Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

An excellent tire so far since I have only 1,000 miles on the tire, but so far in summer driving they are just excellent. So far it is a very large step up from the tires that came as orginial equipment. The real test will be this winter since I live in MN and we get our share of very bad blizzards including snow dumps of 24 inches which can cause drifting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I have had this tire for 8 months and driven 5000-6000 miles. This tire sticks to the road in the dry and is firm and confident in cornering. It moves water very well in the frequent heavy downpours of our southern thunderstorms. This tire was hard to make hydroplane even in standing water, when rains faster than the roads can drain. The winter traction was...  Read More

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

Bought this tire to replace my summer tires. Thought this would be a better all-round option, given the claim that it is as good as a max performance summer tire. The tire has felt quite good in normal driving, and handled well in several sudden and intense downpours that we often get in Colorado. However, the tires are not even close in terms of cornering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Long time listener, first time caller. I've used tire rack to support my tire purchasing decisions and as a way to promote vehicle safety to family and colleagues for years.When it came time to replace the OE tires (Dunlop Sport SP 01 A/S) on my daily driver, I did a considerable amount of research including talking with the experts here at TR. I enjoy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I'm not sure about snow traction or tread wear at this time but in every other way this tire hits the mark. For me performance A/S tires of the past have always had one of two personalities. Either you get great handling and responsiveness or a smooth ride. Tires that excel in one of these areas typically suffers in the other. NOT SO with the BFGoodrich...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighter (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Absolutely a topnotch tire! Excellent ride, handling and wear. Have not had them through a winter yet but have no reason to doubt the performance I expect. Fuel mileage on the highway also increased 1 mpg. Definitely recommend this tire!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Not cheap; but appears to be an excellent value for the money. Ride is quiet and really smooth. Less noise than I experienced on the LTX M/S and LTX M/S2 that I put on my '03 Expedition. These are on my daughter's'06 Pacifica, which is a much lighter vehicle. It's really too early to judge; but treadwear is not noticeable after 5K miles. Wet and Dry Handling...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

75% of my driving is highway (70+ mph), 20% city and 5% playing in the dirt and mud.I needed to get a new set before the most recent northeast Ohio winter and just like you, I did my research. I wanted a more aggressive looking tire on my truck that could handle handle winter and not kill my mpg. I wanted to give my review after I put 10,000 miles on them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I replaced a set of Conti ExtremeContact DWS with the Conti TrueContact tire. While happy with the ExtremeContact DWS they were a bit noisy and were beat up pretty bad from some very spirited driving during the 40,000 miles I had on them. They were also getting close to requiring replacement anyway. A sidewall bubble developed after hitting a curb so I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

June 2016. I bought my car used, 18 months ago. It had a fairly new set of Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position tires. Dealer said they were a great tires for this car.i soon learned that the tires gave a very hard ride...I think because the tire wouldn't flex as much as my Goodyears that I have bought for all my cars during the last 25+ years. Also, to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

I'm about through my second set of tires for my Nissan Rogue AWD. Bought the same set as original and again, I got over 50K miles on this set. Very happy about the performance and wear. I drive in SF (terrible roads) and a lot of highway driving. Will buy the same tires for the third time, because, why not. They friggin last forever and make it through...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I replaced my original bridgestone insignia tires with continental true contact at around 53K miles in my 2011 corolla. I bought these tire after reading very good reviews at tire rack and couple of other sites. Price is also reasonable as compare to competitors. After putting 2000 miles on these tires and driving in both dry and wet conditions I am happy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I want to provide my initial impression of the Extreme Contact DWS 06 compared to the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus that I just returned after 1,000 miles. I replaced the original Good Year Eagle RS-A with the P7 and noticed a significant reduction in steering response, handling, and road holding on the highway. Shame on me for going from a HP tire to a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

My northern Virginia commute is 150 miles round trip per day. All but about 5 miles of that is highway.This is a great tire. This Conti was bought primarily for wet road traction, and it has performed magnificently under those conditions. There has never been a time when grip in the rain was a concern. These tires have run on roads with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KL21

I chose the 245/65/18 tire on a search for higher ground clearance / gas mileage and not cause any interference on my 2007 Saab 97x. What I found was that this tire performs well on the highway in Wisconsin winters, snow/slush and during heavy rains in the summer. These tires work well on this vehicle probably do to its 5000 lb. weight and all wheel drive. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I purchased these tires in October 2015. I had narrowed my options down to these and the Blizzaks. I had 3 factors to consider: performance in snow since I drive on country roads in Upstate New York, noise, and performance on wet (not snowy) roads. After reading the reviews for the Blizzaks I was worried about performance on wet roads and the noise level. I...  Read More

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

Wow, what a set of awesome tires. I replaced my last set of higher-end performance tires with these. My last set got real noisey and were driving me crazy. I put these P7's on and quiet as a mouse! These tires are very quiet yet they handle fantastic. I've done about 8,000 miles of both city/long highway commutes and they are hold up very well. Great...  Read More

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

This tire is great. It handles better, is smoother riding and way quieter than the factory tires that came on the 2013 Crosstrek. They are great in the rain and you can drive along at full highway speeds without a hint of looseness. With the factory tires you sometimes had to slow down in heavy rain on the highway because the car would get loose and the...  Read More

Best All-Season Audi S4 Tires

The Audi S4 is the high-performance model of the A4 sedan. First seen in 1991 (originally based on the 100), the S4 has matured over the years into a world-class luxury, performance car. The most current model made its debut in 2009 with a face lift as recently as 2012. The Premium Plus trim level sports a tire size of 245/40R18, however you should always...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Have had two sets of Pilot Super Sports on my E90 and have been very pleased. The dry grip is tremendous, the wet grip is very good, and they even perform reasonably well when it gets cold (but no snow). I have a dedicated set of winter tires so these are on the car from April to November. I've gotten three solid summers out of them and they still have a...  Read More