Are Your All-Season Tires Ready to Handle All Seasons?

There’s no doubt that when it comes to driving in inclement weather during the winter months, nothing beats a set of winter / snow tires. However, if you reside in an area that receives only light snow and an all-season tire is all you need, how that tire performs during the winter months is typically the deciding factor when purchasing your replacement...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Honda Pilot

The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV. While sharing platforms with the Odyssey minivan, it broadens appeal to the group of families that just don't want a minivan, but still need the room and flexibility. The current model has been on the road since 2009 and is viewed as a success both critically and commercially. The 245/65R17 size in extremely popular, but...  Read More

Best Bang-for-the-Buck All-Terrain Tires

The snow is finally melting, which can only mean one thing - time to go mudding. With the numerous options available, choosing the correct tire for your light truck or SUV can be overwhelming. Should you choose a tire that focuses more on highway driving with some light off-roading, or vice-versa? For starters, what will fit your truck will depend on the...  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

The Highway All-Season Category Belongs to Michelin

The Defender LTX M/S, which replaces Michelin’s LTX M/S2, takes over its predecessor’s spot in first place in the Highway All-Season category. Building upon a winning formula, the tire retains the LTX M/S2’s effective tread pattern and proven internal construction. But the Defender LTX M/S tires utilize a new, more durable tread compound to address...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for 20" Equipped Suburbans and Escalades

The Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade EXT define the large SUV category. Power, room and luxury are found in varying degrees across the various trim levels of this half-ton chassis. An early adopter of large wheels on an SUV, the aftermarket tire manufacturers have brought their A-list tires to the popular 275/55R20 found on many these SUVs. Bridgeston...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a Top Choice for SUV Winter Tires

If you're looking for dedicated winter / snow tires to outfit your light truck, crossover or SUV, be sure to consider the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Well into its second season, the Pirelli Scorpion Winter has maintained its high ratings in our survey data and we're still receiving very positive customer feedback.  Many drivers may think of Pirelli as a tire...  Read More

What are the Best Run-Flat Winter Tires?

Some newer models of luxury and high-performance vehicles like BMW and Mercedes-Benz come equipped from the factory with run-flat tires. Most of these vehicles have no spare tire, so many drivers who use dedicated winter / snow tires choose to stick with a run-flat design. Over three years ago in the article, "Which Run-Flat Winter / Snow Tires Should I...  Read More

Top Crossover and SUV Tires Tested in the Snow

Sport utility and crossover vehicles are a very popular segment of the automotive market, often sought after for their ability to safely transport people and their gear in comfort. Many of them feature all-wheel drive for easier driving in inclement weather conditions. However, even sophisticated traction control and all-wheel drive systems cannot create...  Read More

Loving Your New Jeep Renegade? Don't Let a Little Snow Ruin Your Fun!

Love your Jeep Renegade but concerned about how it will do in the snow? No worries, we've got your back with Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages that will keep your Renegade rolling.  Winter / Snow Tire Category Given the Jeep Renegade's emphasis on go-anywhere traction as opposed to go-as-fast-as-you-can on asphalt emphasis, most Renegade drivers would be...  Read More

General Grabber HTS Replaced by All-New General Grabber HTS 60

In the post, "Best Tires for a Street Driven SUV", we discussed the outstanding General Grabber HTS and how it's one of the top Highway All-Season tires along with the top-rated Michelin LTS M/S2. The reasons for choosing to mention this tire as a top choice include its great traction in wet and snow, as well as its smooth, quiet ride and reasonable...  Read More

Winter / Snow Tires for Your 2005-2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE

A few months ago I got to spend a few days behind the wheel of my neighbor's 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE. I'm used to smaller cars like my BRZ, so I wasn't expecting much out of the big SUV. However, I was really impressed with how the Range Rover Sport handled. Are you a Snowbelt driver that's happy with his or her Range Rover Sport but concerned...  Read More

Firsthand Product Review: Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Earlier this year, my wife an I set out to purchase a SUV. After driving several different models we decided on a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Having driven on Bridgestone Blizzak tires for years on smaller passenger cars and having tested them multiple seasons during our yearly ice rink tests, I was curious to try out the new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2....  Read More

Starke Design Wheels: A Great Choice for Porsche Winter Packages

If you own a late-model Porsche and are looking to drive your car or SUV throughout the winter season, this means shedding the dedicated summer tires that these vehicles come with. Should you decide to use a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package as opposed to swapping tires onto your factory wheels, take a look at the Starke Design wheel brand. Designed to...  Read More

All-Terrain Tire Options with a Mountain/Snowflake Symbol

If you're heading into the winter season with your truck or SUV and dedicated snow tires are not an option, you would be well suited to take a look at tires in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain performance category. These tires offer a significant amount more biting edges compared to a traditional Highway All-Season. The best among these types of all-terrains...  Read More

Getting Ready for Winter 2016: Which Winter Performance Category is Right for You?

Remember last winter? Will this winter be just as bad? Predictions will be made but nobody really knows. The best course of action is to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. There is no simple rule of thumb on whether or not to run winter / snow tires. If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow, you should strongly consider...  Read More

Michelin Latitude Tour HP vs. Michelin Premier LTX

The Latitude Tour HP has been Michelin's premium Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire for many years. This tire made some improvements in road noise and treadwear over the old MIchelin Diamaris tire that it replaced, but still fell short in snow traction versus other competitors such as the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. As...  Read More

Best Tires for Subaru Outback

Since its launch in North America in the late 1990s, the Subaru Outback has seen fantastic sales in several iterations and continues to be one of the most popular wagons on the market today. When those Original eEquipment tires wear out, what do you replace them with? Start by looking at your tire size, then check out which of the tires below will work best...  Read More

All Hail the King: Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V2 Impresses on the Ice

With a four-wheel drive truck or SUV, you have a notable advantage accelerating in slippery conditions when compared to most passenger cars. However, even the most capable all-wheel drive vehicles shod with all-season tires will find difficulty compared to two-wheel drive passenger vehicles equipped with dedicated winter / snow tires. If you want the absolute...  Read More

First Impressions of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

Bridgestone has historically lead the way in winter condition traction. The more Mother Nature expresses her fury, the happier Bridgestone's winter tires seem to be. In the crossover, sport utility and small truck markets, the Blizzak DM-V1 has been the go-to tire. This fall brings us the all-new Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2.   We took our SUV test vehicles...  Read More