I too have the Goodyear Assurance Comfort Tread on my 07 EXL. They are sooooooo much more quiet compared to the crap that was on there before hand.
The handling is a bit washy, but sets in nicely. Gas mileage is a tad better than the snow and ice tires from Firestone that were on there before hand. We, like many others, use ours for road trips and the noise reduction has been a huge welcome to our family. We have about 14k on this set of tires so far and I have to say they feel and look as though they did the day we had them installed.
One thing I will caution you on. The wet handling has been on par with the Firestone pieces of crap from before. While we haven't hydroplaned any (and we have driven in some massively severe storms) I have noticed that the front end slides on low speed sharp corners.
Take that info for what it is worth to you. In the end, unless something better comes out, I will likely buy this set of tires again to put on there.
As i mentioned the tire tech has come so far then 5 yrs ago.....last time i ran chinese shinko`s these where 1/3rd the cost of michelin power in the track. i did not see the huge drop off of any kind.Non what so ever.^^^^^^^But aren't you afraid about placing yourself and your family in mortal danger every time it rains or snows?!?!?!? Come on people, they (the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring) aren't THAT bad in the rain, can't be any worse than the POS Michelins that originally came on the vehicles!
Shulky the snow/wet traction are one of the main reason i stay away from the assurance. I live near boston and sleet/train/snow traction are very crutial for me.I use tire rack for research before deciding on tires. good year assurance on wet are scary .Its because of the sidewall construction on good year. they offer less support on heavier vechiles for some reason.