I did a considerable amount of research before choosing this tire for my 09 Sonata GLS. Since I drive commute 90 miles RT daily, over secondary roads, I wanted a tire that was good in the Colorado snow and yet would offer good performance and durability in the hot summers. Right away I notice that this tire was MUCH more quiet than the Michelins that were on it previously. This tire also absorbs bumps for a VERY smooth ride. Even though I have only 2000 miles or so on these tires I've driven in snow and ice/snow packed roads and have found this tire very stable and sure footed. I will write a follow up review to let you know if my opinion changes after I put more miles on them. This is my first set of Bridgestones...and so far I am very pleased with them.