Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

The M4 and my previous sets of M3's on two Subies are the best tire I've owned, period. One set was wearing down a bit more than I like in late spring, so I decided to take them into summer, couldn't wear them out. Great confidence on dry roads, off road mud, etc. I've been on glare ice where the ABS pumped a whole lot more than I would have liked trying to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

I've only got 4,000 on these but they are show no wear at all and I'm sure they will go for 40,000 plus miles. They track very well and don't display any wandering that I had with my previous Continentals. Snow traction was OK this winter, but still not as good as a dedicated set of snow tires. Overall I really am pleased with them. Michelin has made this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

GREAT winter tires! I went with the Tire Rack Winter tire and steel wheel package. One thing about going with this package is if you get hubcaps MAKE SURE you zip tie them on or they will be gone within 48 hours as mine were. They barely stayed on the rims but I thought it was good enough. Now on to these great snow tires, my wife drives a RAV all wheel...  Read More

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

I've ran these tires since 2002. that's 12 years! They are showing no signs of dry cracking. I freshen them up every so often by letting a little smoke out. Every first snow The ol Chevy does a parking lot pinwheel ha ha! After 12 years I replaced the rear ones and Ill replace the front ones soon. They're a little noisy but dang near bullet proof! I've had...  Read More

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

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

I loved the tough tread pattern and the first year I had them we got 4 feet of snow over a 3 week period, they were a delight in the winter weather. I easily traveled through 2 foot snow, and parked on top of snow piles. The only problem I have with these is they need to be rotated regularly or they wear unevenly. I kept them at pressure, but was unable to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I did a lot of research before purchasing these tires. I previously had Blizzaks on my old truck but went with these as I could buy the rims and tires for the price of the Blizzaks. I prefer them, and I never thought I would.I love these tires! It usually only snows a few times a year but when it does we need to be able to get around as they don't plough the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Purchased these tires for my Prius Touring (I liked the regular tire size better than the touring so had them swapped to the 15in rims) while living in the PacNW for harsh winter driving to and from work. Tires were abused on logging roads,(yup went hunting in a prius and got funny looks from lifted truck drivers...) excelled in warm wet environments, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

I purchased a 2013 Ford Explorer 4x4 in December 2012. It came with Michelin Latitude Touring tires 245/60R-18. These are probably the worse tires to put on an SUV and after reading a lot of reviews possibly any car. I went through two Cleveland winters with them and refused to take on another. I consider these Michelins to be absolutely treacherous in snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Purchased these tires for a spare set of rims I had in December. Put them on and we had no snow until late January here in MA. Now we're going on 5 feet of snow. These are on my wife's Equinox and she loves them. I've noticed they are outstanding in the snow, slush, and even DEEP snow these tires really help the car power through. What a difference compared...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

This tire is sold as an all season tire, but it really isn't met to see a lot of snow. It's supposed to be a sporty tire for luxury sport coupes, etc. I have Honda Fit wheels on my civic and unfortunately when I went looking for a summer tires (I have winter tires on my other set of rims), there weren't any in the oem size that I wanted. I purchased these,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Got a set of 4, WS80'S and rims off of Tire rack and everything came and fit just right . First snow 5-8 inches and I love the tires they stick to the road great. This is the first set of stud less snow tires I have ever owned and now I see what the fuss is about. The wife's front wheel drive Equinox handles better and gets going as good as my Z71Chevy 1/2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Got these due to moving to Denver from Washington DC...all seasons were getting worn, so saving them for spring/summer driving and got these for fall/winter. So glad we did. We live halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs along I-25 and my wife drives to Colorado Springs for work a lot. She has done it a couple of times in snowstorms and on a couple of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Just starting my sixth winter on these tires, mounted on steel rims. They have been great every winter. Light snow I don't even think twice about, they handle it like a champ! I've been in snow upwards of 12 inches and I was very impressed; if my front end was heavier I think they would have done better. They dug right down to pavement. This is my commuter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I added this set of tires for normal daily driving. Previously I used a set of BFG G-Force tires for daily driving and autocross use. I retained the BFGs for autocross use. Compared to the BFGs, The Yokos deliver a very smooth and quiet ride. In dry and wet (rain) conditions the Yokos provide good traction, stability and cornering qualities. The tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

For my Mazda 6 wagon, these tires have met or exceeded expectations. I wanted a good handling, quiet tire that would wear well and be good in the wet and occasional snow. During dry and wet weather, they are very smooth in transition during hard cornering without a lot of squealing and drama. I am very pleased with the handling, accepting that these are not...  Read More

Be Safe in Your Sonata: Winter / Snow Tire Options for Your Sixth-Generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata

For the longest time, the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord dominated the mid-size sedan game. Then Hyundai crashed the party with the Sonata! The sixth-generation 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata has been particularly competitive but it still needs dedicated winter tires for the safest winter handling. When it comes to balancing snow and dry road handling, each one of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

This review is skewed by this being my first set of dedicated winter tires. I expected them to be a modest improvement over the all season tires that I've always used But the difference is huge. In accelerating and braking I've been testing them a little and haven't been able to get them to slip. When the lake freezes I'll try some cornering tests. It's the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

I purchased these in 1/9/09 so these have almost 4 winters on them. I purchased them because this is the car my bride drives 15 miles to work each day. One day I pulled out of my driveway with less than 2 of snow, (using 3 month old BS Turanza Serenity A/S tires. I was shocked the car had no control when starting from a stop; directing me toward the curb. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

So far, so good. Over the summer months I had these tires, they gripped tremendously. I believe these tires are too much tire for the car. Only having 110hp makes for most tires to stick pretty well. However, the car always went where I pointed the front tires, other than when I started plowing the front tires in gravel. Pavement, however, is great. Just had...  Read More