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

Replaced a set of Bridgestone driveguard RFTs the dealer threw on my car to replace the OEMs. Wow, what a huge difference going from a run of the mill grand touring tire to a UHP tire like this. The car feels like it accelerates faster, insane grip around the corners. Heavy rain no problem. Did a run up a mountain where it got it got as cold as 14 at the top...  Read More

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

I have put 40,000 miles on these tires, and I will be putting on a set of the newer AS3+ this weekend. I have been buying, researching, and driving tires for 2 decades. I am a true car guy, and I love driving, and I really wanted to drive the -------- out of these to see what they could do. First, I know it may sound crazy, but I never once rotated them. Yet...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Recently finished a ~1000 mile roadtrip through the Sierras during winter. These tires EAT UP snow. With these on my WRX, I lost traction (on accident) all of a couple times over the course of the trip. With basic sense (no HARD acceleration/cornering), you won't have any problems whatsoever.Ice traction isn't the best, but you need studded tires or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

I did not order my Focus RS with the winter wheel and tire package from the factory - it was not an option for my early order. But when I found out that the factory winter wheel and tire package came with this specific tire, I decided to buy a set of 18 wheels with the Alpins mounted from Tire Rack. I could not be happier with my choice - Ford chose these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought the 17 General Altimax Arctic tire/wheel kit to replace the 18 Summer/Sport stock tires on my WRX. (The stock Subie set were absolutely terrible in snow.) So anyhow, I got these and it made a HUGE difference. No sliding and very good traction. Just don't get too crazy with the power of the WRX and the tires (235/45/17/94Q) grip very well. They have a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

(GTI with Performance Pkg-6sp manual) Initial Review 2500mi Tires purchased to replace OEM All Season Hankook H Rated VENTUS S1 NOBLE2. (Planning to purchase Goodyear PSS summer tires in the spring.)This has been a challenging winter in Chicago area with significant snow, ice and very low temperatures. The Pirelli Scotto3 (non-run flat) have performed with...  Read More

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

We were planning a 3500 mile cross country drive and I knew I wasn't going to be safe with the bowling balls my car came with (I bought it used, these were not original equipment tires but budget-minded replacements). I went with the Pirellis based on Tire Rack's review and I am very pleased. Quiet, smooth, comfortable, with remarkable wet traction. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I've used winter tires for nearly 20 years and had previously been loyal to Nokians. The winters in lower Michigan are not as severe as northern Michigan so I decided to try the Michelin Ice X and am very satisfied. Great traction on light snow and slush. Excellent control on ice. These are very quiet tires with a comfortable ride. I am impressed. And the...  Read More

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

Purchased and installed these tires to replace the summer only tires that came with the performance package. Definitely a difference between the two. Cold weather traction and traction in snow and ice are exceptional, even for an all season tire. Only have 2500 miles on them so far so will have to update the review once more miles are put on the tires. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

We are into our third winter with Michelin's on our relatively low mileage Audi S4. The tires have been fine--better than previously owned Dunlops and Continentals (for other cars). My only concern with the Michelins is traction in curves. I've noticed that they are a bit slippery in a snow covered, off- camber turn that we go through frequently. On the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I picked the Michelins over the blizzak because they should last alot longer and so far seem up to the task. This review is really a comparison between the Michelin and the general snows because i've had them before as well but on a different vehicle. Right off the bat the Michelin tire drives like an all season tire in weather without snow they're quiet,...  Read More

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

These tires replaced the factory Eagle RS-A tires on my Regal. When trying to accelerate through 1st gear with medium throttle the RS-As spun no matter if it was dry or wet. Which bothered me when winter was coming because they would be worse in the snow. The P Zeros are a world of difference. They ride better and they grip. Dry or wet they hook up when I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

I'm located in the midwest where winter conditions vary widely from day to day. I've had Michelin xIce xI3, and General Altimax Arctics in the past (on FWD Honda vehicles). I decided to try these Pirelli Ice Zero FR tires on my RWD e320. I have Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires for the other 3 seasons, so I'm comparing these Pirelli's to a very well-rated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice xi3 is a huge step up in winter driving performance with MSW Wheels compared to the Michelin HydroEdge for Salt Lake City. We've driven them in deep snow, glare ice, and light snow. We've had a number of wet days and dry days. I've been very pleased with the performance in multiple driving conditions. My wife puts a lot of highway miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Amazing highway tire. Quiet, smooth and responsive. Pleasantly surprised at snow and slush traction. My Tacoma is 2wd but it feels in total control like 4wd, so long I don't make sudden changes or spin the tires. Perfect tire for my TRD suspension and fits my style of driving. I highly recommend for any light truck regardless of drivetrain.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Just did a trip from Seattle to Bend, OR to Winthrop, WA and back to Seattle over the holidays. In snow/ice/compact for 90% of the time, temps never above 28 as soon as we got out of the Puget Sound area, with lows in high single digits. These tires flat out perform. From compact snow/ice to 4 of fresh over compact to 7 of fresh over gravel, these things...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

Driven through 2 inches to 12 inches of snow....unbelievable good traction compared to 2 previous brands on a large SUVs. out for a drive tonnight with family to get take out....6 inches of snow in 2 hours....had to avoid 2 other vehicles sliding through a 4 way stop and a red light....unbelievable how good these tires are. Had to quickly accelerate and one...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I am an aggressive diver and wanted an aggressive snow so based on the reviews I ordered these for my AWD WRX. I was disappointed at the way they looked thinking they did not look aggressive enough. Now that I finally got to drive in some good snow I am impressed. First snowfall I drove through the snow mound left by the plow in my driveway, up my hill,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was looking for the Bridgestone Blizzak W80s to put on my Sonata, as I had them previously, but they were out of stock at the time I needed them. Gave these a try, so it's a direct comparison between the two brands.In a nutshell the Michelins are very good, but the Blizzak W80 has them beat on overall snow traction. In moderate snow cover you can almost...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Think that aggressive all-terrain tires are 'good enough' for snow and ice? Consider this: Tested my 2015 f150 xlt against a friends 2016 f150 xlt in a huge,unused,icy parking lot. My Blizzak's and his OEM A/T tires were almost new. Both in 4WD with locking rear diff's on. Tried it with traction controls on and off. Both times I was a few truck lengths ahead...  Read More