Steering response, comfort, road noise and stability are far superior compared to kumho KL51 AND michelin radial LT, both of which I've previously had. Dry braking is very impressive but what's even more impressive it the WET braking. Light and deep snow traction is much better than the kumho KL51 and about the same if not a little better as the michelin radial LT. Although the continentals advertise better gas milage, I didn't find this to be the case. I haven't seen any change in gas milage. You simply can't beat the price either compared to the michelin's.