|

General Altimax Arctic Tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$94
Summary: The tire can be studded for enhanced grip on icy surfaces.
Dividing line
Community icon56 people have reviewed this model.
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
Safe tires
12/11/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Tread life
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
Great traction on turns and hills. No problems going through deep snow. Little hit on the fuel economy but very safe. Because of the good grip in dry and wet conditions, the driving confidence is high.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Better than 4 wheel drive!
12/2/2014
Pros
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought these tires for a rear wheel drive Lexus GS300 and they were fantastic! Absolute confidence driving in snow. They did compromise handling (and softened the ride, although I preferred a more firm responsive ride). I traded the Lexus and realized these wheels and tires fit my wife's Camry. Just installed them. Have not driven them in snow yet, but I can imagine that as well as they performed on the Lexus, on a front-wheel drive Camry the traction should be unbelieveable!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Superb in snow
11/6/2014
Pros
Tread life
Value
Winter traction
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I am surprised to find these Tires so far down in the current listing, they used to be #2 just a couple of years ago.<br />In any case, I now have these tires for about 4 seasons and they still have lots of life in them. The tread depth is still 10/32, which is super.<br />I am actually looking forward to the snow, I get a kick out of all the stranded drivers while I pass them by.<br />But seriously, they seem to be the best,especially in deep snow. I love them! And the price is right!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The General Altimax Arctic is part of the Tires test program at Consumer Reports. The General Altimax Arctic Tires features and specs include Speed rating, Tread, Size tested. In our lab tests, Tires models like the General Altimax Arctic are reviewed on Overall score, Handling, Dry braking, Hydroplaning, Ice braking, Ride comfort, Rolling resistance, Snow traction, Wet braking, Noise. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the General Altimax Arctic based on personal experience. The user reviews of the General Altimax Arctic include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the General Altimax Arctic.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more