These are the first snow tires that I've ever bought. I wish I knew they were so good before I purchased my AWD Honda. I could easily get by with 2WD with a set of these tires. We had record snowfalls here in SE MI and I used to dread my commute. They are amazing in snow and my AWD and traction control rarely come on! The OEM tires were awful in the snow. They're quieter than the OEM tires and my City MPG has dropped a couple. One bad thing about them is that they follow road grooves. It might get better once they've worn a bit. My biggest concern now is who is behind me because they stop so well.