Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

I am a bit of a tire geek and a believer that you buy a tire for a certain function. Know what you need it to do, and then decide on a tire accordingly. Do not assume that any tire with a good rating will make you happy. I have aggressive performance tires on my sports car. For the SUV, I have a set of LRR highway tires, and a set of dedicated snow tires....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

After nearly 80k miles I bought another set of the Pirelli Scorption ATR. Here's why. I drove the North American Continent on these tires from Mexico to Alaska and in all conditions the superiors are many to count. On dry they are stable, and the soft rubber keeps you hooked to the road. Braking is fast. On wet they have a cornering ability which is superior...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude X-Ice Xi2

I live in Central NY and we get snow. I just finished our 5th winter seasons with these tires on our Accord and they have been great. I felt compelled to right a review as my wife's car with 17k miles on the all season tires struggled to get up our snowy inclined driveway this winter. The Accord walked right up it with the 5 year old snows. In their 5th year...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar G055

These tires replaced OE Michelins. Tire rep recommended the new Yokohama G055's. Great tire. To date no complaints, slightly more noise then the Michelins but nothing to make one dislike them. Have only seen slight skiff of snow since I have gotten them (approx 2 months). I would recommend these tires for your SUV. Will repost when have more mileage on them....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Having had both the OEM and Yokohama Geolanders for the Pilot - I have nearly 140,000 miles on it and am the original owner - these are by far the best tires I have ever had on this car, or for that matter, any car. Driving in NJ to work 46 miles round trip, combination highway and local roads. Through last winter in particular, the traction especially on...  Read More

Introducing the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Continental continues to produce many of the Original Equipment tires for a large amount of vehicles in production today. However, they do much more than manufacture the ContiProContact that may have come equipped on your vehicle from the factory. They have several lines of performance and touring tires for cars, trucks and SUVs that are at a reasonable...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

My new Grand Cherokee Summit came equipped with the Fortera HL. I have had years of Goodyear tire experience on SUV's. Performance has always been good across their wide range of treads. Tread life has generally been not so good across the Goodyear brand. The Fortera HL so far is much better. I notice no tread wear at all to date.I had the vehicle since...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Far exceeded expectations, especially in snow. After buying a CPO Q5 3.2 late in the winter and experiencing the oem Dunlops, I needed to decide on some a/s tires, and many of the usual go-to tires were sold out.I knew the Conti-General product line is excellent, based on my experience with a few models, so I took a chance on these RT tires. I hoped that 700...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

These tires met and exceeded all reasonable expectations over the Winter past which saw a much higher than normal amount of snow on the roads from hard snow pack to iced intersections, deep new fallen heavy snow (wet & dry) and extreme cold where road salt was entirely ineffective. All-in-all it was a bitter, long and snowy season best forgotten but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 M

I've driven the car in every weather condition. I haven't taken it off pavement & won't unless I have to. I've noticed that others complain about noise, but so far it's been a quiet tire. My only complaint, and it's a big one, is that the tire has zero traction in the snow. After our first snow this winter, we barely made it up the slight incline of our...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

Purchased a week before a 5 day blizzard hit the Great Smokey Mountain. These tires drive through drifts over the bumper with out getting stuck. Yes it's 4WD but it's only a Pilot SUV; if it had been on a real 4WD Pickup, I think it would handled everything. Here in Tennessee, they don't bank corners in the road but allow them to roll with the lay of the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

I've only got 2500 miles on this tire, but I'm very impressed with the ride comfort and noise level. These are very quiet and very comfortable. They absorb most small road vibrations and rough surfaces (like small rocks and gravel)they are very quiet. I'd have to say they are the quietest tire you could buy for a light truck or suv. The sidwalls are not very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Had the previous generation Verde (not Plus) on my previous Mercedes MLs. Moved up a size to the GL, and immediately after purchase took off the factory run-flat tires, replacing them with the Verde Plus. Extremely happy with them. I don't cut corners - the size is a touch too large (285 vs. 275) for the vehicle but that's part of what needs to be done. Ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Replaced these for the stock wheels on my used 2009 Saturn Vue initially. Now buying another set for the harsh NY winter. Couldn't believe the traction in snow. My travels to work from home involve uphill at night & downhill in the morning. I'd never buy another tire for my SUV. Great tires for Spring through Fall also.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T/A

This tire came stock on my Pro-4X model Xterra. This tire is an ok all around all-season SUV tire, but there are better ones out there. It looks fairly aggressive but performance is average. Was ok in snow, off-road, and on-road, disappointing in wet weather traction (lost grip quicker than I expected). Got 51,000 miles before getting down to the wear bars...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I had OEM Continental tires which worn out completely in the middle after about 30K miles. Then I researched from Tirerack.com and purchased these Conti DWS. What a difference!! My C300 is a sport model but it completely became a luxury model. So quite and soft, yet it handles really really well (always handled well before). Felt like a totally new car. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT SUV

Have had Ultra Grip WRT SUV studded tires for two winters on 4 wheel drive Yukon. My summer tires are the Michelin MS2 which I leave on until the first snow fall. Noticeable difference when I put the snow tires on, especially on ice. The only time I have been caught off guard is when fresh snow is on top of ice, the studs can't reach through when on loose...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

We had our first snow of the season and these tires handled GREAT. The original Bridgestone Dueler tires ALWAY slid on the snow and my anti-lock brakes got a heavy workout. The Parada Spec-X gives my SUV new confidence in the snow. They have not slid once through 8 inches of snow or on icy/slushy roads. I highly recommend these tires!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Needing to replace the dreaded OE Michelin LX4s,I narrowed my search to the Defenders, the ComforTred, and the Continentals. Defenders seemed to start out strong but more mixed reviews have come through of late, and wet traction wasn't impressive. I've been wary of GY quality and saw mixed reviews of the ComforTred.As an SUV/Crossover tire, the CrossContact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Purchased these tires for my Prius Touring (I liked the regular tire size better than the touring so had them swapped to the 15in rims) while living in the PacNW for harsh winter driving to and from work. Tires were abused on logging roads,(yup went hunting in a prius and got funny looks from lifted truck drivers...) excelled in warm wet environments, and...  Read More