Goodyear Assurance All Season Review: Very Solid Performance for the Money

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The Assurance All-Season is a tire that excels in most areas, but it suffers in perhaps the most important one – wet traction.

Like its winter-focused and more premium sibling, the Assurance Weather-Ready, the “All-Season” suffers from lower traction and grip in rainy conditions than the class-leading tires. For the price, Goodyear should’ve done better.

Still, if you can live with the limitations (drive a bit slower), there is a lot to like here.

The Assurance All-Season is one of the most comfortable tires I tried, drives well in the dry, and is surprisingly good over light snow.

Hence, if you are in the market for a new set of affordable all-season tires, give it a look!

Michelin X Tour A/S T+H Review: a Great All-Season Tire for Passenger Vehicles

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The Michelin X Tour A/S T+H is undoubtedly an exceptional touring all-season tire, as it does all important things right. Namely, it is among the leaders in the category on dry, wet, and snowy tarmac; it also provides a reasonably comfortable ride and comes with an exceptional treadwear warranty.

But what about the Defender T+H? Well, if you are a Costco member and the sizes on offer fit your vehicle, you should definitely go for the X Tour A/S, as you’ll probably get it cheaper. However, if you are not a member, I’d say buy the Defender T+H, as it’s more readily available at other retailers. Regardless, both tires are excellent.

Michelin Premier LTX Review: an Exceptional Crossover/SUV All-Season Tire

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If you own a crossover or SUV and you want a dependable year-round tire solution, then you should go for a set of crossover/SUV all-season tires. But which model to go for among the plethora of options available on the market?

Even Michelin has four options in this category, and each one offers a different set of qualities. However, the Premier LTX seems like the best option for most people, as it promises good treadlife, best-in-class wet traction and lateral grip, solid wintertime traction, and a comfortable ride.

The thing is, though, the Premier LTX is very expensive, and most of the competition promises the same things. So, should you pay more for Michelin’s offering or save the cash and spend it on something else? I’ll uncover everything in my in-depth Michelin Premier LTX review!

Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 Review: Fun-to-Drive All-Season Tire

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Car enthusiasts frown at the thought of an all-season tire on their sports cars, but the benefits of these tires are obvious. You not only get solid dry and wet traction, but you won’t need to replace them in the winter, and on top of that, you get a much better treadlife than any summer tire.

And is there a better company to change your mind than Michelin? The French tiremaker says it ensured its UHP all-season tire, the Pilot Sport All Season 4, deserves the performance moniker while also delivering year-round traction.

Does it really deliver, though? Let’s find out in my in-depth Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 review!

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Review: a Truly Exceptional Driver’s Tire

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The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S has been the benchmark among drivers of performance vehicles, from sports sedans to supercars. The tire is almost mythical in the car world almost half a decade after its inception, and deservedly so.

However, the competition didn’t sleep and launched some excellent max-performance summer tires in the last few years. So, does the Pilot Sport 4S have what it takes to continue competing at the highest level? Let’s have an in-depth look at how Michelin’s beloved max-performance summer tire performs and see if it still deserves to sit on your shiny wheels in our Michelin Pilot Sport 4S review.

Michelin LTX AT2 Review: More of an On-Road Than an Off-Road Tire

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So, you want a comfortable and safe tire for your truck or SUV, but you also want some added off-road traction? Welcome to the world of mild all-terrain tires, which are designed to appeal to the modern truck driver.

The Michelin LTX A/T2 is one of the most popular such tires, with many satisfied owners and positive reviews. But should you splurge the cash and buy a set for your truck? Let’s answer that question in my in-depth Michelin LTX AT2 review!

Michelin Defender T+H Review: an Excellent All-Rounder

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All-season touring tires are by far the most popular type in North America because they offer a blend of durability, comfort, and year-round traction. However, you can also say that they are “jack of all trades, master of none” tires, and you’d be right.

Still, for the majority of North American drivers, a “master of none” tire is good enough. The thing is, most all-season touring tires aren’t even “jack of all trades” and suffer in major categories. This begs the question – will paying more give you a tire that works well across the board? Let’s find that out in my in-depth Michelin Defender T+H review!

Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek Review: a Solid Off-Road/On-Road Combo

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In the all-terrain category, you’ll find tires of different abilities; some are of the “mild” type, meaning they are still geared toward on-road driving, and there is the more rugged “aggressive” all-terrain tire for higher off-road traction.

Recently, there is a category that hit the market – all-terrain tires that try to bridge the gap between the two. A notable example is Cooper’s Discoverer Rugged Trek, which has a fairly aggressive tread pattern but still aims to have good off-road manners. The fact that Cooper, of all manufacturers, launched a tire to bridge the gap isn’t surprising – the company’s Discoverer range of all-terrain tires has four members!

Moreover, Cooper’s brand is also very trusted when it comes to off-road-capable tires, so any expectation from the Discoverer Rugged Trek should be very high. Does it deliver, though? I’ve put the Discoverer Rugged Trek through its paces and prepared an in-depth Cooper Discoverer Rugged Trek review, where I’ll cover every aspect of the tire, including off-road traction, on-road performance and comfort, and durability/treadlife. Let’s dig in!

Michelin Agilis CrossClimate Review: an Excellent Commercial All-Weather Tire

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The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate is a tire that promises all the advantages of an all-season tire, like durability and safety, but with higher snow and ice traction. It even comes with a severe snow rating (3PMSF symbol), meaning it was tested for higher longitudinal traction on snow than a regular M+S all-season tire. These 3PMSF tires gained a new name recently – all-weather tires – and I think it suits them perfectly.

Michelin already dominates the all-weather passenger market with its CrossClimate brand, and deservedly so. These tires are the only ones on the market that can provide safe traction on dry, wet, and snowy surfaces while also lasting for a few years. In a word, they are impressive.

But what about the Agilis CrossClimate? Has Michelin employed the things it had learned when it designed the passenger tires in its commercial-grade products? Keep reading to find out!

Michelin Premier A/S Review: Still an Excellent All-Season Tire

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If you go into a tire shop and ask the seller to recommend you the best of the best, chances are it will be some Michelin model. The French tiremaker produces arguably the best tires in the business, with an excellent overall performance from almost every product.

The Premier A/S is the brand’s premium grand-touring all-season offering and, not surprisingly, one of the most expensive tires in its category. It also won many comparisons against other tires through the years, particularly in dry and wet traction/grip.

However, it’s also pretty old by now, launched in 2014. In the meantime, both Continental and Bridgestone launched new grand-touring all-season tires, along with several other brands – so does the Premier A/S have what it takes to compete at the highest level? Let’s uncover everything in my in-depth Michelin Premier A/S review!