be as tight as the stock Pirelli's, but...  Read More

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

I am very, very pleased with this tire. I transitioned from some Bridgestone Potenza's which were excellent summer tires and the idea was to get a great all-conditions tire. I am a first responder in a city with poor road treatment in the snow. Within two weeks of purchasing this tire I experienced ice and snow conditions which were very uneasy on the...  Read More

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

All around great performer. A firm sidewall with an HFP firm suspension gives a firmer ride than some may like for a daily driver. Si is a summer drive only toy car. One, long 1240 mile trip was very comfortable in every respect. Total 6,500 miles so far with even wear and no feather, one rotation at 3,400 miles.I just installed the A/S 3+ on a 2012 ACURA TL...  Read More