Finding the "Ultra" in Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires

What does "Ultra" mean in terms of a High Performance All-Season tire? Ultra High Performance All-Season tires share similar tread patterns with standard High Performance All-Seasons, but is that where the similarities end? That's what Tire Rack attempted to decipher in our most recent Real World Road Ride and Performance Track Drive. We installed Dunlop SP Sport Signature, Pirelli PZero Nero All Season, Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 and Yokohama AVID ENVigor tires on a set of BMW E92 328i Coupes and hit the road and the track.

The PZero Nero All Season tires shot to the #1 spot with excellent road manners and good overall traction, though steering response lagged just a bit. This tire is a great choice as we've tested it (and ranked it #1) before—though admittedly, our team found it difficult to decide between the four tire options as they all performed excellently.

Read our complete test results for all of the details, then shop by vehicle and discover which of the four tire options are right for you.


Sunday, December 8, 2013 by Troy

Hi, I am looking for a good all-season tire for a 2012 Kia Sorento (front wheel drive) for harsh MN winters. Need for a combo of Hwy miles and we live on a gravel road. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by ben@tirerack

Hi Troy, for your combination of conditions I would probably select these: Make sure to confirm the size on your vehicle before ordering.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 by Chris

I'm looking for an aggressive, all season tire, good in snow/ice, for my 2005 Honda Civic LX. Any suggestions?
Monday, November 23, 2015 by Tire Rack Team

Chris, Assuming you are using the stock size 195/60R15, check out the Continental TrueContact:

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