The tires on the AWD-SH are Goodyear Eagle LS2 and are no comparison to Michelin. I ran over a small curb and got a flat, I was screwed because the sidewall was damaged and was not repairable with the flat tire kit. I can't believe they got rid of the spare tire! Dumb move! I had Michelin tires on all my previous Acuras and bounced over bigger curbs and never had any problems. How I wish they would have stuck with Michelin!