Reviewed a lot of tires that were more expensive and narrowed the list down but my choices were on back order at the time. Was hesitant to purchase this tire because I wasn't confident with the brand. The ratings and the reviews were better than expected. I liked the asymmetric look too but thought it would detract from the performance but again the ratings didn't suggest this. I am willing to pay more for value but thought I'd give these a shot. Had them installed just before the snowy season and they performed very well. In the dry they are quiet and our Tribeca tracks better on the highway. So far, great decision and value. Will update later with tire wear.