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#1 Nokian WRG3
There is a reason this is our best selling tire--this is the safest all season tire for any vehicle that sees winter--period. Winter, our seemingly longest and most demanding season is when the WRG3 shines the brightest. The WRG3 offers excellent control and handling on all driving surfaces, wet, dry, snow-covered and clear. The G3’s roots are traced back to a high performance winter tire designed for the high speed roads of Europe. After several revisions this tire made it to the USA as a four season tire. Don’t be fooled by its “all season” moniker, the WR G3's tread compound and design help it outperform all but a few of the world’s best snow tires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 Hankook Optimo H727
This may be the most impressive tire we’ve seen in the last 10 years.  In Consumer Reports November 2009 all season tire test, the Hankook H727 was rated second out of twenty five tested tires. In 2013 it slipped down in the ratings several places but in the area we really care about – snow and ice performance, it still beats or ties every tire in the test.  No, it is not as good as Nokian WRG3 in the winter, but it is measurably better than EVERY OTHER all season tire for winter driving.   What is most impressive is the build quality of this tire.  In our opinion, this is one of the few tires we have seen as round and well balanced as the #1 rated Michelin. This tire really does it all!  Smooth, quiet, long wearing – good winter traction and very reasonably priced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 General AltiMAX RT43
It is rare that we like, and even more uncommon that we are impressed by a mid-level tire. This tire replaces the AltiMAX RT that always performed quite well in Consumer Reports tire test.  Although this tire is too new to be included in the latest tests, we expect it to perform much better than the AltiMAX RT. The changes in tread design (more biting edges) and compounds will assure it a place near the top of most tests. We expect its winter performance to outpace most all-season tires. No competition for the Nokian WRG3, but a darn good performing all season tire especially considering the price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Continental Pro Contact Eco Plus
A Consumers Digest Best Buy and Consumer Reports #2 rated tire that outperforms or ties the #1 Michelin Defender in all areas except tire wear. That makes sense because the softer tread compounds of the Pro Contact help if outperform the Defender in winter conditions. It still has an 80,000 mile Treadwear rating but we think around 65,000 is more realistic for most drivers.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Continental Pure Contact 
This tire slots in between the Continental Pro Contact Eco Plus and the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. It is Consumer Reports #1 Rated V Speed Performance Tire and comes in H and V Speed ratings.  It is hard to find speed rated tires other than Nokian WRG3 than can be driven in winter. This tire lacks great winter performance, but is just better than most performance All Season tires in the winter. If you want true winter performance in an all season tire you still have to go to Nokian WRG3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6  Continental Extreme Contact DWS 
This is the only Ultra-High Performance All-Season tire that you would dare to drive in the winter. This tire is no match for the Nokian WRG3 in winter conditions but if you are looking for tires that see some winter weather, but not a lot, this is a great choice.  The DWS (Dry, Wet and Snow) designation in its name describes it design philosophy. Consumer Reports rates this tire #3 in the UHP All Season tire category. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 Michelin Primacy MXV4 
This is the #1 rated performance all season tire by Consumers Report. It tops all other tires in almost every category, especially price.  We love Michelin tires…. we just wish they were not so darn expensive.  The MXV4 is an exceptionally smooth, quiet and long wearing tire with the only weak point being winter performance.  The solid shoulder on this tire makes them particularly good on large and heavy cars such as Cadillac, Mercedes, Lexus and BMW.

 

Our Pans:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Explorer Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sumitomo HTR T4

 

    

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