Purchased these tires to replace the OEM Dunlop Run Flat tires that came with the car. The most noticeable difference was the lack of road noise (run flats are very loud). The ride was also softer but not so soft as to cause significant body roll while maneuvering. The day after install I g the Continentals we experienced a significant ice/snow storm and the Conti Extreme Contact DWS were exactly what the doctor ordered. Excellent handling in both slush and snow. Dry road handling in the cold weather was improved as well. This was without question the best tire I could have bought for my high performance SUV. I highly recommend them.