Of all the tires I've driven on, Continental tires seem to be the quietest. They seem to be sticky around corners. My OEM tires were horribly loud. They made a noise around the same corners that these are silent around. Also, wet traction is very good. My OEM tires would too easily spin from stop. These require a lot more throttle to break them loose. I feel much more confident in the rain with these. At 30,000 miles, my old tires were down right scary in the rain. The OEM's were cupping badly, but, had a lot of tread left. They still hydroplaned like I were on ice. These new ones cut through the rain and, at this early stage, feel very sturdy. I haven't really had them long enough to accurately comment on the MPG's, but, I was getting 2 MPG better on my return trip from getting these put on. I haven't driven far enough to get an accurate read on them yet though. I also can't comment on snow conditions yet either. But, that's coming I feel. My OEM's were actually really good in the snow. I'm interested to see the comparison.