Newer is Better: Introducing the Ultra High Performance All-Season General G-MAX AS-05

Founded in 1915, General Tire has been making tires for over 100 years. That knowledge base improved even more in 1987 when General was purchased by a leading German-tire manufacturer. This infusion of capital and technology has helped General continue to make great tires at a very reasonable prices.   One such General tire that has tested well and impressed...  Read More

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

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender T+H

These are replacing the Michelin Energy Saver tires that came factory installed on the car when new. I live in the Midwest and those tires were terrible in any winter weather. I chose the Michelin Defender T+H due to the strong name that is Michelin, tread wear warranty, and tire tread depth of 10/32 compared to the 8/32 on the Premier A/S tires . After 50...  Read More

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

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More

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

I use these year round here in Norther Michigan and in Massachusetts. Wish they still hade the run flat version, maybe that was in 3D, not sure why they don't have them. Anyway, this tire is a brilliant and essentially year round friend. Very quiet and smooth all seasons with performance both for higher speeds, snow and ice, wet and dry. Off street as you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 N-Spec

If you are looking for a performance winter tire. This is it. I've used normal winter tires on a Honda Civic before and i hated the handling and the noise and the grip in the rain and dry wasn't that great. With my performance package Mustang GT, I knew i wanted to maintain the sporty handling that the car had on the factory Pirelli P-Zero Maximum...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier LTX

Bought these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone tires on my '13 Highlander after 50K of city/hwy combined driving. OE Bridgestone tires were okay, but I was looking for a better all season tire for all types of driving here in eastern PA.Reviewed all of the TR testing and reviews and decided to go with these Michelins. After 7,500 miles of fall, winter, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I mean this tire speaks for itself, my car came with Dunlop run-flats which are complete garbage so having had a spare winter wheel/tire set up for the car, I opted to install summer tires for my OEM Rays Eng. performance package wheels. The car feels like a completely different animal, the steering response is great (though I have electronic steering) but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I bought my car lightly used with 32000 kilometers on it which translates to roughly 20,000 miles. When I got it it had the Pirelli P6 Four Seasons tires which, until I got these installed, I thought were pretty good. With the P6 4S I found turn-in and general cornering stability a little sloppy which I attributed to not having the sports suspension on the...  Read More

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

I got these for my 2015 Tahoe, and they made this truck what it is - luxury SUV that can go anywhere. These tires are phenomenal. Please don't listen to people bashing these tires in winter conditions. People bashing these tires for poor snow performance should learn : a. These are not winter tires. b. how to drive in winter conditions.Tires are performing...  Read More

What Tires Are on a Lexus 2017 RX350?

In the luxury midsize SUV market, the Lexus RX350 ranks as one of the best. It’s easy to see why thanks to a great looking interior, spacious room for the driver and passengers, good power and impressive standard features. With a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, the RX350’s tires need to be ready to handle that power and translate it into comfort and...  Read More

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

These tires have met or exceeded all expectations. I do a lot of highway commuting and these tires are as quiet and comfortable as I could hope for on a small car. Fuel mileage using this tire is slightly better than previous tires, but I don't see any huge savings at the pump. I have between 7 and 8/32nds of tread left, so I expect to get around 75,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These came OEM on my Camry and will definitely not be replaced. Undriveable in the winter with even minimal snow, uncomfortable to drive when it rains, and make more noise than my snow tires. At 20,000 miles they're pretty much worn out, I wouldn't be able to finish the summer on them. Looking for a dedicated summer performance tire to rotate with my snows.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Obviously not many miles yet. Today, I was out and about while a winter storm was beginning. It was cold out, so the snow was light and fluffy, not wet snow. With maybe an inch or two of snow, compacted in some areas, traction from a standing start was OK. Even with throttle modulation, there was some wheel slip invoking the stability/traction control. Even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I've just finished my second winter season with these tires and I couldn't be happier. I bought these because the winter before, I had driven on all season tires and had a lot of trouble getting up the hill going out of my neighborhood - one day I couldn't make it up the hill and had to stay home from work. It wasn't any fun driving down the major roads,...  Read More

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

I bought a set of the Michelin Pilot A/S 3+ V rated tires to replace asset of A/S 3 Y rated tires. As the older tires wore they started to tramline horribly - to the point that they were scary to drive on bad freeways. I was concerned about dropping from ultra high performance (Y) to high performance (V). So far so good. I drove from Seattle to Portland in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

I took a chance on these as I have always purchased Blizzaks for winter. These are on par with those as far as winter performance at a lower price point. Where I've really noticed the difference though, is in the tread wear. If properly rotated, these tread blocks seem to have lasted much longer than the Blizzaks for comparable driving. I wouldn't hesitate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I purchased these tires to replace some balding Radar RPX900 tires on my corolla wagon. With the worn tires, there was a humming noise I kept hearing, which lead me to believe that it was the wheel bearings. Also, traction on the old tires were pretty much gone. As soon as I put on these new General AltiMAX RT43 tires on, it was like had been given a new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I spend 40-50 days per winter snow skiing so snow tires are a necessity. The Xi3 exceeded all expectations in all conditions. I drove in slush, packed snow, deep, fresh snow, ice, and wet conditions on mountain roads and over highway passes in Western Washington, BC, Oregon, and the Sierras in California and found traction during straight-line driving and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Living in western Oregon, the question we ask about winter tires is this: 'What's the best-performing tire for 35 F and pouring rain?' We see ice frequently, but not a lot of snow. The other thing to understand is that our climate is mild, both winter and summer. So our 'summer tire season' (consistently over 45 F in the mornings) is barely 5 months long,...  Read More