no need to look further for replacement tires, this is the first OEM tire I've driven that will not cause me to research a replacement when I wear them out.
NW Ohio winters are no problem for this tire when mated to the exceptional Forester AWD.
These tires grip everything and pull you thru confidently. The driver will back off before the tires do.
I rated hydroplaning resisteance a little lower because when the water covering the road surface looks like glass, at 70 MPH steering may become a little squirrely. At 60-65 MPH steering remains sure footed. HOwever, I don't know of another tire that performs that well at those speeds in heavy rain.
These tires can be a little noisy at highway sppeds (especially on concrete), but with the stereo cranked who cares?!?!?!
These are the same tires that came on my 2010 Forester 2.5XT (turbo) also and with 3100 miles, I'll stick with the OEM tires on both cars as long as Yokohama makes them.