Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is the 2nd set of Arctic Altimax tires for me. Two different Volvos.The traction on snowy Maine roads is phenomenal. If driven through 2 inches of fresh powder this season, slushy stuff, you name it and we hit it this year. My plow guy seems to create a skating rink in our driveway, so I've used it to test starting and stopping on ice and I couldn't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Bought them used on rims that fit my car, they are the skinniest option offered for my car. second winter I've had them on now and they work great on the unplowed roads I often encounter driving home from work at 4 A.M. I recently found a second set of stock rims for my wife's van and plan to buy a set for that as well.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

These are OEM for the vehicle. Overall very pleased.After about 35000 miles the tires have developed road noise and currently have approx 6/32nds tread remaining. The major complaint is handling on slush and deeper snow even while tread depth ranged from 9 down to 6 /32nds. This tire & width is prone to hydroplaning, and riding on slush aswell. If you are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

This is a great tire in the dry for a snow tire. Unfortunately, it is not such a great snow tire. Right after they were installed, I really couldn't tell I had snow tires on. Very good dry road handling, and quiet as well. My first snow experience was disappointing, however. I really wanted a stud less snow tire--not a performance snow tire. Unfortunately,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Big fan of Tire Rack, since 1997 every single tire we have purchased has been from Tire Rack. NOW onto the tire review. WOW! Amazing how this tire performs! We've had mixed snow, rain, and some dry road surface condition. The last set of tires we had, more or less took a dive due to control arms and out tie rod ends needing to be replaced and a 4 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT

I bought these for my winter wheels, because living in Pennsylvania we get enough snow in the winter to merit snow tires. I liked the idea of run-flat tires because of possible punctures from ice in wintry conditions wouldn't have an effect on my mobility. I'd been driving in mostly dry and rainy conditions and liked that they didn't give much more road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I purchased these tires just as the real weather of winter came to the northeast and the timing and results could not have been better. On my way home from skiing in VT a major winter storm moved in and I had to drive on a variety of wet, snowy, slushy, and icy conditions as I made my way home. Traction was perfect at all times, braking and steering feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Run Flat

I bought these during the first snow and ice in the Portland area in December and was eager to test them. Luckily we got a nice storm the past few days and I am sold on these tires. My girlfriend lives on a nice hill where the UPS truck in chains would spin and my MDX with the other tires would slide. After installation these tires climbed that hill like I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

(GTI with Performance Pkg-6sp manual) Initial Review 2500mi Tires purchased to replace OEM All Season Hankook H Rated VENTUS S1 NOBLE2. (Planning to purchase Goodyear PSS summer tires in the spring.)This has been a challenging winter in Chicago area with significant snow, ice and very low temperatures. The Pirelli Scotto3 (non-run flat) have performed with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

We were planning a 3500 mile cross country drive and I knew I wasn't going to be safe with the bowling balls my car came with (I bought it used, these were not original equipment tires but budget-minded replacements). I went with the Pirellis based on Tire Rack's review and I am very pleased. Quiet, smooth, comfortable, with remarkable wet traction. These...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These are winter only driving tires and they are on their second season in blizzard like Chicago weather. I absolutely love them!! Not only are they safer when the temperature drops below 45 degrees but they are indeed very comfy, relatively quiet, and most importantly the set of tires with the most grip when driving in these harsh conditions. You won't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Drove through the mountains in Washington State and Western Canada right after purchasing these tires, and they handled the snow well. Obviously these are not winter tires, but they are so good, I see no reason to buy winter tires for the amount I drive in the snow.If you have an AWD vehicle and do not drive a long way every day in deep snow, these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I drive from Portland to the SF Bay area every winter. I have come across hazardous driving conditions almost every year, with ODOT frequently stopping all traffic requiring chains in order to drive through the various mountain passes. This is the first year I decided to use a dedicated set of winter tires, as I previously thought that all-seasons with my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

These tires replaced the factory Eagle RS-A tires on my Regal. When trying to accelerate through 1st gear with medium throttle the RS-As spun no matter if it was dry or wet. Which bothered me when winter was coming because they would be worse in the snow. The P Zeros are a world of difference. They ride better and they grip. Dry or wet they hook up when I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The Michelin X-Ice xi3 is a huge step up in winter driving performance with MSW Wheels compared to the Michelin HydroEdge for Salt Lake City. We've driven them in deep snow, glare ice, and light snow. We've had a number of wet days and dry days. I've been very pleased with the performance in multiple driving conditions. My wife puts a lot of highway miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

My last set of tires were winter tires. I live in Denver and took a risk buying these tires for winter and summer since winter tires noticeably reduce performance. I put these on and for about a month drove on dry pavement and my car seems to accelerate faster and handle way better. I love these tires. We had a dry November but it has snowed a bunch since....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

By far the best tires i have ever owned (and i've owned many) for performance. I've had a set on my BMW M235i (non-awd) and boy do these things grip, very sticky once warm! The car does the advertised 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and you feel the acceleration all because of the tires grip. It's my Daily so its mostly City with some Highway. I have done some light...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

The X Ice Xi-3 is a very good winter tire. I'm happily well into my second winter with these on my 2013 G37xS. Excellent capability in all winter conditions. I have no issues whatsoever getting around even during Lake Effect storms and streets that don't get plowed all winter. Bonus: The penalties in comfort and dynamics typically associated with winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Very quiet and unusually good in up to 6 inches of unplowed snow and great on ice. I have a front wheel drive and so, the tires are very important to winter driving. Not at all disappointed. Dry and wet conditions are no problem at all. Unusually smooth on the highway. I don't experience the apparent drag of the stock tires that came with the jeep. Would...  Read More