Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I just ordered by second set of these tires for my Cayenne. All other tires for my high performance SUV cost at least double the cost of these and many of them perform much worse. I have almost 150k miles on my Cayenne. I have purchased Porsche NXX OEM tires, Pirelli, Michelin, and Continentals during the time I have owned this SUV. I drive a 911 during the...  Read More

The Best All-Terrain Tires for On-Road Use

Maybe you like the look of an all-terrain tire, or perhaps you may be looking for a tire with a bit more biting edge than a traditional Highway All-Season, or you might even be a driver that explores light off-road use with your truck or SUV. If you fit any one of these examples, you represent a huge portion off the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire market. While...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

I waited until the recent snow to write this. Pleased to say I've had excellent traction in the rain and snow, both in compacted snow/ice and deep snow. I'd say these tires are overall superior to the OEM Kumho tires that I got 60k miles out of. Overall this is a very good value (price for performance). The tires are quiet on the highway and responsive on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X

The 235/65R-17 Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X tires made a noticeable improvement in my driving experiences immediately. This positive impression has been sustained through more than 5000 miles.In addition to normal highway/city commuting mileage, I have now had three high-speed highway trips (each more than 600 miles) and three substantial experiences in moderate...  Read More

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac: An All-Around Winner

In the tire business, there are trade-offs for everything! Whether you have to trade performance handling for snow and ice grip, or trade comfort for performance handling, balancing these trade-offs can be tough. The Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac is a tire that balances many of the trade-offs that drivers of four-wheel drive vehicles desire. Most often,...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months. However,...  Read More

Conquer the Snow with Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

About twelve years ago, our SUV-test fleet consisted of 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees. Since then, we've had sportier SUVs like the Touareg and Cayenne. However, there's a part of me that misses the Grand Cherokee. There is something about sitting in a Jeep that makes you feel like you're unbounded and that you can travel anywhere. And apparently, there are many...  Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Michelin Tires Make a Great Choice for Almost Any Vehicle

Michelin is recognized by many as one of the top car and truck tire manufacturers in the world. They are the company that created the first radial tire and have been at the cutting edge of design and technology ever since. Many of their tires rank at or near the top of nationally recognized tests and customer survey data. Depending on the tire's performance...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat

Ottawa. Montreal. Snow and Ice Belt. 2014 335I xDrive. It's not just a question as to how the tires perform, but how they perform on the behicle they are designed for. On an F30 M Sport Performance Edition, the Pirellis provide an unbeatable level of winter driving performance. Within the first 1000 kms, one 40 km stretch of black ice forced me below 100...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

I PURCHASED A NEW 2014 RAM 4 W.D.CREWCAB LARAMIE TRUCK. THE FIRST THING I DID WAS TO TAKE THE GOODYEAR WRANGLERS SRA HIGHWAY ALL SEASON TIRES OFF MY TRUCK AND BUY A SET OF DESTINATIONS AT'S AND INSTALLED THEM ON THE RAM. IT WAS A NO BRAINER MOVE. I HAD A SET ON MY OLD 2003 CHEVY 4 W.D. REG CAB SILVERADO TRUCK. I HAD A SNOW PLOW ON MY CHEVY AND PUSHED TONS OF...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

Very pleased with this tire so far. Major upgrade from the Hankook Ventus tires that came with vehicle in terms of handling and traction, both wet and dry. Vehicle is much more responsive, has much better cornering grip, and much better starting traction and stopping grip. Even my wife, who is a very conservative driver, noticed the difference. I would...  Read More

What are the Quietest Tires?

If you're looking to improve the ride quality and quietness of your vehicle, the first thing to look at is a set of tires. Many people don't realize how much of an effect their tires have on ride quality, but it's significant. In general, the smoothest, quietest and most comfortable tires are found in the Grand Touring All-Season, Crossover/SUV Touring...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Good all around SUV tire, no complaints. Not a very sporty tire, but my other car is, and these are a good compromise for this vehicle. The vehicle this replaced had Bridgestone Dueler Alenzas, which I also liked, and which I first considered for this vehicle when replacing tires. The Ecopia offers the same performance as far as I can tell with a nice fuel...  Read More

Make Winter Driving Easy for Your 2015 Porsche Macan

Many purists called foul when Porsche introduced its first SUV, the 2003 Cayenne S. Ultimately, the Cayenne brought new drivers to the market. Have you always liked the Cayenne but wished it was smaller? Say hello to the 2015 Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo. The 2015 Porsche Macan has it all with speed, handling and utility - but how does it perform in the...  Read More

Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c vs Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

We've been testing and selling Yokohama performance tires, all-seasons and light truck/SUV tires for over twenty years. This season, we now offer their winter / snow tires for the first time in over a decade. Since it had been awhile since we carried the iceGUARD line of Yokohama tires, we decided to familiarize ourselves with their winter traction by...  Read More

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar vs. Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Of all the lines of truck tires on the market, Goodyear's Wrangler is perhaps the most widely recognized name. Goodyear Wrangler tires are Original Equipment on many of the most popular trucks and SUVs like the Chevy Silverado, Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Tahoe.   The Goodyear Wrangler AT/S has been one of the most popular tires in its category for many years....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61

When I found these tires on TireRack.com in 2011, they were rated near the top of the On-/Off-Road All Terrain survey group, and the price was a real bargain compared to the other tire models which were also rated high in that group. They also had the design and construction features that I wanted -- I always do thorough online comparison research before I...  Read More

Continental Makes Three of the Best All-Season Tires for Winter Driving

Given the severe winter season of 2013 -  2014, many drivers are asking which tires have the best snow and ice traction. The answer is simple - the best dedicated winter / snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 for cars and Blizzak DM-V1 for crossovers and SUVs, walk away from even the best all-season tires when it comes to traction in snow and on...  Read More

Introducing Yokohama's Winter / Snow Tires

For the 2014-15 winter season, we're proud to announce we will be offering winter tires from Yokohama. Each of their options will be found in the Studless Ice & Snow performance category. iceGUARD iG20 iceGUARD iG52c Geolandar I/T G072 iceGUARD iG51v The iceGUARD line of winter tires feature Yokohama's shelled microbubble tread compound that acts like a...  Read More