I am looking for a good set of tires with good snow traction. I was looking for this tire in Tirerack.com and checked the survey.
Snow traction is marginal, not so great.
Very well reviewed on most of the categories though. But it is pricey at $198 per tire!
I replaced the OE GoodYear HP with these, and the ride difference is just night and day. it grips the dry surface, it cuts water (what water!) and is doing very well in light snows (haven't got a chance to try any worse yet). Hitting bumps feels softer, too.
I initiallly had my eyes on the XPC, but the shop had only two and I heard it was a tad noisy, so I plunged for the more expensive Synchrone. Worth it? I think so! With the set lasting approximate 4 years of great ride, the extra cost over its life is still miniscule ... methinks.