We have a front wheel drive Pilot which had OEM Goodyear Assurance tires (those tires provided no assurance). Took a trip to Sedona and Flagstaff, where the snow was relentless. The Cross Contact LX20 went through the snow and ice like a hot knife thru butter. I was very impressed with the traction. We snuck into snowbowl ski resort where chains were required. Never felt more sure footed to the ground, even my wife was getting to comfortable on the ICY roads. Dry traction and road noise thus far is superior. Little pricy, but worth the cost so far. Looking forward to see if the ECO plus technology lives up to its name, and makes up for the inital cost. I highly recomend these tires!