Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Purchased these tires to replace the OEM Goodyears on the truck before winter snows started. The first 8k miles are about 50/50 highway and city.Smooth, quiet, great traction. They are showing no signs of wear so far. Dry traction is as expected driving a 5500 lb truck the way it should be driven: not really aggressively. Snow traction is all I was hoping...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have always used Bridgestone Blizzak tires for the winter months. This is my first year, first winter in a RWD vehicle. We recently had a nice amount of snow and I have to say. WOW. The Blizzaks deliver the same performance that I have come to expect. Even in a RWD vehicle, I have complete control and traction; even when passing in the not-so-clean lane. I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Because a hip replacement made clutching difficult for my wife, we reluctantly replaced our E36 BMW with a 2015 4 Door Mini Cooper S with 6 sp Autotrans (remarkably good, btw - the first slush box I have not hated). Since she was about to take a month long road rip in Feb 2016 from Portland, Oregon across the Siskiyou Mountains to Cal, I wanted to make sure...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Great snow and ice tires. I purchased 4 of these tires in anticipation of a permanent move to the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY where snow, icy road conditions and subzero winter temperatures are the norm. The tires are very quiet in comparison to the standard cheaper studded snow tires. I have driven my front wheel drive vehicle on ice and in snow 6...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Have a 2015 RAV4 Limited with 37K mostly highway miles on the Mich Premier A/S. They've been good tires. Noise is good, traction is good, wearing evenly, MPG is good. They feel very solid on the road over their short lifetime. I've gone through them pretty quickly driving 45K miles a year. They might make it through the winter, I'll just be a little more...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I commute 180-190 miles per day mostly on interstate under mix of all seasonal conditions and frequent sudden turns and hard braking to avoid sudden traffic stops. I am very pleased with these tires and their performance. Wear is outstanding. I'm at 65K and can still read the snow S on tread. I've actually been considering running through another winter due...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

...I'll write another review after a few storms. I selected this tire after reading close to all of the 275 available reviews. I grew up in Vermont and moved to Colorado 20+ years ago. I have an '06 Mini Cooper S Convertible, which will serve as a back-up to a leased BMW i3 (which I didn't want to get snow tires for), so in the winter it will be my car to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

We bought these tires for my wife's Lexus over other available winter tires. I was most impressed with the tread depth these tires have over the competition in the same size. I was able to drive home on completely dry roads with which these tires handled great (no noticeable difference over All Season just removed, the noise was less). Living in Rochester...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I could not be happier with this purchase. I was never 100% pleased with the X-ice I had on a previous vehicle, and the Blizzaks on the vehicle before that. Both of those brands are always over-priced here in Canada. Simply put, the X-ice and Blizzaks are just are not good value for the dollar.Continental, however, hit a home run with the WinterContact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought the Continental WinterContact tires mounted on 17 Axis Modle Five gunmetal wheels from Tire Rack as seasonal replacements that I can swap in my garage. The wheels look better than my stock Audi S3 18 wheels. I mounted them three weeks ago and have already driven in three snow storms in Portland, Oregon and Washington. I'm shocked at how well they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I bought a 2016 Toyota Highlander in October 2016 and had the dealer swap out the OEM tires with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus based on a recommendation by a tire rack advisor. The tires were outstanding on dry and wet pavement in October and November. I thought these were the best tires I'd ever put on an SUV based on the performance over the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

By far the Best Winter tires I ever had, I live in Canada and we have a lot of snow. Had them for 3 winters so I did around 25 000miles on it.THEY ARE SO COMFY,PEACEFULL AND QUIET. They make my summer tire look so bad when summer is coming due the nice sounds level of them. I drive a 07 Honda civic SI and I drive crazy, they are that good. Next summer I'm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I was originally hesitant about a studies snow tire. I've used studded snow tires where I live in the Adirondacks for 30 years. They have gotten me to and from ski races in snow storms, to the ski area on snow days (I was a school teacher), and up and down a steep and sometimes icy driveway. We bought a small van this fall and I was looking for snow tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

My set of tires are dedicated winter tires mounted on OEM wheels. I currently have approx 1200 miles of driving in my daily commuter - '17 Volt. As a winter tire, the snow and ice traction is way above and beyond compared to the all season LRR tires that came with the vehicle. Just had the first snow storm (didn't drive through it though) recently but did...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

The tires were purchased for winter driving. Old tires had 47,000 miles and were low. I have had the opportunity to use the tires in the snow in the last Cleveland snow storm. they meet the expectations of a tire that will keep me safe. I used the tires prior to the snow storm and tested the hydroplaning to a small degree and they worked very well. stopping...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These are my first set of winter tires and I can only compare them on the car to the summer performance tires that the car comes with. I've mostly driven AWD cars with all season tires in the past. I live in Buffalo, NY (insert joke about how much it snows here). I work in healthcare and need to be able to get to work everyday at weird hours. I bought these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I live in central PA and the winters can get alot of snow and ice. I've always bought all season tires but I never felt comfortable driving in the winter with them and I wanted to see what was available when it came to winter tires. I researched various brands of winter tires and based on the information I found I decided to purchase the Michelin X-ice Xi3....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental VancoWinter

The vehicle came standard with the Hankook Dynapro HT tires that provided little to no traction during winter driving. Had my first experience driving through snow, sleet, and freezing rain, I had no issues getting around while passing up other vehicles of the same caliber work van getting stuck. Would definitely recommend this tire for winter driving.   Read More

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

First off, I am no tire expert. Second, I have only driven these tires for 800 miles. Third, I am not a professional driver, I have never tracked a car, and I have never had any track/racing lessons. I live in New York City and do most of my driving on the weekends getting out of the city to either eastern Long Island or upstate New York. I seldom drive...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

I purchased these tires with wheels for winter driving in North East PA. I live in an area with lots of hills and I see plenty of people slipping and sliding and on rural roads where you don't have a lot of room before you are in the ditch. I really want to stop and turn and I believe winter tires are best for me where I live.I'm very happy with the Tire...  Read More