Incredible traction in snow. As good or better than snow tires. Trade off was high noise level and a 2mpg drop in mileage. The Kia mechanic thought there was a wheel bearing going bad but it was only the tires. (only?) Replaced at 24k miles with something less aggressive (Michelin) but kept these in case I move back north. At 24k miles the Yokohamas still look brand new. If you don't mind the noise, these are great tires for SUV's or off road vehicles.