Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

First thing first, I,,replaced the O.E.tires(Bridgestone Dueler),that came with my vehicle when I purchased it. Those tires were not going to survive winter driving conditions.Regardless of your all-wheel-drive system, the most important factor in poor driving conditions, is tire traction.I, previously had excellent experience with Continental A/S DWS, but...  Read More

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 WS70

This is my first set of winter tires on this car, and my first set of studless winter tires. On previous vehicles, I used studdable winter tires such as the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 1 and the Firestone Winterforce. While those performed fine in winter conditions, they were definitely noisy and rough riding. Not so with the Blizzaks. The ride is smooth and while...  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 Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat

This is the best winter tire I have ever driven on. The steering responsiveness isn't quite as good as my summer tires, but I believe that is due to the smaller treadblocks and the nature of the winter rubber compound. I only notice the change in steering responsiveness when switching back to my summer rubber. I use these tires on a RWD car in Chicago and...  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 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Any one that has driven in snow and bad winter weather with these tires will tell you there is no equal. No All-Season tire can match or even come close. They are surprisingly quiet and give a very smooth ride. The traction gives you the feeling that you are glued to the road. The only down side to these tires is they wear faster than an All-Season and will...  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 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 SP Winter Sport 3D

This is the 3rd set of 3D's I've owned. First on my E46 330i and now on my M3. Just swapped out for a new set this season and again, these tires transform my BMW into an actual driveable car in the snow. I cannot state more strongly how solid these tires are, and more importantly, how other BMW drivers must swap out their performance rubber in the winter...  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 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I have only had limited snow and ice experience with this tire since purchasing. So far it has been a mild winter in Minneapolis.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Between AWD and 4 BStone Blizzak - it doesnt get better than this ! Just wath your rear view mirror since others have less control under all winter conditions - cold, snow and sleat!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Knowing that I am making a definite trade off in handling for better winter weather traction, I am quite pleased. Going from a lower profile M+S sport touring tire to a Winter/snow tire is very much (in my case) going from the feel of a sport/touring car to that of a small (yet capable) pick-up truck/SUV. Pushing hard, in conditions that my other tires would...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I have never owned a set of snow tires. We just had a storm here in NJ; I cannot believe a set of tires could provide such a high level of confidence and reassurance! My RWD 128 I Sport moved through ice and snow with impunity. The car literally feels glued to the hard packed icy road. The tires communicate the level of traction; you no longer have that...  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