Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I have run Yoko H4S, Yoko S.drive, Sumitomo HTR A/S P01, and Kumho 4X. This is, without a doubt, the absolute best tire to date. The box is lowered on BC BR coilovers with TRD rear sway bar, and the 195/55-15 BFGs are mounted on 15X7 Trakelite Burn wheels. This is a stiff/lightweight setup, and every tire until now has either felt too nervous or just jiggly....  Read More

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

Had four new P7's put on at the same time. The Pirelli's replaced Sumitomo HTR A/S P01's which had about 25,000 miles on them (bubbles in sidewalls). It's too early to review snow traction and wear but I will comment on what I do know. The steering response increased nicely (less play in steering wheel feeling). The tires ride great and as with most new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X

The 235/65R-17 Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X tires made a noticeable improvement in my driving experiences immediately. This positive impression has been sustained through more than 5000 miles.In addition to normal highway/city commuting mileage, I have now had three high-speed highway trips (each more than 600 miles) and three substantial experiences in moderate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

These tires worked great for me from the time I put them on until I replaced them @ 68K miles. They were every bit as good in all areas as the OEM Michelins they replaced. I live in warm climate, so can not vouch for snow or ice conditions, but in both wet & dry conditions, they performed flawlessly. Cornering, braking, ride comfort & noise were all up to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo Touring LS T

I really like Sumitomo tires; I drove a performance car before I was married with children and tried them instead of the Pirellis that came on the car which were twice as much and didn't grip as well, or last nearly as long. I am getting a second set of these on my minivan because they are quiet , grippy surprisingly even in snow I was driving by others...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance L/X (T-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires on for a short time but thusfar all I can say is WOW! These replaced a set of Cooper CS4s which served me well (72,000 miles) but first impressions are great. The tires are very quiet and ride incredible and to be honest I am a bit surprised...I opted for a cheaper tire purely because my car has high miles and I don't know how...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X

Very early days since my installation of these tires on my 2005 MDX -- only three weeks of regular commuting, one road trip, and less than two hours driving in rain and/or light snow conditions. However, I am delighted with these Sumitomos thus far. Very smooth and remarkably quiet in mixed highway and city driving. Great traction, control, and steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

got BMW re-aligned before putting those on (as tend to wear in the inside rear, but had one worse than the other) and rotated+balance them frequently. Unfortunately they wore off VERY uneven - rolling the tire I could see where there were down to bare, only to have thread left in the same spot further rolling down (not round)! Never had this happen before.Als...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Great tires I will be buying these tires again in a few years   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Have this Ecsta LE Sport about 9800 miles on 2014 spring and summer in NYC. So far I like them a lot. noise level and performance is sure much better than the OEM Pirelli P zero Nero. My Abarth, has not much of tire choice for me either in 205/40 or 215/40-17 size. At the time I start search for replacement due to the noise level that I can't stand from my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

This is for my weekend fun car which I drive rather aggressively. It's a great tire for the price - very good dry traction with decent break-away and they're quiet when running hard. For an inexpensive replacement tire for the factory Miata size, it's hard to beat.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Run Flat

They were installed on my 2010 BMW 550i GT with the OEM M5 wheels about three days BEFORE I purchased the car used..... I've got just shy of 12K on them to date and I really couldn't be much happier than what I am...... Dry traction is the best I've ever experienced on any car I've owned in the past.... Steering and cornering is super responsive under all...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

Great tires for the price. Not as good as michelin ps2 but as far as quality for price these tires win. Great in the dry, okay in the wet (were great in the beginning but got worse after about 10,000 miles), and can't use them in the snow. But you can't use any 245's in the snow with rear wheel drive. A good all around tire if that is what you are looking...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

OK. I just bought these tires and I cannot speak for how long they will last. I do however think that for the price they are everything I hoped for. These tires are just a bit noisy, and the handling is a little softer than my old tires, but i can compromise considering how much I paid for them. I have been running Goodyear (EMT) F1 and I have never been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I bought these as a less expensive alternative to Bridgestone RE050A PPs based on their reputation, and they are living up to it in all regards except cornering stability, where the sidewall flex introduces a nervous character to the car in curves. Overall these tires shine in dry and wet traction and are generally quiet. They communicate well via chirps and...  Read More

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

I am coming off OEM Dunlops (not a fan) and then Sumitomo HTR ZIII's (summer tire that gave me 21k miles) to these -- and it is a world of difference for the good! These tires make my A8 feel like it should, and yet provide the traction I need when I toss it around a bit. Obviously, with only 1500 miles so far, I'm not able to comment on wear, but this thing...  Read More

Marketer Becomes Tire Tester

After three-and-a-half years on the job, I finally got the call I was waiting for: a chance to be a Tire Rack tire tester! Along with other members of the Tire Rack marketing team, this was OUR opportunity to get behind the wheel of our test BMWs and develop our own opinions on tire performance and truly understand what it takes to get our findings out to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

I've had Bridgestone, Kumho, Avon, and Sumitomo tires on my 350Z. Compared to the others, the Sumitomo tires wear better with no feathering (so far), they are definitely quieter, and they handle just fine.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

I bought this tire based on the November 2010 Consumer Reports article that put it in second place (tied for 1st in points) out of 17 tires in the Ultra-High Performance All-Season Tires Category. The price point was so low, too, among the cheapest available in 225/40-18 size to replace the two Dunlop SP Sports (front) and two Michelin Pilot Sport A/S tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

When I purchased the HTR Z II's I was looking for a reasonably priced, well performing tire. I got the reasonable price, but not the performance I was expecting. The appearance is the best quality this tire has. The dry traction is sufficent but even with my wider rims than OEM's, I don't feel 100% that the tire is going to hold. I did get caught in the rain...  Read More