Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

I don't rotate, just install/replace. Got 24,000 on rear and probably another 5K on Front. Love the value of this tire. Will spin coming from stop on slick pavement, otherwise nice and sticky and smooth ride. Road noise is moderate.   Read More

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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.83     2006 Scion xBMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 125 Location: Tampa,...  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 following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Sumitomo HTR Enhance C/X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45     2005 Acura MDXMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 5,200 Location: Placitas, NM D...  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)

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Sumitomo HTR Enhance L/X (T-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.57     2003 Buick LeSabreMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 1,000 Lo...  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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Pirelli P Zero Run Flat Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12     2010 BMW 550i Gran TurismoMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 12,000 Location: V...  Read More

How Good are Sumitomo Tires?

Sumitomo is a Japanese manufacturer of many things and tires happen to be one of them.  The reason you don't hear about them much is you will not see "Sumitomo" on the side of a race car or notice them sponsoring a team. They also do not run any television commercials. Are they good tires? They offer many tires that provide a great value for the dollar. Sumitom...  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

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Sumitomo HTR Z II Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.43     2000 Chevrolet CorvetteMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 500 Location:   Driving...  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

What's the Deal with Sumitomo Tires?

The Sumitomo Group is a Japanese company that has many facets to their business. The company began in the 17th century with Masatomo Sumitomo and Riemon Soga, who developed a new method for smelting and refining copper. They began the company in the ore smelting business, and since have expanded their umbrella to include banking, insurance, chemical, rubber,...  Read More

Check Out Sumitomo for Affordable Tires

Who is Sumitomo? Headquartered in Kobe, Japan and involved extensively with the tire industry since 1909, Sumitomo has very close relationships with Dunlop and Goodyear. Sumitomo has produced tires in cooperation with Dunlop and Goodyear for many years. In fact, so much engineering, technology and manufacturing is shared between them that I sometimes...  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