These tires are original equipment on my 2007 Acura RL which has AWD. I have found them to be excellent so far, 5 years and 52,000 miles into their life. They probably have at least another 5-10,000 miles of tread life left. I am beginning to see some early dry rot on them however. No problems whatsoever with hydroplaning. Excellent wet and dry braking. These are quite tires. Not sure what other reviewers are hearing. I don't drive my car very hard but I've had no problems during cornering. The only negative I see with this tire is the cost; they are expensive. I would buy them again if I can find them at a reasonable cost. By the way, I'm not employed by Michelin nor do I own stock in the company.