Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I bought these tires at the end of the Winter in April of 2016. We ended up having a snowstorm which put about 3 inches of snow on the roads and I had just switched from my Michelin X-ice Xi3's to these tires. I was really impressed with how well they handled the snow. Granted, they were brand new, and they were still no match for my Xi3's, but they did...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

Nice price, and smooth ride but mushy in the corners. It is a more comfortable ride than my Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus, but much softer sidewalls, and cornering is definitely affected. But with potholes in Kentucky chewing up and spitting out my Michelins, (now out of production), I needed a more economical choice. We'll see how it handles snow this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I drive for UBER and after researching tires and shopping around I chose this tire based on and existing comparing test available from TireRack. I put on about 3000 miles a month on these tires (27,000 total since I bought them in March) but I service the car every 5K miles and make sure tires are rotated. Its an excellent tire, quiet, handles well,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X II

While I have just recently had the tires installed I have found them to be very good and better than the Continentals that came with the car. So far all aspects of the tire have been better that the original tires and I would not hesitate to purchase them again. I did have a minor vibration issue and found that the shop that installed the tires did not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Bought them because they are a little less money, but as it turns out it was a nice surprise . I thought they were going to be rather loud, but after driving on them for a few weeks, they have quieted down tremendously. I had excellent traction on wet roads and I looking forward to winter driving with these. Maybe not a Michelein but a sound buy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

How could I possibly lose with a speed-rated all-season tire? Not. Looking for a less expensive replacement for BFG touring tires, I found these at Tire Rack. Reviews were good and price was perfect. I went for it. Tires look great with a nice sidewall profile and design. Asymmetrical tread design looks advanced but does it work? You betcha it does.They tend...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo Touring LS H

I think these tires are a good value. They ride no different or make more or less noise then the originals set. I have drove my car in light snow, heavy rain and had no problems and one time my driveway had a 1/2 inch of ice on it and had no problems just put it in drive and go but my drive is mostly flat also. I will defiantly use tire rack from now on I...  Read More

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

I just replaced Sumitomos with the Michelin AS 3+ the difference is amazing. I now get traction instead of wheel spin even on wet surfaces, they are so quiet I can hear my engine or my cell phone. These tires are a great choice, well worth the price.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these Sumitomo tires as their specifications (AAA - 600 tread wear) H rated were similar to the top Michelins, Continentals etc specs and were almost half the price. I haven't been disappointed. It a well made, top quality tire at a great price and I'm very happy with the tire performance and the savings!!! It was also very easy through TireRack to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these Sumitomo tires as their specifications (AAA - 600 tread wear) H rated were similar to the top Michelins, Continentals etc specs and were almost half the price. I haven't been disappointed. It a well made, top quality tire at a great price and I'm very happy with the tire performance and the savings!!! It was also very easy through TireRack to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Okay, I decided to give a shot on this Sumitomo tires after reading reviews and watching TR comparison vid. Prior to these tires, I had Kumho Eczta and Falken Azenis. These were quite similar w/ Falken having a slightly performance edge. These are also about 40% more expensive than the Sumitomo. The bad news first: Although in the video comparison, TR says...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z

I run these on 10.5x17in rims on the back of my 03 Mustang Mach 1. In the hot, high desert of CA, they did great unless it was cold (below 40), in San Antonio, TX they were very greasy and had poor traction due to the road compounds used in TX unless on cement, then they wer fine. I'm now in northern VA and they do great unless it's below 40 outside, but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I have had three high powered Mustangs, including my current Roush 360R Mustang. I have been using Sumitomo HTR Z III for my front and rear tires for a while. They are the best bang for your buck. They might not be the best tires for track or racing, but for every day tires they are best in my opinion. Tire Rack is always providing great customer service and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I recently purchased this set of tires for a second/winter set of wheels for my MX-5. My MX-5 is my year-round daily driver, so having the second set is a necessity. My summer tires are Bridgestone S-04 Pole Positions that came with the car when I purchased it 2 months ago. It was like driving a block of ice on an ice skating rink. So, I had to make a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

This is my second set of Sumitomo HTRZ3's. Nn my STi years back, these became fabulous rainy track day tires and I liked everything they did. The price was a MAJOR bonus. Now on the Evora S, they again do EVERYTHING I ask of them. Clearly regardless of price, they are one of the best Max performance tires on the market and their longevity in sales backs that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA71

My 2013 Dodge Dart came with Kumho KH16 from factory (205/55/16) brand new when I purchased the car in 2014 it had 13,000. 2 years later those tires lasted me to about 56,000 Miles. After doing my own research and chatting with Tire Rack online, I went ahead purchased these Kumho TA71 over the General Altimax RT43 and I believe I made the best decision. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

This may be just as much a nod to downsizing as it is to this tire, but I do not want to minimize the ride quality improvement over the factory Hankook 19 tires that came on my AWD 300. They have been great tires. But moving down to 18 wheels w/ these 225/60R18 Sumitomo's provided a noticeable improvement in ride quality...this set up makes uneven pavement...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

How does this tire rate currently at 3.9 stars? This is without a doubt the worst set of tires I have every wasted my money on. Purchased as summer tires for the car that goes back and forth on errands, and hauling the family around. There's no high speed cornering, excessive breaking or even high speeds going on in this car. We got one season out of them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Best value for the money. Very nice traction and handling, comfortable too, but noisy like snow tires. Will update more on tread life.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Update: After 10,000 miles i am still loving these. I run my civic hard, and i have no complaints. i have rotated them 2 times ( every 5k) and it is doing great.   Read More