I installed these instead of winter tires on my 2014 Mazda CX-5 AWD. They are slightly larger dimension than the OE tires, but fall within allowable specs.<br /><br />I drive a lot (over 24,000 km since I bought the SUV in June), so tire performance is important. I also live in Atlantic Canada, wher we get snow, freezing rain, rain, slush, and high winds – sometimes all in one day!<br /><br />I've had many 4x4 trucks and AWD SUV's and I must say that I've never had a vehicle/tire combination that handled our nasty winters like this. I can't put this rig into a slip or skid if I tried – I drive effortlessly through the worst messes on our highways with ease. One night after a blizzard, I was driving about 25 km, and only encountered snow plows on the roads. I drove easily and confidently.<br /><br />I put these tires on in October, and although they are slightly noisier than All-seasons, they are at least as quiet as the Michelin LTX tires I had on a 4x4 Tacoma.<br /><br />I haven't had them long enough to assess tread life, but I did notice a slight drop in fuel economy, but some of this could be attributed to winter driving conditions, idling, etc.<br /><br />Overall, I am thrilled with these tires.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.