Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevl

Awesome Tire! This is the 2nd set of 4 that we purchased for our highlander. The 1st set went over 100K miles and still had tread wear left (but we replaced them because of the winter season). I will continue to purchase these tires for the highlander until it dies.   Read More

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Just picked these up as a year-round, all-weather tire for our AWD Tiguan. We'll be using this car primarily in the winter, so I was specifically looking for a severe winter service rated all-season alternative to dedicated snows paired with high performance all-seasons on separate wheels. We just aren't going to see enough miles on this car to warrant 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

From Spring to Fall, I find the ride quality, handling, and traction to be quite good. The have good cornering grip provide a comfortable highway ride.Unfortunately, there were a few significant drawbacks with these tires that offset their strong performance in the wet/dry. After 42,500 miles, my dealer recommended I replace these tires soon. I was a bit...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

After researching winter tires for my 2018 Subaru Outback, I decided to select the Yokohama Ice Guard. The past reviews from customers were inspiring. I am not disappointed! These tires perform well in snowy condition; both powder and packed. I have not experienced any issues with traction and performance.   Read More

Tough to Decide? This Winter, Use Tire Rack's Tire Decision Guide.

It’s time. The winter slip and slide. And since you can’t sit winter out curled up by the fireplace sipping hot “cocoa,” you’re just going to have to get your tires right. Once you’ve driven on winter tires, you won’t feel the need to stay close to home and you won’t go back to an all-season tire in the winter ever again. We call it the “Ah-Ha Moment.” It’s...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour

I have a 2012 Ford Escape 4wd, I got it last April with 34,xxx on it, these tires were brand new from the dealer. They suffice in the summer, fall and spring. Quiet, smooth, and yields great fuel economy, (26-28 in the summer). Excellent dry and wet grip, and cornering stability considering the profile (truck balloons, not sport sedan)Now the real reason for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H426

These were OEM tires from Hyundai. These tires are poor quality, noisy on the road and poor traction on wet roads. I'm always scared to drive every time there's heavy rain or the road is wet. I'm planning to replace my tires this winter with Michelin.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Bought a set if four about a month ago. After the trip home I noticed what I thought was an out of balance driver 's side front tire. I drive a lot of new , smooth as glass pavement. At 50 mph and above I perceived a small vibration driver's front. Had them all re-balanced at no cost thank goodness. Two were dead on and two needed .25 ounce weight added.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Where I live in Michigan, winter weather can vary drastically from day to day. The main roads tend to be slushy and sometimes icy. My neighborhood roads (and my driveway) can often be a sheet of ice! Yet these tires have handled these conditions amazingly well! Even driving through deeper snow, whether it's light and powdery or heavier and more dense, these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

I was only seeking Bridgestone (JP) or Micheline (FR), but as the French competitor was more expensive and were not made in France, I chose BS made in Japan (I grew up in Yokohama, Japan but Yokohama tires didn't seem to match either BS or MI). I rev my 3.2L VTEC motor very often and drive hard.There were two more expensive BS summer tires with not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I'd like to start this review off by saying I hate when people review a tire when they haven't gone through the months, miles, and seasons first. 10,000 miles or less isn't even note-worthy of a review. stop wasting our time with these lame reviews!Now, back to my review after a current 26,000 miles and 2+ years worth of driving through ALL conditions here...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX Sport

These are OEM tires on my ML350 BlueTec with 20in AMG rims. After 24,000 miles they are completely worthless in even and inch of snow/slush. Up to 10,000 miles they performed reasonably well in the snow with dramatic reduction in traction as the miles added up. I'm going to buy another set of rims and dedicated winter tires, I might get one more summer out...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Purchased these tires in summer of 2014 and switch them out each winter with my Blizzack's. They are nice in the summer as far as traction, low noise level and comfort. BUT...I am a conservative, easy driver and these tires are worn down to the wear bars already after 21,500 miles. I can't understand how some other reviews claim low wear. Also, they slip...  Read More

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

Bought these to replace some Bridgestone 960ASs; they were some great tires so I was loath to replace them. At 4/32 I didn't have much choice though. I am happy to report that, thus far, the Michelins are living up to all the hype. I haven't driven through a winter yet so I can't comment on ice or snow. In the wet they are pretty good though I still get some...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Excellent tire and value for the money. A quiet, comfortable feeling tire with outstanding wet grip and handling. The tires are new, so I have not had a chance to drive them in winter. So far, I am very pleased with my purchase.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus TA31

OEM on my Kia Soul. Much better than the Nexen's on my friends Kia. 1st WI winter, they were decent. I think I can survive 1 more WI winter, then they will be questionable. I would not buy these again, but for OEM they are pretty darn good.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Excellent winter tires with less noise than the GY F1 A/S that came withe the car.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I use these X-Ice3 tires year around on my Outback. The first set was good for about 40,000 miles, and when it was time to replace them I didn't even think about getting anything else.They perform well on dry roads and in Oregon's winter rains. Traction and stopping performance on wet and dry roads has never been a problem. No complaints about road noise...  Read More