We didn't had much snow in Western New Brunswick for a few weeks. A few days before I drove nearly 400km at speed limit of 110km/hr, -10c. Along the trip I also went through secondary roads with different conditions at slower speeds. After driving most time over the dry highway I found out that it felt smoother over spots with water, ice or snow. R2s SUV tires performance is excellent on dry conditions but when used for what they are specially designed to, they ecxel even more. My AWD RAV4 feels lighter and faster when driving over water, ice, or thinner layers of snow. The tire grip feels very solid at the same time. I am very pleased using Nokian Tires on roads that present very different conditions throughout the cold season.