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It’s nearly impossible to collect every available tire on the market and measure their performance under the exact same conditions. UTQG attempts to do this but it’s an old methodology and needs updating, but it still provides some valuable insight.
A better metric for measuring tire performance is a large sample of customer feedback specifically answering questions about individual performance characteristics.
With a large enough pool of customer comments and grades, a reasonably accurate ranking can be made for how well you will find a tire to work for you in a given situation.
Third-party customer feedback is compiled and averaged across multiple performance metrics and averaged to provide an overall score and each tire is ranked based on these criteria.
Customer feedback is broken down into the following:
- Wet Traction
- Dry Traction
- Winter Traction
In this case, the tires were also ranked specifically on customer feedback regarding snow performance.
Unfortunately, not every tire has the sales volume to collect a sizable enough database of feedback from real-world customers. This means you won’t find lesser-known brands and shorter-run models in our reviews.
However, when manufacturers that may not be household names hit a home run, the tire will become popular and eventually rise to the attention of enough customers that enough data will be collected to allow for a reasonable ranking of it versus the competition.
Over time this article will be updated and as new designs come to the market that pushes the performance envelope further and set a new bar, you’ll find them here.