Sumitomo's Affordable Performance All-Season Tire Just Got Better

Sumitomo traces its roots back to its relationship with Dunlop that started in 1909 and has been engineering and producing world-class tires now for decades. In the late 1990s, Sumitomo and Goodyear formed a joint venture in which the two manufacturers would produce tires for each other. In a way, you can think of Sumitomo as the "Goodyear of Japan." ¬†For...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z II

What a bargain for a C5 Corvette to get away from those $1200-1400 sets of run flats. Vette has individual TPMS pressures so you know which tire is low. Just like my RX8 with no spare I included a repair kit and slime as a carry along. W rated tires that deliver. I don't race this car (yet)but have been totally amazed with the level of grip available in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Best set of tires i have owned in several years. I replaced a set of Michelin Primacy and what a difference. I have not had them in the snow yet but wet and dry conditions, the tires performed better than any Michelin, Yokohama, Sumitomo or Kumho tire. Not sure about the in-tread designators - we will see. I wonder what makes a set of tires better for one...  Read More

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

just bought these-low miles so far- the SILENCE of these tires is amazing- much better than the goodyear stock ones. I've been on the interstate in FL downpours and these are glued to the road!   Read More

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

Only 3,000 miles into owning the tires, but I can see a huge difference in these tires on wet traction. I had a $200 a piece firestones on my Mercury before I switched to these, and these tires are so much better on wet pavement. I haven't had a chance to take them through any snow yet, but once it does I will update this review with how they are in the snow...  Read More

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

I live in Los Angeles, CA. I mostly drive my car on LA's finest highways (*sarcasm*: Just imagine the terrible road conditions of the highways on the I-5, I-10, 60W, 60E, etc). Occasionally, I do drive on the streets with very frequent stop-and-go traffic.The weather here is mostly and on the off chance that there is rain, it's never higher than 4 inches at...  Read More

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

Installed: 2013.Nov.20 242600 miles, S&S Tire First impressions: very quiet as to road noise, but loud with a rushing air noise, like buffeting, as opposed to the roaring sound my old tires made, like a crooked half shaft or bad bearing. Little roll. High grip in the dry. Smooth under heavy breaking. 2013.Dec.07Drove from Cincinnati last night in snow,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Sense

This my 4th set of Kumho Sense, they replaced Sumitomo's which were the worst tire I have ever owned. The difference in wet weather traction is astounding. The rear drive Previa is very tail light and likes to spin, it was almost unsafe with the Sumitomos, It has been raining almost every day since I had these installed and they are fantastic. Very pleased...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR Z III

Great Tire for the price, they have been wearing great for a performance summer tire. I have hit many potholes and no bubbles have formed like I have had on Toyo's in the past. Side walls are not as stiff as the OEM Yokohama Advans that came stock on the car but those are over 2x the cost. Great wet traction (Seattle) and great Dry as well. I will be...  Read More

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

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