Drove 150 miles on back roads in a white out blowing blizzard the other day. Handled it like it was a dry interstate highway. Like the Michelin better than Winterforce or Blizak that I have owned on other vehicles. Worth the additional cost. Quieter and smoother ride than the other brands I've owned. Still some noise which is expected from a winter tire.I don't think any winter tire will ever be a 10 in this category or dry performance.These are close. They are made for snow and ice up north! Winter tires help 4 wheel drive vehicles stop as well as they go. Makes our already good Subie as sure footed as a mountain goat!!! Thanks Tire Rack for a perfect mount and balance on the package too!