Tires with the best consumer reviews are the Michelin Defender and Continental ProContact EcoPlus, according to Hartford Courant. Other well-reviewed tires include Michelin Primacy MXV4, Michelin's X-Ice Xi3 and Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season.
The Michelin Defender has the best reviews as an all-season T-speed tire, says the Hartford Courant. It scored highest for tread, braking, hydroplaning and handling. A close second was the Continental ProContact EcoPlus. However, another Continental ProContact model came in first for the all-season V-speed tire in performance. The Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season came in second for this category. The Michelin Primacy MXV4 came in first for the all-season H-speed tire. The Continental Pure Contact again came in as a close second. The Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and Xi2 tied for the top winter tire.
The Michelin Pilot Super Sport comes in first again as the best performance tires for sports and high-performance cars, states Consumer Search. Dunlop Direzza ZII gets the best reviews for its summer tire because of grip and stability. The best discount tire goes to Kumho Ecsta PA31. Not only does it provide drivers with excellent value, but it also boasts a comfort drive, high-performance on a wet surface and low tread noise.