ALTIMAX ARCTIC 12

Studdable Winter Snow

Overall Rating (9.4)


The Altimax Arctic 12 is for passenger cars, minivans, crossovers and compact SUVs. The innovative studdable winter tire features innovative compound and tread pattern technologies for superior traction in low temperatures on wet, snow and/or ice conditions. The Arctic 12 offers improved performance in snow and ice traction and longer mileage. A total of 47 T-rated sizes ranging from 14" to 19", all in extra load, will be offered

The AltiMAX Arctic 12 features a strong center rib structure within its tread design for superior steering response and maximum dry handling grip along with high void angled grooves to channel water away for added wet traction. The Arctic 12 offers a wider contact patch, longer tread life and is pinned to allow studs for additional traction.

COMFORT
Noise 9.7
Ride 8.7
Tread-wear 9.3
DRY
Cornering Stability 9.7
Dry Traction 10.0
Steering Response 9.3
WET
Hydro-planing 9.3
Wet Traction 9.7
Winter/Snow
Deep Snow 9.3
Ice 8.7
Light Snow 9.7

Independent Tire Reviews By Customers

Date: 11/11/2018 Review's Overall Rating: 10.0
2018 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
Miles Driven 5000
Driving Condition Mostly Highway
Driving Style Fast
Comments Have had several studded snow tires, these are by far the quietest, best traction on snow and ice so far.
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 10.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 10.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 10.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 11/13/2017 Review's Overall Rating: 9.5
2015 Subaru Impreza Base
Miles Driven 25000
Driving Condition Mostly Highway
Driving Style Average
Comments Also have on a Subaru forester. Have owned Firestone (studded) copper (studded) and blizzack (non studded) The two sets of Generals I've owned (third set, just put 4 on my new 2018 Legacy, traded the Impreza) nothing is near as quiet and the traction is by far the best on snow and ice. Will keep buying this tire!
Comfort Category
Noise 10.0
Ride 9.0
Tread-wear 10.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 10.0
WetTraction 10.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 9.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 9.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 10.0
Ice 8.0
LightSnow 10.0
Date: 11/17/2017 Review's Overall Rating: 8.6
2009 Chevrolet HHR LT 17" option
Miles Driven 30000
Driving Condition Combined Highway/City
Driving Style Fast
Comments Great tire put a set on the front then got lazy and left them on year round. Lasted 3+ years just started to get a little lose in the rain. I drive very aggressively (have a Corvette )and I'm amazed at the cornering grip these have. Putting on a set of four and I'll probably leave them on year round again. I had Blizzaks on before and they only lasted 2seasons I took those off in the summer.
Comfort Category
Noise 9.0
Ride 7.0
Tread-wear 8.0
Comfort Category
Hydro-planing 8.0
WetTraction 9.0
Comfort Category
CorneringStability 10.0
DryTraction 10.0
SteeringResponse 9.0
Comfort Category
DeepSnow 8.0
Ice 8.0
LightSnow 9.0