Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

These tires are used on a Lexus IS250 AWD. The handling in normal driving conditions is great. I took these out to test aggressively after our recent snow/ice storm. The handling in snow of about 3 was outstanding. Same for icy conditions the next day. No doubt the wide stance and AWD of the car helped, but this was exactly what I wanted. The tires are rated...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Big improvement over the tires I had before. Very quiet and comfortable. Not great in winter conditions but then again, they are not designed to be. For my car they were not that pricey but for some reason in the 225 50 R18 size they are double the price.   Read More

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

Coming from BFG Sport Comp-2's, these are extremely comparable in dry conditions. I have noticed little difference between the 2 in the performance department. Yes the comp-2's gripped better but marginally. Where these begin to shine vs the comp-2's is road noise. They are noticeably more quiet on all kinds of roads. The tread wear on these is improved as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

I have been quite happy with this tire purchase. These Quatrac 5 were purchaces to replace a set Goodyear Integrity. There isn't much that's going to make it 20-year-old Camry sporty, but these tires have noticeably improved its handling. Overall grip and confidence is up on on both wet and dry roads; response and predictable are very good and in corners...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

I bought these for winter driving on my X5 5.0 and could not say more about how many times they have saved me. Pulled out of snow that was so deep it was over the hood. I fired up the car and got out of with out any issue. Also drove for hours on a highway with 4 inches of snow and never lost traction or confidence. They can be a bit noisy but not us much as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

High value tire for the price! This tire is actually on my daughter's car and she is happy getting around a metro area with all the slop a large suburb and ramps are known for.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

High value tire for the price! This tire is actually on my daughter's car and she is happy getting around a metro area with all the slop a large suburb and ramps are known for.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

When looking for tires to replace my stock run flats on my car I wanted to make sure they would handle well in the wet and dry since I would be pushing these tires on mountain roads. I ordered these tires because they were budget friendly and looked like they had great potential. The first time I drove on these tires I took my car out to the local twisty...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are simply amazing for a 4 season snow tire.I compared them to some $150 all Season Michelins. These tires were slightly better in the dry and the rain. I had left two of the Michelins on the back, and in the snow the traction differential made the car unsafe to drive. These tires had so much more snow traction that the car was unstable with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2

I've been using the BFG GForce comp and comp 2 tires for years. The comp 2 is a great improvement over the comp. I have a 1985 Ford LTD LX (same chassis as the fox Mustang) and have built my LTD LX to canyon carve. These tires really help. I know there are stickier tires than these. But I also Daily Drive this car and am limited on the wheels I can use due...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2

bought these tires for my daughters car and couldn't be happier they are not like the old blizzaks they are very stable no mush and I feel confident that she can get out of just about anything a new York winter can throw at her.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I have just over 4,000 miles on this set. These tires are amazing! A perfect match for my little sports car. My car doesn't go out to play in the rain much so I can't really comment on that but just to say they were fine. I didn't really go all out when it was raining. Now, in the dry - these tires stick like glue to the road. Wear has been great also. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo2

I don't have lots of miles on these but so far really like them. Very grippy on twisties and corners. Steering response is excellent and they are stiff and provide good feedback. The pair very well with the sport suspension on the Civic Hatchback Sport. I had to drive in the snow with them last week and they did fine for summer tires. First autocross for the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I went with these tires looking for a sportier all season tire to replace the very old tires that were on my car when I got it, and I've been very satisfied to that end. They feel very precise at all levels of steering input and seem to have quite a bit of traction. I've yet to feel or hear traction breaking even under enthusiastic driving on backroads,...  Read More

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Just picked these up as a year-round, all-weather tire for our AWD Tiguan. We'll be using this car primarily in the winter, so I was specifically looking for a severe winter service rated all-season alternative to dedicated snows paired with high performance all-seasons on separate wheels. We just aren't going to see enough miles on this car to warrant 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

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

As the miles show, I have just purchased these Pirelli P7 A/S plus tires with only 300 miles driven. Certainly not enough to give a thorough review. However, I am not new to Tire Rack, I am a car enthusiast, and will return with a more thorough review in the future. I own a 2001 Lexus LS430 for the last 9 years which is known for is luxury quite ride. Here,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I got these to replace the stock Pirellis on my Mustang GT. After a couple of hundred miles, these tires GRIPPED. Using the on board accelerometer, my old best launch was about 0.76G at the track. With these tires, I was able to pull 0.93G aired down to around 24psi. On the road, grip was fantastic before I started modifying the car. Now, I can't get any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Absolutely amazing Tire. It is true tires make ALL the difference with a vehicle. I have never had a tire on this vehicle that has made it feel so stable and secure. My confidence is restored in my car because of these tires. I just drove through a South Western and central Pennsylvania blizzard over the weekend twice. The tires performed flawlessly. I feel...  Read More