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General Altimax Arctic
 
Approximate retail price:
$94
Summary: The tire can be studded for enhanced grip on icy surfaces.
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About - General Altimax Arctic

The General Altimax Arctic is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, winter tire models like the Altimax Arctic are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Snow traction:
Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needed to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking:
We tested ice braking on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Features & Specs - General Altimax Arctic
info Size tested 215/60R16
info Speed rating Q
info Tread stud-able
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User Reviews - General Altimax Arctic
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3.0
Pretty Good Tire
2/20/2014
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Gas mileage
Best Uses
Comment:
I have a 2012 Legacy that I put these tires on for the winter. When it snows, these tires do amazing! Like it isn't even snowing. The comfort level is good, dry/wet handling are acceptable. These tires were a great value. They did sort of murder my MPG though, was getting about 27 overall, I'm down to 23 now. I'm not worried about it though because when the snow comes, who cares about MPG I'm safe and sound. Ignore CR's take on Wet/Dry braking, these tires may not respond like your all seasons but after having them on for a few miles you learn how to adjust your driving style to them. No terrible noise, slight hum maybe but that's expected.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Best snow tires
2/7/2014
Pros
Tread life
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
These are the best snow tires I have ever used. I put these on my wifes Kia Spectra for the last five winters. They make her 45 mile commute safe. Snow and ice traction are great vs a set of all seasons. I will be getting a set for my expedition. She never lets me forget to put them on. This year I missed the first snowfall and I was putting them on that night in the dark. Buy these and you wont be disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Same tire Truck Winter rated Best Buy 66
12/8/2013
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
This same tire under Light Truck Winter is rated 66. Installed studded on 04 Altima: drives on ice like it's on rails when new, after 4 winters (on mostly dry roads) it's merely incredibly better accellerating and stopping than other FWD cars.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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