I note some of the comments on tires are more appropriate for those looking for off road capabilities. I am not and have been primarily a Michelin user. I will be needing tires and when I asked my regular tire dealer, his first suggestion was the Defender until I noted the 17 inch size and that I have 18 inch wheels. Defender has only two sizes available in 18 inch and not what I needed. Other option is the CrossClimate2. The main strength of the Defender is long mileage with good ride. CrossClimate2 has at least as good a ride, better handling and braking, and snow capability. Of course more expensive but more like $1000 all in, not $2000. My main concern with CrossClimate2 is that some people have experienced a loss in fuel economy with it. Any experience here appreciated. While I will probably stick with my tire dealer that also services car, I have also bought multiple sets of tires from Discount Tire and been satisfied. In California, Discount Tire operates as America's Tire.