Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Signature

HUGE improvement over the OEM Michelin run-flats. With the run-flats, it was like trying to run a 100 yard dash while wearing galoshes. The Dunlops restore the ability to enjoy the spirited performance native to BMW's (yes, even a 6,000 pound X5 SAV).Treadwear has been a pleasant surprise -- now at 32,000 miles, and have probably 10,000 more to go before...  Read More

New Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus Versus Dueler H/L Alenza for Crossovers and SUVs

Back in 2004, the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza was introduced to premium crossover and SUV drivers as the premier tire of choice. Always a good performer in our Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category, it has been praised by our customers for its quiet ride, great wet traction, wear and good looks. Appropriate vehicle applications and Original...  Read More

Non-Run-Flat All-Season Tire Option for BMW X5 (20" Wheels)

One of the most difficult vehicles to outfit with all-season tires is the BMW X5 and X6 with staggered 20" wheels. Unfortunately, with the 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear tire sizes, there aren't any run-flat options up to the task of performing in snowy conditions. Luckily, for drivers willing to step away from a run-flat tire, Continental offers a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

I am so happy with my Pirelli Scorpion Verde's that I can't wait to buy another pair. I had Michelin Energy's on my X5 and yes they are a good all around touring tire, however the price is just outragious. Plus, Pirelli's Scorpion Verde's to me are a far more superior tire from the ride, the handling and the way the tire is built. For example, as soon as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

Rating this tire for what it is (read: winter/snow tire), I must say it is EXCEPTIONAL. As a physician -- where there is no viable excuse for not making to work (especially on call) -- I must be able to travel to and from work safely. I drive my Carrera 4S coupe 365 d/yr. And I live in northern NJ. Barring 2 feet of snow -- where even SUVs may suffer --...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

I purchased my X5 Sport AV in April and i was shocked to see the treat wear on the front tires. If 10-15K is all i can get out of these i will never purchase Dunlops again. My last X5 i installed Breyton 20 with Mich Dimas and they lastest 5 years.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

I have a BMW x5 and while this is an excellent performing tire, tread life is absolutely HORRIBLE. I'm looking at new fronts in another 1k miles and new rears soon after. I expect more than 15k out of my tires and have had tires on other vehicles last 40-50k, so I know it isn't entirely my spirited driving. Not a fan of these Dunlops.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport RFT

These were OEM RFT tires on my X5 with the M Sport package with Adaptive Drive. The X5 handles great with these tires but can't compare to anything else. However, the tires started to become noisy at 8,000 miles and after 15,000 miles became unbearably awful. At 20,000 miles outer edges of fronts are gone, but rears still look okay.Will replace with...  Read More

Pirelli's Scorpion Winter vs. Scorpion Ice & Snow

Since its introduction, Pirelli has impressed us with their Scorpion Ice & Snow winter tire. It has been a favorite option for many light trucks, SUVs and crossover applications. In fact, it's so well liked that the tire is currently ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results. Some of the most popular fitments have been the 255/55R18 and 255/50R19 size for...  Read More

All-Season Tires for a BMW X5 with 20" Wheels

The BMW X5 is a sleek, sophisticated and high-powered SUV, which meets today's needs of sports car like performance with truck like versatility and cargo space. With the optional Sports Package, the BMW X5 boosts large 20" staggered wheels and run-flat tires. While the package offers a more aggressive stance with wider tires than the standard X5, it also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 RFT

Doing this review late as these were OEM for the 2010 X5. Never rotated and they lasted over 40,000 miles. Just bought another set from TR. Should be the last set for this car as I will rotate these this time around. Cheap for a run-flat too.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Replaced the OEM Michelin tire with these. The Michelin tires were good but after reading reviews of the General Tires decided to give them a try. The reviews lead on that the General was a better tire for the money. I was a bit skeptical as I've always used Michelin tires; however, after driving a few days with the Generals, I was not disappointed. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Just put these on my 2003 X5 3.0 Sport this morning. Took them out for adrive to get a feel for them having come off of Michelin Latitude Tour HPs. I ran the Latitude's for 42k miles which is high for this tire on the X5 (negative camber kills inside treads).While early, the difference between the Latitude and Envigor is, the Michelin has a slightly softer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

If you have an X5 4.4 or 4.8is then these tires are for you. 50% quieter then the OEM Michelins, 50% cheaper for a set of 4, and looks like they will wear 50% longer according to their treadwear expectancy (wait and see). With my 20 stock wheels these tires even feel better with their (very) slight softer sidewalls too. Don't waste your time looking any...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I bought these to replace the terrible, short life, noisy, super expensive, run flat Dunlops that came oem on our X5 4.8 sport pkg. These tires are a great choice for this car. Being an SUV and driven primarily by my wife, they are super quiet, smooth, seem to wear very well, have the ability to handle some snow/rain, and handle pretty good (one step down...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus

OEM tires for my 2005 X5 3.0. Lots of city and highway driving and they haven't let me down in any weather (40,000 miles of the 58,350 were in Chicago). Was reading reviews of this and other tires and noticed a loyalty (and long-term feedback) on this particular tire so I thought I'd submit my own. Getting very close to the wear bars, and even though I'm in...  Read More

General Grabber HTS is a Quiet and Comfortable Option for Your SUV

For many years the General brand has been associated most closely with durable and value-priced passenger car tires, while becoming a brand that can be trusted. In order to meet the needs of light truck and SUV owners, General worked very hard to develop a high quality tire that can be offered at a reasonable price. I recently installed a set of General's Gra...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx DSST RunOnFlat

Came with my X5. Very disappointed that the tires started getting very noisy at 14k miles. Went to the dealer who told me they only last 15-20 k miles and showed my tires at/ near wear bars. New tires once per year at $500 each!!!   Read More

Winter Tire & Wheel Packages for Your BMW X5

No matter what you drive, Tire Rack has done the homework necessary to ensure a proper fit for your vehicle when it comes to our Tire & Wheel Packages. While some vehicles have many aftermarket wheel and tire options, others are a bit more challenging and require the use of specially selected wheels to clear brake calipers, avoid suspension components and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

We took our X5 offroad on some national forest trails. I was hesitant to go down some somewhat steep slippery rock trails, worried I might not get back up them, since I usually am traversing this particular path in a regular 4WD GMC pickup with low 4WD and BFG All Terrains, but the X5 AWD and the Pirelli's surprised me by making easy work of clawing back up...  Read More