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

All-New Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 vs Blizzak DM-V1

Bridgestone winter / snow tires are renowned for their outstanding winter traction. For many years, the Blizzak DM-V1 topped the list of best Studless Ice & Snow tires for light trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. Its combination of great snow traction, ice traction, wet grip and durability made it the most recommended tire in the category since its...  Read More

Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 are Mazda's mid-sized and full-sized crossover SUVs for the North American market. Despite their roomy interiors, these stylish crossovers have surprisingly nimble handling which makes them fun to drive. When the time comes to choose replacement all-season tires, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SU...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion SUV

The Rogue is used for a daily driver in central Minnesota. We have driven through some deep snow on the gravel roads and always make it home.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072

I have driven in terrible winter conditions all across Canada (for 20 plus years) and these tires are by far the best I have ever owned (I am talking SUV driving). From heavy wet snow to hard packed snow in -30 windy conditions, to black ice, to ice....these tires have never let me down. They have been so good, I have rarely had to resort to flipping the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I would highly recommend this tire for anyone with a midsize SUV or crossover such as our GMC Acadia. The tires ride very smooth on the interstate, very quiet, they give excellent traction in most all conditions. their not as good in the snow as a dedicated snow tire but I'm not going to complain about that; for an all season tire they get plenty of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

I was lucky that the new Michelin Premier LTX tires came out in June in for my 2012 Ford Explorer. This is the 3rd set of tires I have put on my car which currently is at 99,500 miles. The first set of Hankook Optimo tires were horribly unsafe and I took them off at 35,000 miles. The next set of Michelin Latitude Tour tires lasted until 98,750 miles but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My SUV came with Michelin Primacy MXM4 and my TL Type S has the same tires so I wanted to stay with Michelin. So far I could not be happier with these tires. I can't wait until we get a big snow storm to try them out in deep snow. One thing I did was buy new wheels so I can change the tires myself when the season's change.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I have had blizzaks on most cars, suv and GT cars. I love them. I have tried Nokian, Good year and others and I keep coming back to them. They are wow... My life and family's life is precious so I am not about to save $ 700 on snow tires. I go to mountains often. here in DEN they dont plow the streets often so I dont want to risk slipping or not grabbing.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

These are the tires that came with the new car and I will not repurchase them. Normally Michelin has a good product that lasts but I will need to replace them because half way through the tread life the do not handle well in the snow and ice. Our SUV is all over the road with these. We get lots of snow and it melts quickly in Boston's west suburbs. We also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

Needed to replace set of Latitude Tours with which I was very happy. Could not get the Tours again since Michelin no longer made them with the required load rating, Sales person recommended Defenders instead which I purchased. After 3 attemps at rebalancing and an uncomfortable and jittery ride (but very good gas mileage), I replaced the Defenders with...  Read More

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

These tires replaced OEM tires for me. Got them from tirerack.com. I've noticed a huge improvement in smoothness and road noise from mile 1 with them. I have driven about 19,000 miles on them so far. In fact, these are a big step up from the OEM Goodyears in every way except one -- treadwear. That has been surprising given their rating. I got 37,000 miles on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Grandtrek Touring A/S

This is a follow up to my original review a year and a half ago. 35,000 miles on the GrandTreks with dedicated snow tires utilized in the winter, so I have no experience with these in snow. They are still running very smoothly with only a barely perceptible increase in road noise. Guessing I will get 10,000 more miles out of these for a total of 45,000...  Read More

Introducing the Michelin Premier LTX

Last season Michelin introduced a new generation tire to the Grand Touring All-Season passenger car market. The new tire, named the Michelin Premier A/S has since risen to the top of our consumer driven surveys and performed well in our dry and wet track testing. Using rain grooves that expand as the tire wears, the Premier A/S is able to perform...  Read More

Michelin's LTX M/S2 Tire Takes Top Spot in Tire Reviews and Ratings

Back in 2011, the "Michelin LTX M/S Tires Replaced by New LTX M/S2" post was introduced to let people know about the new Michelin LTX M/S2. Fast forward a few years and we can see that this great tire is the top-ranked option in our customer survey and reviews in the Highway All-Season category.   Take a look at what our customers have been saying about the...  Read More