This is the first inaugural season for the Dunlop Winter Maxx tire. Admittedly, I was a bit apprehensive in committing to a purchase knowing the lack of testing/reporting related to this Dunlop model. The price alone translated into a great value as long as the winter traction and confidence were to follow.
After installing the tire, I have had my share of winter adversity which has included freezing rain, 12+ inch snowfalls, sub-zero temperatures, 50 degree days and everything in between. The Winter Maxx tire has proven itself trustworthy in all types of road conditions. The tread can use a little more grip during acceleration in the snow and ice, but delivers an enormous amount of confidence under braking and cornering. Lateral transfer in the snow or wet/dry conditions is predictable and smooth. The tire translates into a quiet ride comfort and is very stable at highway speeds. The tread is showing no signs of wear after the first 1500 mile rotation.
Overall, I have felt this tire to be a great value. For those who like to see a significant history reported on a tire before consideration, break out of your comfort zone and be the first on the block to try the Dunlop Winter Maxx. The tire will not disappoint and you will also have fun telling others about your decision.