Tire Performance Criteria

Cornering grip
Definition: How well the tire holds when taking corners
When is it important?
When you're driving on winding roads

Rolling resistance
Definition: How easily a tire rolls across a surface
When is it important?
If you're trying to reduce your fuel consumption

Performance
Definition: A general term describing a vehicle or tire's braking, accelerating, handling, and traction
When is it important?
All the time

Handling
Definition: How your tire responds to steering and braking
When is it important?
All the time