If you ever need to shop for tires I can’t imagine a better resource than Tire Rack. They have in-house comparisons of similar tires, tons of data, and the results of surveys from tire owners. What’s really useful for tire newbies like me: you can find all the surveys for your particular model of car.
I wound up not buying from them because I needed tires pretty quickly and a local shop having them shipped to my local car geek would only have been $15-20 cheaper per tire. But I'd definitely use them in the future.