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.