That’s good information to know. I live in Roanoke and work in NRV so that’s important. Especially with how the rain gets at the bottom of Christainsburg Mtn when you are coming down as I go 460. The other day I came thru there and had to slow down a ton to avoid fishtailing. I will definitely give those a look too. They look like a great tire.Don't even consider the ContiTracs in the Roanoke Valley/NRV region unless you plan to park the Escape from December to March of each year. I had them on my Ford Ranger and they were the worst tires I have owned in over 40 years when it came to wet traction, snow/ice traction, wet braking and ride comfort. The only positive attribute they had was treadwear, but they rode hard like they were made of concrete. I'd suggest the Cooper AT3 (4S) in a P-metric rating if you are looking for a good all-terrain tire that has decent ride qualities for a daily driver.
Cooper AT3 -4S