I switched to these tires years ago on my 2002 Honda CR-V. The difference is immediate. An improved ride, handling, quiet and comfort. I can feel the difference. I find them very good in snow. I have never gotten stuck in moderate to heavy snow. I can feel the road well enough to feel confident in snow. I was given tires and put them on and took them off immediately and went back to the comfort tread. I will agree that these tires do not give the rated tread life. I actually got a set free from Goodyear when they went to rotate them and were shocked at the excessive ware. All and all on my CR-V I love them. Just got 4 more.