Have these tires on a V6 Fusion that loved to slip all over the road with the all-season Continental's that were on before. I live in NH and tend to drive a little faster than average in the snow and feel very confident about the traction these tires provide. They are on their 3rd season and I have lots of tread life left. I did get the studs which are great on ice, but considering we seem to not see that much of ice I probably wouldn't go studded just because of the noise next time. I will be buying these tires again! I have the new Michelin X-I3 on another car, and other than the noise I think these are just as good!