Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx
Monday, February 3, 2014 by
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Vehicle: 2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC Sedan Sport Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 750
Location: WHITBY, ON
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Dunlop Winter Maxx
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
This is my 2nd season on these tires and while the light and deep snow traction remains amazing, I am noticing more slippage this year in icy conditions. The tire wear is negligible but they simply are not gripping as well as last season. Granted the S is a heavy car, but I have noticed an increased stopping distance in both wet and icy conditions that was not there last year. Snow traction however, is excellent, and I can easily accelerate almost as if conditions were dry, leaving even large 4x4's behind. Lane changes are firm and secure in snow and have allowed me to easily move out of harm's way (usually a bad driver with no winter driving skills and incorrect tires). I may have to replace the tires next season, but for the money they have performed well.
Initial Review: 750 miles on tires
I've only had these tires on my car for a couple of weeks but in that time we had a major ice storm and several snow storms. The ice traction is excellent - no issues with stopping, starting or cornering. In snow they are very good - both deep and light snow in both wet/slushy conditions and dry powder conditions. They are not as secure in wet but are manageable. In unplowed conditions I can accelerate like I am on dry pavement and stopping and lane changes are drama free. Not quite as good as the Good Year Ultragrips I used in the past, but since they are not made in my tire sizes, the Dunlops are very good for both my 2013 S Class and my 2013 E Class.