NOTE: Snow Performance rating at 0 due to lack of in-the-field experience.
They say that one of the most important things about a car's handling are the tires. Not the chassis or weight distribution, but the tires.
That's why I have to give positive marks to the Michelin Pilot all-weather tires on my Ford. They also seem fairly hardy for driving on gravel.
I've had these tires on my car for more than a year and I've run them fairly hard. What I've found is that they grip the road great, and they seem to last.
These aren't just cheap manufacturer's standard tires, but Ford gave me a trustworthy brand with a reliable tire to boot.
Looking at the tires, they are worn a bit now, but again I drive on both gravel and pavement. Such surfaces will put extra wear on the tires.
Let's talk handling. The Michelin Pilot tires have given me assured handling while driving, and I've gone through corners and highway offramps faster than admittedly I should. It may well be largely in the tires.
Would I put these on my car again? If I can find an equivalent tire from Goodyear, one of the few Made-in-USA tire manufacturers left, I would go that route for my next set. However, Michelin has impressed me with their Pilot all-weathers.
They may be a little pricier than other options, but to me this is a performance tire that can grip the road.
No experience in heavy snow conditions yet, but from my driving habits I place trust that the tires have made the difference between keeping the car on the road and giving me some fright in my driving experience.
I would give my recommendation for this line of tires, especially for those who want something with good performance.