(Studs not used)-Driving feels a little truck-like, but we love this tire. These inspire confidence on dry, wet, and frozen surfaces, in city commutes and interstate road trips. Previously we used Blizzak WS-60 tires, and were extremely happy with them. These are quieter, and perform comparably on winter surfaces. My wife recently found herself having to drive on a narrow, twisty, hilly, ice-covered highway with open water to the sides. She crawled along slowly, but was amazed how well the tires kept her stuck to the road. Her farmer brother was amazed by their performance on our CR-V, and wants some for his pickup!