Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo Encounter HT

Was a little unsure about buying these tires due to the low price and my lack of knowledge of the brand. The Good Year Wrangler SRA's that came on the truck did great with no complaints and really no reason to change. The reviews on Tirerack.com were so great and the price so low I figured I would give them a try. I had the tires shipped to my home. When...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80

These Blizzaks are the third set I have owned for my SUV¿s. I like driving on the spirited side since I like buying sporty vehicles. My first set was for my 2010 Acura MDX. The traction on ice and snow was amazing. I ran these for 4 years without an issue. Lots of tread left when I sold them. Currently I am impressed with the performance of these tires on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Now Offers Cooper Tires

We often heard “do you carry Cooper tires?” Because of their restrictive distribution agreement, our response was always “no.” That’s all changed. We now offer Cooper’s Cobra Radial G/T performance tires and CS5 and CS3 touring tires, as well as Discover and Evolution truck tires, along with other lines used as Original Equipment on new vehicles. An American...  Read More

You Can Run But You Can't Hide From Mother Nature

Do you need to run winter / snow tires? If you're in a region that normally averages over a foot of snow or your vehicle comes equipped with summer tires from the factory, you should strongly consider installing winter tires. Dedicated snow tires will enhance an all-wheel drive vehicle's winter capability, make an intrinsically "bad-in-snow" car better and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I was concerned about buying these non Porsche approved tires so I decided to call Porsche and ask how they approve tires and why these are not approved. I didn't get very far as they just said we test tires and then they are approved. Regardless, my concerns were unfounded. My SUV had Continentals that I replaced at 25,000 miles and then I needed new tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

We don't have many miles on these tires, but want to share our experience thus far. When installing them I noticed they were very true, but took more weight than I expected to balance - average 2.0-3.5oz total per tire. They did balance perfectly though.We noticed instantly they were much smoother and quieter than the Nitto Crosstek tires they replaced, with...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.  In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

I can't tell if the tire comfort is great for this particular application - it seems fine to me. You don't buy a Cayenne Turbo expecting it to be a quiet vehicle, but I've never noticed extra noise from the tires. Handling and acceleration are great as far as SUV standards go.   Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Is the Michelin Defender LTX M/S the Best Tire for Ford Transit Connect?

The Ford Transit Connect is a panel van (or wagon depending on the configuration) that was first introduced to the North American market in 2009. It is easy to drive and maneuver, but it also has a large cargo carrying capacity despite its relatively modest size. This versatility has made it popular amongst many drivers who may have previously needed a...  Read More

Truck Tires: Off-Road Tires and Mud Tires / Mudding Tires Versus All-Terrain Tires

If you have a truck or rugged SUV that you often drive off of the beaten path, then you should consider using tires that are more aggressive than standard Highway All-Season tires or Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tires. How much more aggressive do should you consider? That depends on how much off-road driving you'll be doing and how severe your...  Read More

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

I replaced the factory Continentals the first day. I had a previous Tahoe with the factory equipment and didn't care for the noise and the just-average performance. I chose the Michelin Defender based on the good performance given on my aging Merc E320. Even though an SUV tire is quite different from a passenger car tire, the same qualities remained:...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

the BEST Snow tire out there i have them on my little4x4 suv for 2 years and my Challenger for 1 year just in case i need to use it and theres no stopping them they can go any where   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 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

THESE TIRES ARE USED IN PARK CITY UT IN A SUBDIVISION UP ON A MTN SIDE. OUR ROADS ARE SO STEEP AND SNOWY THAT THE COUNTY SENDS AROUND A FRONT END LOADER WITH CHAINS ON ALL FOUR WHEELS BEFORE THE SNOW PLOW COMES BY! TEN INCHES OF WET, SLICK SNOW, UNPLOWED AND I HAD NO TROUBLE MOVING, STOPPING OR STEERING AT ALL. THE FEDEX DELIVERY SUV WAS STUCK, AS WELL AS...  Read More

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

Purchased LTX M/S in 2011 with 75k miles on my 4Runner. I now have 156k miles and the tires still have about 5k miles of threadwear left. I think the key with the longevity of the thread is to always rotate your tires for even wear and rebalance every 30k. I've had three alignments since purchasing the tires and I have to say that I'm very impressed with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat

I purchased these to replace the Bridgestone Duelers Run Flats that came on the vehicle. These Pirellis are easily better in wet and dry conditions and are quieter, smoother, and handle road irregularities much better than the Duelers. These tires finally provide the ride quality I expect from my SUV.Turn in is sharp, handling is precise, and wet traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Being from NJ, I drove down the Garden State Pkwy during a torrential rain storm and not once I felt unsecured driving on these tires, I could not believe it would not give me any sign of hydroplaning any speed I pushed on (55m/h+) while ALL the cars on front of me had their flashing light on, I was cruising along with no problem at all, the grip was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

my suv came with this tires as factory standard and i must said i am most defenetly please with these tire,1 am very particular with my tires, i have stop buying michellin i was not impress by any mean, but i think these tire have won me back, overall these model are a real best buy. I live in Florida no snow down here so i have no clue how they preform in...  Read More