Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These tires are exceptionally sure-footed in every winter situation they have faced already: ice, slush, sleet, rain, light and deeper (about 8) snow as well as dry but cold roads both paved and gravel. They are not noisy on the road. Still need to use sensible, safe driving practices but these tires afford an extra margin of safety when weather conditions...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I bought these tires for my lady friend's AWD FX45. This car splits its time between New Jersey and Vermont, and traverses between the two every winter. I drive the car frequently. They are terrific tires on the Interstate and on local roads, both paved and unpaved. I am not consciously aware that I am on snow tires when driving on dry roads, but in snow,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.9     2015 Subaru WRXMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 200 Location: MAPLEWOOD,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Love it and hate it. I have been using Blizzak tires on my vehicles every winter for the past 20 years and have always been impressed with their performance under adverse conditions. They deliver as promised. However, there is a downside. Two issues in particular. Road noise is quite noticeable even when new, but increases significantly as the tread wears...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG20

My second winter season for these tires. Zero problems. A front wheel drive car with real snow tires is by far the most economical car for winter. the price of a dedicated set of snow tires is around $600 dollars . Compared to the cost of collision repairs and possible injury, a no brainer.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (W-Speed Rated)

For the Marauder, these are far superior to the BF Goodrich in every way I care about. Very quiet highway tires with nice smooth controlled ride. I don't drive this car in snow/ice so I can't comment on winter use. I hope these are still available when I need them again. I was so happy when I first got these I promised myself I would write a review if still...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I have had this set of winter tires for three years now. I would absolutely recommend this tire to anyone, I have never been stuck in any amount of snow, can stop and start almost as well as in the summer and the response time is fantastic. I researched all tires on this site but thins one rated better on everything, and it was no lie. I couldn't be happier...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

Oem tires on our Rogue.I know 4-wheel drive is hard on tires but 31,000 miles on tires and need to be replaced soon.Made the first winter here in southeastern Minnesota but not going to make it through the rest of this winter.Not happy.Dealer recommended Uniroyal tire paws.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been completely satified with these tires!!! My Lincoln LS V8 is rear wheel drive, which proves it's own challenges in winter driving. I live in NW Ohio, and suffered a very hard winter last year. I was commuting 130 miles/day for work,,, sometimes through 6 inches of snow... and a couple times on ice!!! With those conditions I never felt as though...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

First snow of the season today in Chicago 1/4/15 and so I took out the good 'ol Civic for a spin with the new Dunlop Wintermaxx and I have only good things to say about these tires. Everybody else was driving slow or carefully and I was driving like any other day. Lots of traction taking off, cornering and breaking. I even took the car to an empty parking...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Purchased the Pilot A/S 3 91V-rated to replace ContiPro Contact SSR 91H run flats. I carry a spare in the trunk.Conti lasted about 25-30k and were gone. Run flats give you piece of mind but they were noisier than Pilot - I noticed it from the beginning I installed these on. Pilots are also provide a softer ride over small bumps and anomalies on a road; Conti...  Read More

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

This is the 4th set of these I've owned, and the first for this car. We've now had the car for 5 months and when purchased it had new Continentals on it. Needless to say, our intention was to replace them prior to purchase. One week later we did and are now happy with how the car was meant to be.Road noise is minimal from the tire as wind noise overtakes...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

First set of Dunlop winter sport 4d. Always had winter sport 3d. Winter sport 4d excellent tire in 2-4 Inches of snow . Very good in slush . Excellent wet weather tire . Keep car in sport mode really helps driving in snow or use tiptronic shift Vetry good winter tire . Thank you Dunlop   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Put these on my wife's car because Blizzaks were sold out and cheaper than Michelins. Nokians weren't available at the time, so I figured I was settling with this tire. I've been pretty surprised. These are on my wife's Volvo, which is FWD until it needs all wheels, with very nanny-ish traction and stability control. The car is completely stable with these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I was able to experience these in light and heavy snow as well as ice all in one drive to work this year. In light snow they are fine and braking and steering were still predictable. They did give up a good amount traction in deep snow and ice. Even with all wheel drive I did not feel very confident in the tire's ability to stop and steer around corners. If...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S33D

Avid S33D was OE tire on our Prius. This tire has exceeded all expectations, especially longevity for an OE tire. Still have legal tread depth left and remain perfectly round after over 54,000 miles. Noise is average for a tire while not being uncomfortable, plus they have maintained good performance in rain at the limits of wear. A recent trip in Oct of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I have only 8K on the tires but they are def not an all season tire, you will need winters. As for driving in dry conditions i would rate them as average in the way of noise and handling.. i just recently bought the Extreme Continentals DW for my convertible and for the extra few bucks i suggest going with them. Hope this helps.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

I waited to drive on these for a few months before writing a review. I have loved these tires since getting them but after driving from Long Island to Burlington, VT in sleet slush and heavy snow, driving around Burlington in 6-12 inches of snow, I can confidently say THESE TIRES ROCK. I never felt slipping or sliding, even while passing in the snow covered...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

I use my car for just about everything, Mail delivery, city driving, highway/trips. I hit all seasons and elements with this car. Really impressed with these Goodyear Ultra winter tires. Very nice gripping tread!!! I cant rate so high with ice but then again I didn't get the studs in the tire, even without them they still seem to do good. 3000 miles so far...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

We have driven 44,000 miles on these tires over the past 31 months and the tread depth is now at 4/32-5/32. I live in Upstate NY so this is the minimum amount of tread depth tires should have in order to be able to drive responsively in the winter conditions we experience. Even if I lived in an area that did not get snow/ice in the winter, it's obvious that...  Read More