These are awesome tires. I live in the snow belt of NYS and in a hilly area, and they will go through just about anything with a feeling of stability and good handling. I am on my second set now. I rated the noise a 4 because they are a bit loud on dry pavement but it is nothing intolerable and certainly not a reason to not buy them. Please note: the tire mileage is low because I sold them after only one winter, due to getting a new vehicle. I could not leave that space blank. They were in like-new condition when sold, and I bought another set because I needed a different size.