Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

These tires have met or exceeded all expectations. I do a lot of highway commuting and these tires are as quiet and comfortable as I could hope for on a small car. Fuel mileage using this tire is slightly better than previous tires, but I don't see any huge savings at the pump. I have between 7 and 8/32nds of tread left, so I expect to get around 75,000...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These came OEM on my Camry and will definitely not be replaced. Undriveable in the winter with even minimal snow, uncomfortable to drive when it rains, and make more noise than my snow tires. At 20,000 miles they're pretty much worn out, I wouldn't be able to finish the summer on them. Looking for a dedicated summer performance tire to rotate with my snows.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3

Obviously not many miles yet. Today, I was out and about while a winter storm was beginning. It was cold out, so the snow was light and fluffy, not wet snow. With maybe an inch or two of snow, compacted in some areas, traction from a standing start was OK. Even with throttle modulation, there was some wheel slip invoking the stability/traction control. Even...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I've just finished my second winter season with these tires and I couldn't be happier. I bought these because the winter before, I had driven on all season tires and had a lot of trouble getting up the hill going out of my neighborhood - one day I couldn't make it up the hill and had to stay home from work. It wasn't any fun driving down the major roads,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of the Michelin Pilot A/S 3+ V rated tires to replace asset of A/S 3 Y rated tires. As the older tires wore they started to tramline horribly - to the point that they were scary to drive on bad freeways. I was concerned about dropping from ultra high performance (Y) to high performance (V). So far so good. I drove from Seattle to Portland in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI

I took a chance on these as I have always purchased Blizzaks for winter. These are on par with those as far as winter performance at a lower price point. Where I've really noticed the difference though, is in the tread wear. If properly rotated, these tread blocks seem to have lasted much longer than the Blizzaks for comparable driving. I wouldn't hesitate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I purchased these tires to replace some balding Radar RPX900 tires on my corolla wagon. With the worn tires, there was a humming noise I kept hearing, which lead me to believe that it was the wheel bearings. Also, traction on the old tires were pretty much gone. As soon as I put on these new General AltiMAX RT43 tires on, it was like had been given a new...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I spend 40-50 days per winter snow skiing so snow tires are a necessity. The Xi3 exceeded all expectations in all conditions. I drove in slush, packed snow, deep, fresh snow, ice, and wet conditions on mountain roads and over highway passes in Western Washington, BC, Oregon, and the Sierras in California and found traction during straight-line driving and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Living in western Oregon, the question we ask about winter tires is this: 'What's the best-performing tire for 35 F and pouring rain?' We see ice frequently, but not a lot of snow. The other thing to understand is that our climate is mild, both winter and summer. So our 'summer tire season' (consistently over 45 F in the mornings) is barely 5 months long,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Call me crazy, however, these are one of the best performing tires I have ever owned. I run the Michelin pilot sports on both my 2008 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T FSI, DSG w/K04 S3 Turbocharger upgrade, and supercharged 1994 Classic NA Mazda Miata as summer tires and these on the Jetta for the winter. The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are at the top of their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

What a wonderful upgrade to the Blizzak WS70! Snow ice/performance is stellar as expected. What shocked me was how well the tire behaves in the dry. Unlike my WS70s, these do not exhibit any of the 'loose snow tire feel!' No guilt or pressure to switch them out this way in the springtime, which worked out well with our late winter storm this year.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Cinturato

I purchased these tires with steel rims for my recently purchased Fiesta ST. Due to purchasing the car in late November, I knew I had limited time with the Summer only tires from the factory. I saw these and thought I would give them a try. My impressions as of late are that these are great winter tires, even for the winter driving enthusiast. On the dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I now know how the other half live! What an incredible difference. I bought these to replace the OEM equipped Goodyear Eagles, which were acceptable in most driving conditions, but brutal in winter. I started to wonder if it was the car. Nope, definitely the tires! It is not surprising to roll off the driveway and onto a snow covered road in our development...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler A/T RH-S

These Bridgestone Dueler AT RH-S tires came stock from the factory (P265/65R18 OWL) on my 2009 Silverado Z71 crew cab. Overall, during 51,000+ miles and 6 years, I would rate them as maybe a little better than average. These tires have never pulled a trailer or hauled a load in the bed, and they've been used 50% city/40% highway/10% gravel. I am a stickler...  Read More

Is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 the Best All-Season or All-Terrain Tire for Snow Traction?

If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Overall, I'm quite happy with this tire. It was a huge improvement in wet and winter conditions over my stock tires that came on my Golf. I bought them right before going on a road trip to Rochester, NY, where I experienced blizzard conditions nearly every single day I was there. I was amazed at how well they performed in the snow! They got pretty good...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I have had these tires on another truck and loved them. I had the LTX M/S2's, which are the same tires. I have a 2wd with a limited slip differential and have never been stuck yet. I pull a 8k lb boat and have never been worried at the boat ramp. Even at low tide, these tires never slip. I have never been in snow with these tires, so I can't give an accurate...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

I simply cannot say enough good things about this tire. It has performed above and beyond in everything I've pitted it against and after over 10,000 miles, they still look brand new.They're smooth and quiet and have great traction. I regularly drive 80mph or more in my Bronco and they're stable and smooth and I never feel any lack of traction around tight...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

I was impressed with the grip, dry handling performance and responsiveness of these tires right away. Most of my driving is on country roads with ditches or other hazards close by, so I wouldn't say I've pushed them to their limits . However, spirited would be a good way to describe my driving (there's no better way to drive an RX-8). The wet handling has...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

I've been pleasantly surprised and very pleased with the performance of these tires. They are quiet, stable, track well and don't seem at all like a winter tire except when dealing with wet roads, snow, and ice. Most winter tires I've had over the years ( including high performance, speed rated winter tires) were pretty obviously winter tires, but these are...  Read More