Before selecting these Pirelli Ice & Snow tires to replace the OEM street tires on my Touareg I researched the reviews of each brand in the correct size. These were rated very high by other buyers so I purchased a set. The OEM Goodyear tires were out of round and miserable to drive at interstate speeds with. Why Volkswagen had installed the substandard Goodyears on a high end SUV is a mystery. The Pirelli tires have been excellent on the road, driving in snow and great traction on ice. I highly recommend these tires for SUVs both on a dry highways and slogging along in snow too.