Just put on CrossClimate 2s for the first snow of the year in the Chicago area. We only have a couple inches of snow on the ground, but I am completely sold. Great traction so far and they run so much smoother and even quieter than the summer high performance Pirellis.Another dealer got back to me... $4168 for the same setup.
I have two reservations about that tire. Skimming through a ton of reviews on Tirerack for Audis, Teslas and Subarus and noticed a common complaint about noise. Which I know that the wife can get used to, since she understands that tires are more than just round and black. lol
But I also saw a few mentioning rock pickup. Which is a huge problem, because I live on a gravel road.
That tread design isn't like anything else out there.
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The Toyo Celsius Sport in new for this year. No reviews. So that's a big risk. I've used their R888s on the track and had Open Country A/Ts on a truck. Both are really good tires.
More of a traditional winter tire design.
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I think the CrossClimates may have obsoleted the need for winter tires for me in the midwest.