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Do yourself a huge favor when buying a new car. Get the info off the tires on it and research them before you buy. I learned a big lesson after this snow storm and first time driving a new generation CRV. My new Honda CRV Touring Edition came with Hancook Kinergy GT 265/60R18 tires which equated to, out of 1-10 scale:
4.9 Light Snow Traction, 2.9 Deep Snow Traction, 2.8 Ice Traction and an overall rating in snow of 3.5. The tire has a "Would you recommend rating of 2.4 out of 10. I am a Christian man or I would give it my rating. My next free day I am going to the dealership and I bet you they take these tires off this vehicle and replace with my choice. Promise, it will happen. Pretty embarrassing when this new vehicle will barely pull out of a level driveway with the first 6" of snow. I was unable to get to my daughter's house and was at first hammering the CRV pretty bad. I just traded a 2015 Ford Escape Titanium Pkg. 4 wheel drive for the CRV and that sucker would push snow 18" deep. Then I got home and did a thorough research on these Hancook tires and that explained it all. Worse OE tire ever. Next week these tires come off and will be ready for round two. I missed 3 things buying this vehicle, #1 a Touring Edition should have had rear sensors, it doesn't, no CD player, had to accept it, and 3rd the tires. Learned a lesson, never again. Will review again after I can these crappy tires.
 

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Carmakers buy tires by the trainload for the pest possible unit price. It's always possible to negotiate different ones, but the time to do it is when making the deal, which is when you have leverage. You may be disappointed in the dealer's response now. But who knows? You might get them to budge - it could happen. Regardless, safety comes first. Let us know how it turns out.
 

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Has anyone tried this new-model Michelin yet? Interesting tread pattern (and characteristics)

https://www.michelinman.com/tire/michelin/cross-climate-suv



The CrossClimate SUV features an all-season compound molded into a highly-directional tread pattern with nearly solid transverse ribs for handling stability and dry traction. Wide lateral grooves and open shoulders provide a direct path to evacuate water from beneath the contact patch for hydroplaning resistance, while the bevel-edged tread blocks provide grip on damp surfaces. 3D self-locking sipes create additional biting edges for foul-weather traction, and Emerging Grooves in the shoulder help retain confident winter traction as the tire wears. The biting edges combined with the specialized compound deliver the traction needed to receive the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol (3PMSF).


The internal construction of the CrossClimate SUV consists of a single-ply polyester casing supporting two steel belts. A polyamide reinforcement aids in handling performance and provides high-speed durability.


Note: While non-winter tires featuring the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol (3PMSF) provide additional longitudinal snow traction beyond what all-season (M+S) tires not bearing the symbol can deliver, they do not match the capability of a true winter tire in all adverse weather conditions.
^^ this from Tire Rack
 
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