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

Just put these on, other than some impact harshness (45 series) they're ---- impressive for the money, quiet and smooth. They balanced perfectly which is more than I can say for the OE Firestone Firehawk GT. I wanted the Eagle Sports but read reviews about balance/ride disturbance issues (typical Goodyear). Steering response off center is a but slow, but I'm...  Read More

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

This is a follow up review from my original I wrote after only 500 miles. Now with 6500 miles and having driven in snow, on ice, in rain, on nasty city streets (I live in Chicago), on Interstate, State, and county highways I can say that purchasing these tires was the best decision I have made. I live in Chicago but cover a sales territory from Detroit, MI...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

What a smooth riding, well handling, good looking tire. I thought the previous set of Michelin Pilot Sports were good but these are much better. And the Sumitomos?I run 245/40/18 in the front and 275/35/18 in the back. I've only driven 500 miles on them so am looking forward to seeing how they perform over time. Hopefully, the 560 AA A UTQG means they'll go...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

Great tires and like you reading the reviews I was worried - they are inexpensive and it is not that I am cheap I just want good tires and not spend $500 a corner. Well these tires are great - stable at speed in the wet and very very quiet. I have a very heavy car - V12 4,828 lbs long wheelbase Mercedes and there are no issues with flat spots in the morning....  Read More

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

Couldn't be happier with these skins, which replaced the original Michelin garbage. The new tires outperform the Michelins in every way, while also providing a far more comfortable ride and less road noise. A total win, with no noticeable sacrifice thus far. I took off the rubbish Michelins after 27,000 miles, so even if I only get 25K from the Sumitomos...  Read More

The Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Combines Performance, Price and Looks

Since it's launch, the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 has quietly become a well liked and popular performance all-season tire. By providing an extremely rare combination of price, performance and looks, the HTR A/S P02 is proving to be a fantastic choice for those looking for performance without compromise. This iteration is a significant leap forward in all aspects...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Mazda CX-7

The CX-7 was introduced in 2007 as Mazda's mid-size SUV. After a five-year run, it was replaced by the CX-5. Being larger than a compact SUV, and yet smaller than the mid-size offerings, it hoped to find the sweet spot in between. With only a mild update in 2010, we most commonly see tire size 235/60R18 outfitted on the Mazda CX-7.  Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Pirell...  Read More

Tires for Your Daily Driver

Sometimes all we need is basic transportation - a way to get to work and then back home again. When it comes to simple driving, it is easy to forgo some features in exchange for reliability. One feature that should not be forgotten is tires. This is not to say that you need to break the bank, but arguably the most important safety feature on your vehicle is...  Read More

Three Tire Brands You Shouldn't Overlook When Shopping for Affordable Tires

It can be easy for a consumer to be overwhelmed by the dozens of tire brands available on the market. During the shopping process, unfortunately many tire shoppers often overlook unfamiliar brands of tires without actually looking into them first. It's understandable that very few people want to take the time to research all of the lesser-known brands of...  Read More

Better Priced Options for the 19" Equipped Ford Escape

Some of the newer Ford Escape models are arriving on dealer's showroom floors installed with tire size 235/45R19. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of options in that size and they tend be on the higher side of the price scale. There is hope out there though. We have found an alternate size that offers more choices and has a lower price. This alternate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I obviously haven't had these on the car very long, but so far I am VERY pleased/impressed. Coming from cheap/crappy Sumitomos, these are a marked improvement. Handling is superb, rides very nice/quiet, haven't had a chance to really push them in the wet yet, but dry traction/handling is really quite good. I'll never drive the C43 like a race car, or my...  Read More

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

I have only had these tires a few days, but so far I LOVE them!! I previously had Yokohama Avid tires on my car, and these seem to be MUCH better. Although I cant judge on winter driving or traction, since it is June, I can say that these tires are better in every way that any tire I had previously on my car. They are very comfortable tires, are extremely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Truck came with Goodyears, couldn't wait to get rid of them I could barley pull my boat out of the water. Bought these and ran them for 60K. I have nothing bad to say about these tires. After they wore out I decided to buy Sumitomos (cost was a factor). WHAT A MISTAKE! 18K on them and they're toast! Almost killed myself in the rain, and to pull my boat out,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Initially I was dead set on buying some Hankook VENTUS V12 EVO2 for my car to replace the absolutely awful OEM all seasons on my car. But after careful research and the fair coverage done by Tirerack I decided to try these Sumitomos which were a completely unheard of brand prior to my purchase. What an amazing difference. Treadwear is the same if not better...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

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

I have Sumitomo tires on 2 vehicles, presently--a Porsche 911 and Toyota Highlander. I am purchasing another set for 3 rd vehicle. I am very pleased with the tires--despite some garage mechanics disparaging the brand. The Highlander is used for extended hockey trips and does 10 to 13 hours at sustained high speeds fully loaded--without any glitches. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I purchased my vehicle with these tires on them and only got 15k out of them because of bad camber issues, but when driving with these, my car could take corners like no other tire I've had before, and I've had the Hankook Ventus, a set of Pirellis (exact model name escapes me), and various other higher end tires and these I would have to say kept up with...  Read More

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

I love this tire. I had Sumitomo P01 they were very good. The new P02's are that much better. Handling is overall improved and it soaks up the bumps making for a very comfortable, confident driving vehicle. I'm so happy with my decision and the service from Tire Rack was great, very easy to do.   Read More

Sumitomo HTR A/S P02: An Improved Low Cost Tire Option

For years we sold Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 in massive quantities because it was one of the better priced tires and was available in a large number of sizes. While not the highest rated tire in the High Performance All-Season category, the tire performed well enough to satisfy consumers and make it competitive among other tires at a similar price point. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Actually with a few miles on the car they are perfect. But my main concern is treadwear, after trying a set of sumitomo and kumho ectsa 4x, both last close 2 years(30 000 miles). I hope to go for 3 years with these DWS Next review in the summer 2015.   Read More