With only 1000 miles so far, I haven't been able to try them in snow yet, but so far I think these are good, solid tires. Much more stable feeling than the uniroyal cross terrains I had before. They drive straight and with NO vibration what so ever even up to 80MPH (so far). Believe it or not, I had 100,000 miles on them when I replaced them and still would pass inspection but I wanted a more aggresive tread for this coming winter. I'm confident that these Destinations will really deliver in the snow. Yes, they are noticably louder that the Uniroyals. Hey, it's a Tacoma.....not a Mercedes. Turn the radio up a bit louder. The noise is NOT a LOT louder. VERY easy to get used to. I'm sure these will be awesome tires that will last a long, long time. You wont be dissapointed.