Tire Rack rated this tire as one of the best bang for the buck tires in terms of overall performance versus cost. I agree. No complaints whatsoever. Although Sumitomo may not be considered as an elite tire versus other manufacturers, I think this tire performs very well. For the average driver that wants better an average handling, braking, hydroplaning resistance, and traction, I think this tire does all these things well. Considering the price of these tires, I do not think I went wrong by ordering these from the Tire Rack. Thank you Tire Rack for providing your tire surveys and road tests.