Too easy to over power x ice 3rd on ice and snow, over all tires work good when your moving forward, ample steering control and warning if your over driving the tires.
First winter drive in Calgary, tires made me smile, as my confidence increased, I quickly found xice3 work best with traction control, stability control on.
If your point a to b and have no aspersions of any performance applications x ice 3 work excellent. ...but will bite ya hard if you expect summer performance in a winter tire.uu
Hankook Optima H426 tires came on my 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which are rated for 60,000 miles. After 41,000 miles the tires are bare and have to be replaced. When calling Hankook warranty department I was told the warranty does not pertain to tires the at come on new cars. My driving is 90% interstate with little braking or sharp turns on flat roads since I live in Florida. I will never buy Hankook tires and do not recommend them to anyone who expects a long wearing tire. The tires handle good on wet and dry roads, but have more road noise than I would prefer.
I was deciding between the New Toyo GSi-5 and the Micheline X-Ice. All of the reviews I had read trying to decide rated the X-Ice much higer but my friend who manages a parts department at a Toyota Dealership urged me to buy the Toyos since he and his staff had attended a seminar on the new technology that went into the 2011 -2012 model. He said that not many reviews had been written on them since no one had been able to test them since the previous model year. I bought the Toyos on his advice and I am very glad I did. My wife and I along with our two little ones travelled through Northern Ontario over the holidays on Slushy, Icey and snow packed roads and the tires were very very good. I tried to push them to the limits on rural snow packed roads ( when I was alone in the car) and I found that you would have to be driving like an insane person to over drive the tires capability. Some of the credit for gripping the road has to go to my new Hyundai Elantra with all of it's electronic skid control etc but I highly recommend you buy these tires, they are that good, excellent in fact. Only minor complaint is some road noise at higher speeds on dry roads.....just turn the radio up a little louder LOL!