Bought these Conti Eco Plus for my SUV. OEM's were Bridgestones, which were noisy and harsh. Replaced them after 28K with half the tread left. Tried Goodyear Fortera Triple Treds, which were a small improvement for the first 15K miles, then they got very noisy and harsh also, but I wasn't about to replace early again with so much money tied up in rubber. I ran them for 60K uncomfortable and loud miles. Got these Contis after reading MANY reviews. Love them. They are very quiet and smooth riding. Neither of the other two brands were anywhere close to these when new. My MPG is just slightly higher. I only have 2K on them, but as of now, they are the best tires I've ever owned, and that includes some pricey Michelins on my other vehicles.