Replaced the lousy Continental tires sold on the 2010-early 2013 outbacks. Those tires didn't hold balance, shook like wet dogs after getting curbed and by 25K one tire could no longer be rotated to the front. Too far out of round! Finally replaced them with the BFG Touring tires. Huge Improvement!!!!! No more wobbly shaky tires after getting curbed in SF Parking on hills where we get tickets if you don't curb tires. They have much stronger better built sidewalls giving a sharper better handling experience. Tread pattern is very similar so gas mileage was not impacted and traction has been more or less the same. However the BFG's do seem to have better dry pavement grip than the crummy Continentals. Wet road and snow they seem to be acceptable no surprises or issues so far. A couple of other Outback owners I know have switched to these tires also and seem to have the same feedback.