Opted for a wider tire and went with the 245's. The extra width does add to more confidence in straight line and cornering stability. Have not noticed a difference in my overall mpg. Driven in wet snow and tire provided good traction even when pushed. Dry performance is great and best to date that I have tried on my pilot. Wet traction is very good as well. Just hoping that I can achieve the promised mileage that this tire is supposed to get and that other reviewers say they experienced. I definitely recommend these tires. No more noisy than the Nokian Vatavias I had on proir to this set. Did get to drive them on a little ice in a parking lot and they are not as good as a dedicated winter tire. That is the only weakness I can say the tire has...but that is not its intended purpose. Will follow up after I get through the winter season.