This is an excellent tire. Like any studded tire its very clicky on dry pavement. Stop/Starts were excellent on both snow and Ice. Definitely recommend if you want a confident drive on less than ideal road conditions.
Bought four of these for my RAV4 AWD based on other reviews and have to say I am not very impressed. Had BFG Winter Slaloms (used for five winters here in New Brunswick) and always felt confident and safe, even when passing other vehicles on snow covered highways. The Blizzaks are a different story.....They don't bite into the snow, especially when cornering, and stopping is equally unimpressive as I recently "slide" through and intersection, narrowly avoiding a collision with another vehicle. I called the dealer to see if I could return these under the "buy and try" program but apparently these tires do not qualify. I have driven vehicles with only all season tires and felt safer than I do with these. If you drive a lot in snow and ice, I would not recommend these tires.