I put these on my toaster after the Yokohama Avid H4s (really good tire) went out of production. The Sumitomo tires are great. They are just as good in the handling department as the Yokos, but with MUCH less noise. I have recently lowered (moderately) the xB, and added a rear sway bar...and the tires' full potential can now be seen. Seriously, these tires are awesome. I drive in Tampa, FL...so no snow, but a lot of rain. I have spent much more for less in the past. Graet H rated tire for a low-weight vehicle.