I have this tire mounted front and back on a 2012 Impreza (AWD). The tires have greatly increased my car's handling in ice and snow. I have never slipped for more than a half second during a turn or quick braking on snowpacked/icy roads in the high country, regardless of speed. The Xi3 have make me feel safer when driving in poor winter conditions, and have let me go skiing when the snow is falling fast. Getting the car going in snow was never much of a problem, but the improved braking and handling in bad road conditions make these tires a winter-must. Highly recommended.