Winter is Coming Part 2: Performance Winter / Snow Tires

Performance Winter / Snow tire consumers generally live in areas that receive little or no snow accumulation, but experience freezing or near-freezing temperatures. The benefits using these tires are twofold. First, drivers get an increase in snow and ice traction, but unlike a Studless Ice & Snow tire, where you are keenly aware you are driving on a winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I currently have these tires on a 2004 BMW 330Ci. There were a lot of bad reviews on here about these tires but I decided to buy them anyway because of the much lower price and the $80 rebate offered. I owned a pair of Hankook Ventus RS2 about 5 years ago and those tires were the best (200 tread wear). The cornered compared to the Micheline Pilot Sport 2 for...  Read More

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

I had the P7 Plus' installed about eight months ago. Now with eight-thousand miles I am happy to report that I like them more and more with each passing mile. They are a phenomenal Grand Touring tire.I just recently had the chance to test them in heavy rains. They resist hydroplaning better than any tire I have ever used (thirty years of driving). The grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I own a 2013 Mustang V-6 I opted to get a larger set of tires as to get better traction in the snow and rain in Philadelphia, Pa. I was hesitant to get these tires as I'm a very aggressive driver and pull very sharp turns. I relied on the Pirelli P Zero Nero Tires which were great but the ride was harsh in the many potholes in Philadelphia. I drive 37600...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

I had the factory summer tires still on the vehicle during our first snow of the year in Colorado. It was like Bambi on ice. I could not get a purchase on the road to save my life. It felt like I was on bearings. Once these tires were installed, the difference was night and day. I was cautious with my expectations being such wide tires. I thought that I may...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Came OEM on my car. Great traction in wet and dry. 8 track days and 8600 miles and still plenty of tread. I am impressed by the mileage for a high performance tire. Tons of grip on the track, predictable slip with appropriate level of sound feedback and feel through the steering. I hear how great Michelin's are but I competed at an auto cross against a...  Read More

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

I bought these All Seasons( with low expectations ) to replace my fast wearing yet sticky Summer Pirelli P Zeros. When new the Pilots are squishy while cornering even moderately aggressive. This lessens and eventually goes away around 500 miles or so.I live in Eastern Pennsylvania and these tires got me to and from work in the snow all winter. My S4 didn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

My SL500 came with Michelin Pilot Sports which I described as having infinite grip. However, I bought another set of wheels which came with Pirelli Zero Russo's. The Pirellis completely destroyed my confidence in the handling of the car. They were noisy, would spin in the wet, they wouldn't stop as well and I had to fight the steering wheel over grooves in...  Read More

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

WOW. Did not know tires could be so smooth AND quiet. So far, these are the best tires I've driven. Interested in seeing how tread will hold up. The day after I got them, I asked my 11 yr old son if he could tell a difference. He used the words smooth and quiet. Now picking out some for my wife's car (that's when you know you found a good tire.)   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am not new to Michelin tires, so this was the obvious choice when I was shopping for winter tires. Having said that, I considered Blizzaks and Continentals before my purchase, but the Tire Rack and Consumer Reports reviews for the X-Ice made my decision much easier. Two seasons on these tires, and negligible wear thus far. They handle well for a winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I am writing this review as I'm purchasing my second set of P Neros from Tire Rack. First of all, there should be a category above Spirited for the type of driver I am. To make matters worse for my tires, I live in the Appalachian mountains so curvy roads with inconsistent pavement mean my tires don't last long. The hard cornering & braking that mountain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Ditch the OEM run-flat tires! The Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus tires are much smoother, ride quieter and provide a greater sense of road feel and manners than the OEM Bridestone run-flats, which were a rougher ride and wore out after less than 26,000 miles. Why BMW equips their cars w run-flats is a mystery to me since the run-flats ride is rougher, tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is the brand and model I have installed on two Honda Accords. I have bought a replacement set for both vehicles with excellent results on both. Since I prefer a tire that has exceptional handling without flat spots or cold thump, holds well in the corners and has good road feel, the Michelin MXV4 has all this and longevity as well....  Read More

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

Just bought these for my Volvo. Ive had 4 different vehicles in my lifetime and probably 10 or 11 different sets of tires. BY FAR these are the best Ive ever had. I love all season tires and after having these I don't think Ill ever buy anything besides these for my car again! When I bought this in the summer the previous owner had Pirelli P Zero tires on it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

I own these tires because they're actually the only tires available for the OEM 17 rims than came on my 2007 Porsche Cayman. There are literally no other options. Used to put Contis on, but can't even get those anymore. I've had them for a few winters now. I live in downtown Toronto and we get a mix of light and heavy snow. Some winters we just get really...  Read More

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

12/14/13 - I just picked up my car, and with several inches of snow last night and snowing this morning, I was able to test these new tires in wet, slush, light snow, and thick snow on my drive home. These tires are unbelievablely great!!! I tested the tires from 40mph to a stop. In wet and slush conditions, I was not able to activate my ABS no matter how...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Had a little wheelspin getting up a hill on solid ice, but otherwise very impressed with handling in snow at temps below 15 deg F. Confidence inspiring, and unless really looking to drive anywhere near the car's limits, would even consider leaving them on year-round depending on tread wear, but too soon to comment on that.   Read More

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

Just replaced the OEM Firestone FR710 tires after approx 60K miles. The OEM's were downright dangerous in any standing water at any speed > 50mph but they were quiet and provided good gas mileage. In snow, forget it, I just tried to avoid driving. Being an old guy I'm just interested in safety, comfort/quiet and good gas mileage. The only spirited driving I...  Read More

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

I just got this car 6 months ago and it had Goodyear Eagles on it. The ride was O.K. as was the handling. After reading a lot of reviews I decided on the P7 and what a GREAT choice. The ride has improved and also the handling but there is a HUGE difference in the noise! I don't hear well and now my wife does not have to even speak loudly for me to hear her....  Read More

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

I wanted to write this review as I didn't see any other reviews of this tire with a large wagon like my Volvo V70. I live in an area with lots of sweeping curves and hills, never snows. These P7 all season's are exactly the tire I was hoping for...quiet & smooth while still providing excellent grip in both rain & dry. (I bought the car with Bridgestone...  Read More