I have 2009 Flex limited AWD. 3 tire sets so far. 1st: OEM Hankook -Optima: 30K miles; Dry: good performance Wet: Avg performance Snow: poor Noise: good Cornering/handling: avg Ride: good. Would not try them again.
2nd: Pirelli Scorpion Verde (Lt truck load rated) 30K miles; Dry; excellent Wet: excellent. Snow: Good. Noise: poor Corner/Handling; very good. Ride: below avg (stiff/firm due to truck rating) Better tire but noisy and harsh/stiff ride. wouldn;t buy.
3rd: Goodyear assurance triple tread . looks like another 30K tire. Dry: excellent Wet: poor (hydroplane) Snow: very poor, almost scary, like snow hydroplanning; Handling; excellent dry, Ride: excellent, Noise: good, Best of 3 tires dry road, worst on wet and snow/ice (I need to get them off for the winter, that bad); yet on my old 2002 merc sable and my Dad;s 2009 Fusion these tires are excellent all the way around?
So; I need a set again maybe Michelin ??? anyone have any idea';s for good wet road and snow/ice All Season on a Flex?? The Pirelli above was great for winter, but noisy and harsh on bumps. one thing I see is , don;t expect more than 30K on any tires on a flex, it is a heavy vehicle. I rotate every other oil change at 5K intervals, when I was commuting (Hwy miles) I did 7,500 oil and tire rotation. I rotate on this vehicle because front tire wear, although even, is faster than the rear.