Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires: Which is the Best Choice?

The Ultra High Performance All-Season category has seen tremendous growth in recent years and makes a good amount of sense for a large percentage of our customer base. With a focus on both performance attributes and reasonable treadlife, this performance category appeals to enthusiasts who desire balance and year-round use out of a single set of tires. Often times, we also see customers in very mild climates migrating to this category simply seeking longer life than they would receive with a dedicated summer-only tire.

With many players in this expanding segment, there are many good choices.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS:

Long considered the king of this category, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS seems to do everything quite well. If snow traction is a focus of yours, you would be hard pressed to find a better tire in this category. While the tire has never been the fastest in the dry, it provides flexibility in all weather conditions that is difficult to match. This tire is among our best sellers for customers in northern climates and has logged over 40 million miles in our consumer surveys!

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3:

The Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is a blisteringly fast tire in the dry and wet and communicates wonderfully with its driver. It wears better than a performance summer tire due to its harder tread compound and is available in a wide array of sizes offering coverage for most popular applications. While fast and composed in the dry and wet, this tire suffers a bit in snow and is best suited for a mild climate.

Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season:

While not as sharp in the dry as the Michelin, or as aggressive in the snow as the Continental, the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season catches a driver's eye because it is so well-rounded. It is also very well priced and is a bargain amongst other reputable brand name options. Due to its versatility, we have seen positive reviews from customers in various parts of the country.

For a complete list of Ultra High Performance All-Season options, take a look at of tire ratings.


Thursday, May 28, 2015 by Steven

Marshall, the outgoing Conti DWS and current Goodyear F1 Asymetric All Season have been ranked # 1 and # 2 in category on tirerack for the last several years. It would be great to see a comparison between the new DWS06 and thee Goodyear F1. A good question is has Conti addressed their soft side wall and lack of steering engagement to the point that it now is comparable (or better) than the Goodyear?

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