Went from a Michelin Grand Touring to Pilot AS Sport. Very different feel, not as precise. Tires are a little noisey. Reviews I read prior to purchase mentioned these things. Here's the trade off and why I would buy these again: awesome snow tire and great mileage. We had a brutal winter and my TL performed like it had four wheel drive. I've got good tread left at 45000 miles. Dry traction is great also.