Here's an update. Purchased these tires in November when there was no snow in MI. Now it is February and it has been snowing for a couple weeks. Tires behave excellent on the snowy roads. I drive 30 mi to and from work and have experience with various vehicles that I drove and tested due to my work. I know my car very well. What can I say? Michelin is the best and that's all. Excellent ride in the snow with the Defenders. I would like to see them on my future personal car. It is absolutely better than BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, Conti or Yokohama that I have had. Absolutely buy!!!