Ice traction i would rate a 0 out of 5 because once you hit ice you are done. But overall it is a great tire for dry pavement and wet surfaces such as slush and rain and a medium snow fall. Not recommended for deep snow 1 foot plus. Tread wear is by far the best. I had these tires on my car for 2 years straight through all seasons and the tread did not wear out at all. But the side wall where the tire mounts the rim is weak after 2 years and youll keep getting flat tires because of it and thats after 2 years of use. They grip the dry summer pavement extremely well. This year I bought the Nokian tyres 8 studded just because the roads here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada get very icy and i cant compromise on my safety. But for spring summer and fall next year ill be buying another set of these Goodyear Ultra Grip WRT ICE tires. To drive on for those 3 seasons. Again these tires are no good on ice you will spin out and or have no traction or steering on light ice with these tires. Its a scary feeling having no control when driving and hitting black ice.