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

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

I purchased those tires because of my dad high recommended to get those tires because of he had all tires on his few cars. Guess what? When I installed with new rims with tires, the ride is so smoothing and comfortable. I would like buying those tires when it time for replace.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I thought these times had a cool look to them and fie the price I was a bit skeptical myself but I will probably buy these times again when the time comes, they hold up great, mostly I just drive sesponsibly and they to stay away from getting anymore tickets... Lol.... But when I want to I drive the -------- out my car and they are great, I think they are...  Read More

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

Over all those are good tires, if you are deaf. They are so loud that you do not hear your thoughts while driving. More miles you have on them louder they are. Noisiness of those tired eliminate them from normal usage. After about 10k miles I'm replacing them.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

I've driven about 3,000 miles on these tires and they grip nicely driving through 1-3 inch puddles during Chicago down pours and flash flooding. I can confidently pass cars at 30-40mph without losing steering response and grip due to hydroplaning. Stopping and acceleration has also improved on wet roads and during rain storms. No significant wear on thread...  Read More

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

I just but these tires on my bmw 750i. I can not report on tread life at this time, but I can tell you that all my friends and I can not believe the difference in the ride. It is like a different car. Feels like just came off showroom floor. Had Pirelli p-zero on it before. These sumitomo blows the Pirelli out of the water. I am amazed in the difference it...  Read More

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