After extensive research I purchased a set of these tires to replace noisy tires from previous owner (Mazda 3has more than average road noise). Immediately road noise was silenced through he life of these tires. Ended up replacing with a new set of the same tire due to a gouge in one tire around 50,000 miles, which is a shame as the tires still had DW and close to DWS left. I have driven more than 65,000 miles on this tire and it has handled everything - from high speeds to MN winters. Most impressive was a time in spring where I was forced off the road onto the shoulder by a semi, going 80mph and the car somehow never missed a beat on wet gravel. Highly recommend these tires.