I bought these at the beginning of the winter season, they don't do great in snow, not a lot of traction (having said that, my car is not awd)!
I didn't drive a bunch, maybe 6k this winter and the treads are so worn down, I've never had treads wear so quickly. I probably won't use them next year and wouldn't recommend based on my experience.
( My model of tires are not listed in the description..).My car came with factory summer only 235/40R18 Goodyear Eagle F1 summer tires. I installed a wheel package with Hercules avalanche x-treme 215/50R17. The wheel size is smaller giving me a higher tire wall due to concerns of breaking the wheels in pot holes. These winter tires are winter tires. They work well for me in snow. These tires are for snow covered roads. They do well in other conditions however I have a performance car and these tires are not performance tires. Icy roads I can't really say how good they are I have no reference to comment. The winter tire compound is probably good for ice however these tires are aggressive, the have lugs and that reduces contact with the ice surface. These tires are aggressive, best use is snow covered roads. They rumble some on clear roads but not always noticeable. These are stud-able tires, with studs they are most likely very good on icy roads. Would I buy again, my zip code does not see many days with snow covered roads. I would look for an all season tire in my zone. The roads are often cleared. I must say my car can exceed the speed rating of these tires, they are not race tires. I like them I'm happy with them they are too aggressive for my zip code in a southern Michigan city.
This is a budget tire but by far the best winter tire I have used. I drive a FWD ford focus and it does great in snow and ice with these tires. I can start from a dead stop on a hill and have never been stuck. They perform especially well in rain. Good traction and stopping distance on snow and ice. I highly recommend these. No point spending money on more expensive tires.
These came stock on my Focus, and I don't think I've ever had something handle so poorly in the snow. Here's the thing - I live in Alberta, Canada. Snow is very much a fact of life. We've barely had any yet this year, and it's already bad. Bad to the point that I thought these might just be summer tires and not all-seasons. Wet handling is also poor. Stopping distance seems much worse than other tires I've had, and hydroplaning is common. Dry is fine. If you live somewhere that gets snow, ice, or a fair amount of rain, I would avoid. If you live somewhere that is temperate and overall dry, go for it.
I live in SE Michigan. These tires came stock on my 2014 Ford focus SE in March of 2014. No matter if it's dry or wet out these tires are always spinning when starting from a stop, even when gas is moderately applied. In the winter they won't even crawl up my plowed driveway into garage. As soon as gas pedal is touched they just spin, I need a running start to get in most of the time. My wife's 2009 Ford Escape Fwd with different tires will crawl at a moderate pace without spinning. I worry everytime I go out in the snow with these, and will not be buying them when it is time to replace the current ones.