For traction, braking, and cornering, it is hard to do any better. They make my Honda Accord handle like NASCAR. The downside to these tires is that they tend to cup or chop, whatever you want to call it. The result is very uneven wear and shorter tire life. I am replacing these with a different tire at 31,000 miles due to this issue. I thought it was my car, but after a lot of alignment and strut work, it did the same thing to this second set of tires. When the uneven wear sets in, the road noise becomes deafening.