The newest addition to the highway all-season category is the Firestone Destination LE3. A successor to the popular Destination LE2, the new model brings several improvements to the table. Namely, Firestone advertises improved safety in rainy conditions and optimized snow performance, which are certainly welcome. The tires provide a quiet and comfortable ride while also maintaining stable and consistent cornering in most conditions, suitable for light trucks, crossovers and SUVs
The Continental VikingContact 7 is an excellent winter tire, that’s for sure. It does all the basics right, especially in harsh wintry conditions. On snow and ice, it performs outstandingly well, better than almost any other competitor. It also lasts for a long time and works well on dry and wet surfaces.
According to Continental, the TerrainContact A/T is the “ideal all-terrain tire for CUV, SUV and Light Trucks with the durability to conquer dirt, gravel, and grass while providing a quiet, comfortable ride on pavement.”
I’ll cover every aspect of the tire, including on-road dynamics and comfort, snow traction, off-road traction, and durability.
Before we do that, though, let’s see what features Continental utilized in the tire to make it stand out from the competition.
In this detailed Michelin LTX A/T2 review, I’ll cover every aspect of the tire, including on-road dynamics and comfort, off-road traction, and treadlife and durability.
Michelin offers the LTX A/T2 in various LT-metric and P-metric sizes, ranging from 16-inch wheel diameter to 20-inch wheel diameter. That way, the company covers most trucks and SUVs currently driving. Let’s dig in and see if the tire deserves its place on those vehicles.
The “Blizzak” brand is almost as popular as Bridgestone nowadays, especially in places with harsh wintry conditions. That should tell you a lot about how good these tires are. The Japanese tiremaker seems to do a great job with all of its products, but that’s especially true with winter tires. The latest winter tire to come from Bridgestone is the Blizzak WS90.
Bridgestone offers the Blizzak WS90 is the most popular tire sizes for small cars, compact hatchback, mid-size sedans, minivans, compact crossovers, and even some large crossovers. Sizes range from 14-inch wheel diameter to 19-inch wheel diameter, which is undoubtedly impressive. But why would you need the WS90 if you already have all-season tires installed?
Bridgestone’s new entry in the winter tire category for crossovers, SUVs, and light trucks brings many improvements. The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 inherits the DM-V1, which was already one of the best winter tires on the market.
The Japanese tiremaker is already at the forefront with its Blizzak winter tire lineup, winning many accolades throughout the years. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, though – Bridgestone is a premium tire company that knows how to design an excellent tire. With this a set of winter tires, every car can drive good on snow and ice.
At this moment, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ is one of the best ultra-high-performance all-season tires overall. That’s especially true if you care about performance and driving enjoyment.
Namely, Michelin did a great job making the tire perform outstandingly well in various conditions. Handling on dry roads is best-in-class, and it continues to be exceptional on wet pavement. Moreover, the French engineers did a great job improving the snow traction, which is very good for the category.
With the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar, Goodyear wanted to offer owners of trucks and SUVs responsive and comfortable driving on the street, and upgraded traction for off-roading.
Anyway, what I want to say is that if you have an off-road capable machine, the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar will be right for you. Moreover, Goodyear offers the tire in multiple sizes, ranging from 16-inch wheel diameter to 20-inch wheel diameter.
The Winterforce 2 is available throughout North America. Almost every tire retailer has this tire. Besides, Firestone offers the tire in many dimensions, including the most popular ones. The company decided to start with a 14-inch wheel diameter and up to 18-inch wheel diameter.
With these dimensions, Firestone covers a large portion of the cars that roll down the roads today. These include city cars, compact cars, family and mid-size sedans, minivans, station wagons, crossovers, and even some coupes. Only larger premium cars aren’t covered.
According to Firestone, the All-Season is a tire that delivers quality, value, and dependability. These are broad terms that don’t tell us a lot about the tires, mind you. Fortunately, the company shares some details about the tire that tells us more about its characteristics.
The first thing that the company boasts about is the deep sipes across the tread of the tire. These should increase traction in rainy conditions and also improve the hydroplaning resistance. Also, the deep sipes improve traction on snow-covered roads, thanks to the higher number of biting edges compared to other tires.
Meanwhile, Firestone carefully designed the tread pattern to provide performance in dry, wet, and snowy conditions. In other words, this tire should provide you with good traction throughout the year, thus the all-season moniker.