Yokohama GEOLANDAR M/T G003 Review: Great Off-Road, Solid On-Road

Pros Cons There is a quiet revolution happening in the automotive industry. According to SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Future Trends report, 50% of new vehicles sold in the US in 2020 were SUVs, CUVs, Jeeps, and minivans. The report also predicts this category will constitute 70% of all new vehicle sales by 2025. The … Read more

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Review – an Off-Road Beast

Pros Cons Going to remote locations with cars hit an all-time during the pandemic, as people wanted a getaway from the consistent curfews worldwide. However, the off-roading/overlanding craze started even earlier and continues to rise in popularity, with millions living the “digital nomad” lifestyle of working in the wilderness. Everyone knows that an off-road-capable SUV … Read more

Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV Review – Unbeatable All-Rounder

Pros Cons Michelin struck gold ever since it launched the first-gen CrossClimate grand-touring all-season tire. Thanks to the innovative tread pattern, Michelin’s advanced all-season tire combined excellent dry and wet performance with class-leading light-snow traction. However, it wasn’t without its faults – the original CrossClimate wasn’t as good at dry/wet braking as its premium rivals, … Read more

Bridgestone Alenza AS Ultra Review – Excellent Crossover/SUV All-Season Tire

Pros Cons Bridgestone recently replaced its super-popular Dueler H/L Alenza Plus with the Alenza AS Ultra. The all-new all-season touring tire for crossovers and SUVs promises numerous improvements over its predecessor and aims to take the class honors from its biggest competitors, Michelin and Continental. Indeed, every Bridgestone tire arrives with many expectations, and the … Read more

Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS+ Review: Even Better Now!

Pros Cons Just four years ago, Bridgestone launched the RE980AS – an all-season ultra-high-performance tire that promised year-round traction and driving fun. But only three years later, the largest tiremaker in the world launched an improved version – the RE980AS+. The RE980AS was already an excellent tire that competed for class honors, but the competition … Read more

Sumitomo Encounter AT Review: Excellent Performance for the Money

Pros Cons Sumitomo isn’t a tire brand that you often hear about in enthusiast circles, and it certainly doesn’t have the cachet of its bigger Japanese brother, Bridgestone. However, its parent company, Sumitomo Group, is one of the oldest in Japan and is famous for its engineering prowess and innovation. The company also has the … Read more

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Plus Review – Outstanding All-Season Performance Tire

Pros Cons Fast cars were almost exclusively equipped with summer performance tires in the past simply because summer tread compounds offer better grip. But lately, we’ve seen some excellent all-season performance tires available on the market, which offer good dry and wet grip but also work on light snow. One of the ultra-high-performance all-season tires … Read more

Michelin Defender2 Review: Good, But Very Expensive

Pros Cons Michelin’s Defender family of all-season tires has claimed class honors ever since it first launched. All models provide class-leading traction in many categories, accompanied by outstanding treadlife and good comfort. So, when the French tiremaker launched the latest model from the lineup, the Defender2, I was interested in trying it as soon as … Read more

Vredestein Hypertrac All Season Review – Hanging Out with the Big Boys

Pros Cons Tires are classified into many different categories, depending on the performance/comfort you want, but also the surface. However, we reviewers also like to categorize tires by price and usually sort them by premium, budget, or cheap tires. Of course, several manufacturers come to mind when we think of the premium category, like Michelin, … Read more