Own a 2008 Ford Escape Limited. The Michelin Cross Terrain are the original tires, which have 104,500 km on them so far. Have had no problems. Tread still good but sides are weather cracking so will be replacing soon. Traction has been good in the winters and noise on highway seems minimal. Haven't tried another type of tire so not sure how it compares. Will probably purchase the same tires again.