Quietest Tires Available at Tire Rack

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Let's face it. After a busy day at work, nobody wants to hear the roar of tires inside their vehicle.

Let's take a look at some of the quietest tires available. Typically the quietest tires are from the Passenger All-Season and Grand Touring All-Season categories.

First up, the Passenger All-Season Tire:
And if you are looking for a better handling tire from the Grand Touring All-Season Category:Check out some further information about the Grand Touring All-Season tires or the Passenger All-Season tires. You may also shop by vehicle.

Comments on Quietest Tires Available at Tire Rack

Sunday, September 5, 2010 by Allan Gold:
I recently purchased a 2006 Infinity G35 coupe in FL. It has Sumitomo Touring LSV tires. They are very noisy. I can not even find these tires in your catalogue. Are they just a low end tire? If I buy new tires to get rid of the noise, i am thinking of moving up to an 18" wheel. What do you advise and what tire would you recommend?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 by Chad:
Typically we see the Sumitomo as a decent economical tire choice unfortunately we do not carry the Touring LSV from Sumitomo. I would suggest choosing a tire from the Grand Touring All-Season tire category, specifically the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. Let me know if you have any questions
Monday, September 27, 2010 by Sheila:
I just bought a 2010 Ford Edge SEL with Michelin Lattitude Tour HP P245/60R18 tires. They roar! What can I replace them with and do you think I could ask Ford to assist with the replacement. It is very annoying, as I spend a lot of time in my car.
Monday, September 27, 2010 by Chad:
Typically the Michelin Latitude Tour HP is a quieter tire. I would suggest taking a look at the Michelin Latitude Tour, or the Yokohama Parada Spec-X. If you are in the Vehicle a lot traveling the Latitude Tour would last longer and be easier to ride on. You may check with the dealer on a possible warranty issue as the Latitude Tour HP is typically not known to be noisy.
Sunday, October 31, 2010 by Mark:
I test drove a 2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L and the road noise was higher than expected. What is the most quiet tire you would recommend for this vehicle?
Monday, November 1, 2010 by Chad:
I would suggest the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max or the Yokohama Avid Touring S for your 10 Honda Odyssey EX-L
Monday, November 22, 2010 by Shirley:
I have a 2005 Cadilac CTS and the tires need to be replaced. The tires I have are very noisy. Will you recommend a very quiet tire that will do well in snow,rain, &ice?
Monday, November 22, 2010 by Chad:
There are two possible sizes depending on which trim level you have. If you have the 225/50R17 on the higher end model I recommend the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity or if you have the base/Luxury model with the 225.55R16. I recommend the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity or also a new tire from Goodyear the Goodyear Assurance ComfortTred Touring.
Monday, November 29, 2010 by Lori :
I am trying to decide which tire would be best for my needs - I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT, so I need high performance tires. I am hoping to find a quiet, affordable set of tires that will do a great job. Any suggestions?
Thursday, December 2, 2010 by Chad:
Lori, I would suggest the following options to look at. Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum Bridgestone Turnanza Serenity Or if you want something with a little more performance Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position Michelin Pilot Sport AS+
Thursday, December 9, 2010 by Gail Slade:
I need some advance on the best 18" tires for my 2000 mustang GT. I need tires that will make my ride a little easier on the bumps as well as quiet. I hope someone can help.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 by Chad:
I would suggest a Grand Touring All-season tire as these are known to offer a smooth, comfortable and quiet ride. Take a look at the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity or the Continental Pro Contact. You may also want to consider going to a 17 inch wheel and tire which would also offer a smoother ride.
Sunday, December 12, 2010 by Eric:
I would like to ask your opinion, I have a 2008 FX35, the vehicle came with Goodyear's but I find they are a bit loud and I feel every bump. The size is a 20 inch tire. Could you give me advice on what is the best tire for my vehicle. I live in Fl so do not need for snow. I am looking for safety and noise reduction. Thanks
Monday, December 13, 2010 by Chad:
Eric, Looks like you have the 265/50R20 tire size. I would recommend the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza or the Michelin Latitude Tour HP. Both of these tires are from the Crossover/SUV Touring All Season Tire Category and will offer a smoother more comfortable ride. One other more drastic consideration is to go to an 18 inch wheel and tire. The smaller wheel will allow us to use a tire with a taller side wall offering more of an air cushion to ride on.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Chris:
I live in Colorado and have a 2000 Subaru Outback LTD (Wagon) using 225/60r16. The summers can be hot, rainy and the winters snowy and icy. I would like a good tire for all-seasons and one that won't get me stuck in the mountains during ski season. I like the BFG lineup (Adv TA 98V), but could you suggest a better and/or lower cost replacement?
Thursday, December 23, 2010 by Don:
I have a 2007 Miata and am looking for a tire that is a lot quieter than the stock michelins. I do not race the car or push the suspension to the limit.
Saturday, December 25, 2010 by Blake:
Chad, I have a 2004 Audi A6 Quattro. 235/45/r17s on the car. I live in Toronto, cold but not alot of snow. What is the quietest, smoothest tire available? Is it the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity as you've indicated in prior responses? Thanks so much for your help!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 by Allan:
I have a Scion XB 2008 with org. tires Bridgestone Toranza 205/55/16 that ride harshly and have excessive road noise... what is your recommendation for ride comfort and quiet tires under $120each
Thursday, January 27, 2011 by Chad:
Allan,The Michelin Pirmacy MXV4 is the way to go. It's is a little over the $120 mark but well worth it. Also when you buy four of these tires their is a $60 Mail in rebate available until the 29th. Two other tires to consider that are still fairly quite and with in the $120 limit are the General Alitmax HP and Also the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum.
Sunday, February 6, 2011 by Hal:
I expect to do a lot of touring in my Honda S2000 this year and want quiet tires to mount to my spare set of OEM rims. What do you recommend in summer performance tire that's quiet?
Monday, March 7, 2011 by Randy:
Hello I have a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS with 225/55R-18 size I am looking for a real quiet ride with good wet weather traction.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 by Mel Barrows:
Hi. I have a 1998 Mercedes CLK 320. (V6) Wheel size: 205/55R16
I am looking for a really good quiet tire...any suggestions. Thanks
Sunday, March 20, 2011 by Bob:
I am looking to replace my OE continentals on my 2008 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition. I am looking for quiet, mileage and handling, in that order. I've been reading about the Yoko's envigor?
Monday, March 28, 2011 by jeff:
Looking for quiet, comfortable tires for a 2000 saab 9-5. Have triple treads now with 6/32 left, and they are quite noisy. Any recommendations?
Thursday, March 31, 2011 by Tarik:
I want a quiet tire with reasonable handling. I narrowed it down to Michelin Primacy MXV4, Michelin Primacy MXM4 (new tire with limited number of reviews), and Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. The tire size is 215/55/16. What is your recommendation? The current Kumho Ecsta ASX are very noisy.

Thank you
Sunday, April 17, 2011 by Jennifer:
I have an extreme sound sensitivity problem which makes it difficult to travel in a car. We have a 1993 Lincoln Town Car and I would like to get the quietest tires possible for it. What would you recomnmend? Thank you.
Sunday, April 17, 2011 by Ron B:
Owned form new 2008 accord 4 cyl ex with Michelin pilot xse m&S hx mxm4's they are Very Noisy.. Noisier then my off shore winter tires..What is the quietest summer tire I could purchase? Thks
Thursday, May 5, 2011 by Art:
a question. Looking for a quiet tire for my 2009 Buick Lucerne. Do you have a recomendation? I put on less that 10K a year. Thanks.
Friday, May 13, 2011 by mike:
Just bought a 2011 honda accord with Michelin pilot mxm4 with 225/50/17 they are very noisy and rough.You feel every bump.Any suggestions
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by Jeff:
replacing OE Bridgestone Dueler's on my 2008 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD. Looking at Yoko AVID Envigor. Read complaints of LOUD road noise. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Al Hebert:
2006 Toyota Avalon-Want quiet good tire for it.
Seen mixed reviews of Hankook Optima & Ventus- it has 100k Mile warranty.
What do you recommend?
Saturday, June 18, 2011 by Preston Matthews:
I need to replace my Continentals on my 2007 VW Passat. 235/45/17. I need a quiet tire on a budget, less than $150/tire. Any such tire out there?
Monday, June 20, 2011 by paul samarin:
Buying a 2002 buick park ave exceptional car 57k non smokers car garaged all it life. Want quite tire please advise. Goodyear etc. thankyou
Sunday, June 26, 2011 by Edward:
2007 BMW 328iT: I have a hearing problem which heightens low frequency noise like... tire/road noise. The Bridgestone runflats have become noisy. I am thinking non runflat and want a decent performing tire that is quiet. Thanks!
Monday, July 11, 2011 by Farhan:
I have honda Civic 2002 with Dunlop 205-60R15 tyres but they are quite noisy. Can you tell me any brand in the same size which are quiter then Dunlop. Please also note that I m living in Dubai (HOT Weather, no rain, good plain roads)
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by David:
I have a 2007 Mercury Montego (base) with Continental touring tires that howl like a dump truck on the interstates. P215-60R-17. I am looking for a VERY quiet tire so I can hear my radio.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 by Ben:
In 205/60R15, the quietest is the Michelin Primacy MXV4. We can ship internationally. If interested, email your name, phone number, address, and the exact products and quantity required to ben@tirerack.com
Thursday, July 14, 2011 by ben:
Two good choices in 215/60R17 would be General Altimax HP or the Hankook Optimo H727. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, July 18, 2011 by Don:
my wife has a 08 vw new beetle w/ 225-45-17 size tires. what can we replace these o.e.m. tire with that will give a quiet ride. Thanks
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Ben:
Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity are the two quietest in that size. General Altimax HP is a value-priced option. If you are interested, email ben@tirerack.com.
Monday, August 8, 2011 by jimmy hernandez:
I drive a 2005 nissan SL altima, I just put a set of Ziex-ze912 falken tires, but they are to noisy, what tire would you recommend, I have 225/60/16.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by Lisa:
I drive a 2008 Infiniti EX35 and need to replace all my tires on a tight budget. The cars that came with the car Michelin Latitude are out of price range. Kelly Navigator Touring Gold and Michelin Harmony AMI. Are those comparable? If I only changed two tires now and the other two in a couple months, would I still get good performance if I stayed with the same size (225 60R 17) and make?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Lisa, the Harmony would be more similar because it is the same brand, but any mixing can theoretically cause undesirable handling during the time that you mix. People have certainly done it, but proceed with caution. Four at once is always preferred if you are changing tire type. --ben@tirerack.com
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by Jim:
I drive a 2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring FWD. Currently have Bridgestone Duelers HL 400 and H/T 684IIs installed (235 60R18).

I'm looking to replace all tires soon, and need the quietest, most comfortable tires possible for this vehicle, especially at hwy/freeway speeds. Please let me know what my best choice(s) would be!

Thank you!
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
Jim, the Michelin Latitude Tour HP are the nicest riding highway tires in your size. Others of that same category would include the Pirelli Scorpion Verde and the Dunlop Signature CS.
--ben@tirerack.com
Sunday, August 21, 2011 by Doug:
What are the quietest all weather tires you would suggest for my 2003 Explorer? Thanx.
Monday, August 22, 2011 by Spencer@tirerack:
Each trim package for the'03 Explorer used varying tire sizes. What is the current size you are using and the trim package of the vehicle? We will be happy to look up some of the best options for you.-- spencer@tirerack.com
Friday, August 26, 2011 by Steve:
04 Sebring Touring with end of life Serenity's starting to make noise. Live in Michigan is there a better recommendation for a quiet, all season tire? Perhaps with better snow/ice capabilities?
Saturday, September 3, 2011 by KYIN:
Now, I using BF Good rich premier touring for my Honda CRV but almost run out next a few month. I live in Seattle area lot of rain and sometime litte light snow in winter time. Please give me a advice for what Grand Touring all season tire is quiet and the fix for my Honda SUV. I use most of the time highway to work.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Kyin, any of the three mentioned in that category, the Michelin Primacy, Bridgestone Serenity, or General Altimax HP would work well for you. If none of those are available in your size, you can contact us in person to look at other possible options. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 by Bubba:
Hey y'all, I got a 2002 Volvo S80 and even though it's a relatively quiet car, the tire noise is driving me nuts! What do you folks recommend for this Swedish boat? I'll gladly give up performance for peace and quiet, so yeah, more Lincoln Town Car than BMW M5 as nutty as it might sound.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 by TireRack.com Team:
Bubba,

Thank you for your question. In regards to the Swedish boat, I would focus on a tire that is symmetrical or assymetrical as these tend to generate less road noise. In other words, a tire with a directional tread pattern would not be my first choice. Tires such as the Michelin Primacy MXV4, Bridgestone Turanza Serenity, or Kumho LX Platinum would all provide great noise quality and still be competent performers. Let us know if we can help. - Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by joanne:
i need to purchase summer tires for a 2003 toyota echo - would appreciate your suggestions as to what would be the quietest tire to buy . . . thanks
Saturday, September 24, 2011 by kevin:
I'm picking up my new Honda CRV-exl next week. would like to swap out the oe bridgestones for quitest and best riding tires possible. Price is not a concern. This car will never see snow, but hydro planning in heavy florida rains is always a concern. Thanks in advance for your advice.
Monday, September 26, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring or Michelin Latitude Tour are 2 of the quietest tires out there, and are available in the 17" size usually used by the CRV Exl. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, September 26, 2011 by Jay:
2001 Lexus GS 300 stock rims. Need quiet tires at a reasonable price.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Jay, the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum is currently $90 per tire in 215/60R16, which was the base size for the 01 GS300. -ben@tirerack.com
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 by Sue:
I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am GT. I'm looking for an All Season quiet tire(touring?) at a very reasonable price.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 by spencer@tirerack.com:
Hello Sue, The tire size of 225/50R16 is not known to have the smoothest and quietest tire selections out there, but there are a few very good ones for the price. My initial selection would be the Continental Extreme Contact DWS at 106 each. It is the best blend of ride comfort, noise comfort and overall traction for the money. A secondary option would be the Gneral Altimax HP at 103 each. -- spencer@tirerack.com
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 by GREG :
hi there
i have michelin 205/55/16 run flat
and they are very noisy and tough on pumps , my wheels size are 7jX16
is it possible to fix 225/50/16 tires on these wheels , if so what is the recommended quiet tires for my wheels , thanks .
Friday, October 7, 2011 by spencer@tirerack.com:
That size would fit on those wheels, but we do not know if it is proper for the vehicle application itself. In a runflat in that size, non eof the options are known to be smooth and quiet...were you looking outside of a runflat?
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by Min:
I want to replace my Original Michelin tires (235/50/17) on my 2004 Lincoln LS V8. What tires should I get(Sumitomo Touring LSV, Bridgesone Potenza G019 Grid, etc)? Thanks.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
Continental Extreme Contact DWS would be a good choice for that size, or Yokohama Avid Envigor if you do not have too heavy of a winter. -ben@tirerack.com
Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Denny:
I have the Primacy MXV4 on my 2008 RX350. More road noise than my old Ford Explorer. My brother is complaining about road noise in his RX 350 as well. I don't care what brand of tire or cost I want no more road noise!
Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
I am guessing you have the Energy MXV4 in 235/55R18, which was one of the original tires that could have been on the Lexus. For that size, you might try the Gooyear Assurance ComforTred Touring which is very quiet. -- ben@tirerack.com
Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Tony:
What would you recommend as the quietest tire for the Lexus IS350 with the 18" wheel option. No rain or snow driving.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 by spencer@tirerack.com:
Based on the info, we would need to know the year of the vehicle and the exact tire size, and we will be happy to help
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by Mark Waterman:
Hi, I have a 1997 Buick LeSabre 4 door. It is a very nice, quiet car, but the Michelin Harmony tires (P205/70R15) have been noisy since I bought them. They need replacement and I'm tired of the howling they make. I live in Texas and seldom drive on ice or snow. What is my best choice for a quiet, smooth-riding tire?
Thanks in advance for your advice,
Mark Waterman
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by Tony:
Hi again,
A 2006 with 225/40R18 front and
255/40R18 rears. Thanks
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Troy,
Based on your requirements in a tire and the speed ratings required for a Lexus IS350, I would recommend the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. If you would like to discuss this or other options, please email me via marshall@tirerack.com.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by Bill McKibbon:
I have a 2009 Mazda3 Sport. The road noise on the tires that came with the vehicle is huge. What all season tire would you recommend for the most quietness.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
Michelin Primacy MXV4 would probably be the quietest for the Mazda.
Friday, November 11, 2011 by Cynthia:
Hi Troy,
I have a 2009 Nissan Rogue. The road noise on the factory tires is terrible.What would you suggest for a good quality Quiet tire..very little bad weather here in NC
Saturday, November 12, 2011 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Depending on your tire size (many different options for Rogue) I would look into the afformentioned tires or perhaps the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum. It is a great performing tire for a reasonable cost.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Angie:
I need new tires for my Lexus ES350. Current tires are Bridgestone Turanza EL400 V. For the price to replace them, I need tires that last a lot longer than 35,000 miles. What do you recommend?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Craig:
I have a 2010 Subaru Outback that just passed 62K and I obviously need tires. I'm looking for a good quality all season tire, I live in the Chicago area, that will cut down the road noise. Can you please suggest a tire or two? Thanks ahead of time. Craig
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Craig:
Sorry senior moment here, I questioned what would be a quality and most especially an excellent road noise reducing tire for my 2010 Subaru with 62K but I think I failed to mention it is an Outback 3.6R Limited. Thanks and sorry for the re-post issue. Craig
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Val:
Hi,
I need very quite and fuel efficient tires for 1997 Infiniti I30 (215/65/15). I live in LA area, so no rain/snow driving. The choice is narrowed down to either Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring. Goodyear seems to be better price/mileage wise. What would you recommend?
Thank you
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Ben@tirerack:
Neither of those two are made in 215/65R15. Michelin Hydroedge with Green X are very long lasting and fuel efficient. Goodyear Assurance ComforTred (not touring) are available and are very quiet and long lasting. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by ben@tirerack:
Regarding the Outback 3.6R Limited, the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring or the Michelin HydroEdge would both be good choices. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Angie,
I would take a look at the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. It is a very well rated tire that gets significantly better mileage than the Original Equipment Bridgestone.
-marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by Chris Heino:
I have a 2000 Avalon XLS with Michelin Primacy MXV4 205/60/R16. They are way too noisy. Looking for a VERY QUIET all weather tire for Reno,NV
Thursday, November 17, 2011 by Val:
Hi,

sorry, regarding 97 Infiniti I30 - the actual tire size is 205/65/15.
So, what would be a better option between Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring?
I need very quite and fuel efficient tires and I live in LA area, so no rain/snow driving.

Thank you so much,
Val
Friday, November 18, 2011 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Val,
Both tires have been very well reviewed and are very good choices. The Comfortread touring offers a slight price advantage and would be tough to beat. -marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, December 1, 2011 by Cathy:
Hi! What Tire would you recommend for a 2009 Mazda5? (205/50R17 89V) The car itself is very noisy, and would like to get the quietest tire possible. Thanks in advance!
Thursday, December 1, 2011 by Ben@tirerack.com:
The General Altimax HP is available in this size, but is backordered. There are a couple other options that might work for your vehicle. Email ben@tirerack.com and I will be happy to assist.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 by B.A.:
Funny you mentioned Michelin Hydroedge as QUIET. I have them on my 2005 Civic Hybrid. After 40,000 miles they have become the most irritatingly noisy tires I've ever owned. Trashing them for something else.
Friday, December 23, 2011 by Mac:
Hi. I have a 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T with 20X8 wheels. It came witht he Goodyear F1's, which are now worn out. I'm looking for a quiet, comfortable tire. I'm not too much of a hot-rodder these days - but do a lot of freeway miles at CA speeds. :-D
Friday, December 23, 2011 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Mac,
Take a look at the Michelin Primacy MXV4. It is speed rated correctly for an RT model and has proven to be a nice riding and quiet tire.
-marshall@tirerack
Thursday, December 29, 2011 by MMathS:
I have an '06 Merc ML500 with the 19 inch rims. What is the quietest tire that'd you'd recommend for this vehicle?
Monday, January 2, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Pirelli Scorpion Verde or Michelin Latitude Tour are two of the quietest in the 19" size for that ML. Feel free to email directly to ben@tirerack.com if you need any assistance with an order.
Thursday, January 5, 2012 by Heather:
I'm getting ready to replace tires on a 2007 Mazda cx-7. I want tire that will last more than 25000 miles but, will be REALLY quiet and do well on rain/snow/etc. Any suggestions?
Friday, January 6, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Heather, Take a look at the Michelin Primacy MXV4. It is one of our go to tires for someone looking for performance and good ride characteristics. It is available in your size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by BC:
Looking for 235/65R16 for my 2008 honda odyssey. i need something that is quiet and will do well in rain and snow..i live in NE.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
BC, take a look at the Goodyear Assurance Comfort Tread tire. It gets great mileage and is known to be very quiet and comfortable. -marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, January 21, 2012 by Lynn:
Need new tires for a BMW 2002 530i sport sedan. Need comfort and less road noise. Currently have OEM Michelin pilot Primacy 235/45/17. Live in Galveston County, Texas. No snow driving. Hot weather and rain.
Monday, January 23, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
For the 530i, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 or the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity would probably be the two nicest riding and quietest. -ben@tirerack.com
Thursday, January 26, 2012 by Stephanie:
I have a 2009 Honda Odyssey Ex-L minivan and the OEM - Michelin Energy are totally worn out at 40K miles. What tire would be my best replacement? I am a mom - so a nice quiet ride and long wear are very important to me. And, at the cost - I can't replace tires every year for $1000. Please help me!
Saturday, January 28, 2012 by Charlie:
I am about to replace tires on a 2004 Lexus RX330. I drive 150 miles per day, all highway. What is my best bet? I live in SC, so snow is not a problem. I would say that a quiet ride is most important. Thanks!
Monday, January 30, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Charlie,
Of the tires that are available in your size, I recommend you take a look at the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza. It is a popular fitment for this vehicle, tends to be very quiet, and is available at a moderate price point. -marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Gladys:
What is a quiet but good handling tire for
2006Pontiac Vibe 215/50R17. Needs good wet traction for Fla rainy season.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Gladys, Take a look at the Continental Extreme Contact DWS. It is has been well reviewed and is available at a good price point in your size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Sharon :
What is the best tire for a 2011 ford mustang gt (brembo brake package) with the following: #1 being the most disirable.
1)ride comfort
2)quiet
3)handling (wet weather)
Thanks
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
For the 255/40R19 size, which was standard on the Mustang w/Brembo, the Continental ExtremeContact has the best combination of 1 and 2, without sacrificing on 3. -ben@tirerack.com
Sunday, February 19, 2012 by Tom Loebmann:
your suggestion for a 2002 Chrysler P/T crusier. The noise is loud, so I'm looking for a quite,yet comfortable ride.
Monday, February 20, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Assuming you have size 195/65R15, go with either Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring, Michelin Primacy MXV4, or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. If you have any other questions or need to order, contact ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by Shad :
Looking for quitest tire I can find a 2008 BMW 750i. Tire Size Front: 245/45-19 | Tire Size Rear: 275/40-19
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
For the 750, the quietest would be the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. Note that some 750's had runflat tires, these Serenity are not runflat. If you are interested, contact ben@tirerack.com
Monday, March 5, 2012 by Dave:
I am looking for the quietest tire for a MBZ E550. I believe the factory issue were Continentals, and the Firestones I have on the car now are unbelievably noisy.
Monday, March 5, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Dave,
If you were happy with Continental's take a look at the Extreme Contact DWS. It has been well liked by consumers, works very well as an all season, and is available in your sizes. -marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by Don:
I have an 08 Audi A8 with Pirelli P6 All Season tires. I'd like to buy the quietest tire possible for this car, and would probably only run them in the summer. What is the absolute quietest tire available on the market today?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Don,
The Bridgestone Turanza Serentity mentioned above is available in your size. It would be one of the class leaders for someone looking for a quiet tire. -marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, March 9, 2012 by Peter:
Hi & thanks for your service.Have Pontiac g8 v8& want quiet,smooth 245/40/19's.what do you recommend between Yokohama decibel V551,Hankook S1 EVO & Goodyear Asymetric 2.Thank you.
Friday, March 9, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
We have not gotten to test any of those yet, so unfortunately our feedback is limited. The decibel V551 and S1 Evo we do not have. The Asymmetric 2 we do carry, but have not gotten to take it out for testing yet.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Ryan Wells:
Hi, I need the most quiet tire for my 06 dodge ram truck. It has OEM tires now that are 275/60/20. Any suggestions?
Respectfully,
Ryan
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Ryan,
The best rated tire in your size is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. It has been very well reviewed in terms of all season traction, comfort, and noise quality. -marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, March 19, 2012 by Stuart Anderson:
Hi,i have Kuhmo solus kl21 on my 2012 kia sportage and i am looking for a quieter tire.Size is 225/60/17 the road noise is too loud and want something quieter.What would you recommend
thanks Stuart
Monday, March 19, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Staurt,
The Goodyear Assurance Comforttread tire would be an excellent choice and also currently qualifies for a mail in rebate. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by Rodger:
It looks like it's time to replace my Cooper CS4 touring tires on my 04 Toyota Sienna. They have been good tires, but I'm looking for something that is quieter with really good rain traction and handling. The coopers seem to be a little too squishy for the sienna. Anybody have any suggestions.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Rodger,
The Goodyear Assurance Comfortread tire listed above is available for your Sienna. It would be an excellent choice. -marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, March 23, 2012 by Gene Graff:
I have a mitsubishi 3000GT and want a quiet, but with good rain traction. No snow or ice in this area. Currently have BF Goodrich Traction T/A 225/55 R16 Price in mid range.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 by Cassie:
I'm looking for some decently quiet tires that are great in rain and decent in light snow. I'd also like good handling, but I am not an aggressive driver. They would be for a 2005 Pontiac G6 Base model. Hopefully a low to mid price range. Thanks!
Monday, March 26, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
For the G6, the Yokohama Avid TRZ or Pirelli P4 4 seasons would be good tires to meet your requirements at a reasonable price. If you would like to fine tune your selection further, feel free to contact ben@tirerack.com
Monday, March 26, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Gene,
The Bridgestone Turanza Serenity in this size is available at a middle price point and would do very well. -marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by Ken:
2006 Civic Coupe with way too much road noise.I'm looking at theThe Goodyear Assurance Comfortread.
Would this be the quietest?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Ken,
That is a very good option. The Goodyear Assurance Comfortread is one of our highest rated touring tires and has been very well liked by consumers. -marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by Tom:
We have a 2009 Ford Focus SES with 17 inch rims. The road noise from OEM tires has been terrible and need replacement after only 25000. Which tire will give us less road noise without sacrificing handling?
Thursday, March 29, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Tom,
Arguably the quitest tire for your car would be the Michelin Primacy MXM4. It is available in your size for $153/ea. -marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, April 2, 2012 by Diane:
We have a 2006, Toyota Rav4 -Limited and are looking for a quieter riding tire. The road noise right now is almost unbearable. Any recommendations?
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Diane,
Two of your best rated options would be the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza or the Continental Cross Contact LX20. -marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, April 6, 2012 by ash:
Need to change tires for my 2008 Volkswagen Passat lux sedan. The OEM tires continental are very noisy. Any suggestion for a quiet ride? 235/45R17 97H
Friday, April 6, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Bridgestone Turanza Serenity and Michelin Primacy MXM4 are both available in your size. If you are interested, please contact ben@tirerack.com
Sunday, April 8, 2012 by Kat:
My 2006 Ford 500 has had a loud tire noise that gets worse when I drive over 40 mph, but I just had the tires rotated and now the sound is unbearable and I seem to have a small vibration in the steering wheel and I feel it in the gas petal too. The tires on the car are: Continental Conti Touring Contact P215-60-R-17. Do I need to get new tires and can I get quite ones?
Monday, April 9, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Kat, It does sound like you need new tires, however it is hard to say as I cannot physically inspect them. If you do need a replacement, many quiet tires listed above are available in your size. -marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 by Danny Mathers:
Most quiet tires for a 2006 Ford Escape Limited, AWD?
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Dr Vee:
I have an '05 Mitsubishi Endeavor. I want the quietest tire available. Almost all of our driving is highway, if that will help in your judgement. What would you recommend? Thanks!
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Danny,
Take a look at the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. It is available in your size for $154/ea at the current moment. -marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Dr Vee, assuming you have the usual 235/65R17 size, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 would be your quietest option. -ben@tirerack.com
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by Mark:
Looking for a quiet tire for 2009 Pontiac Vibe GT (P215/45R18), preferably All Season. Now have Goodyear Eagle GT's in front and F1's in back. Noisy car on pavement. I 'think' most of the noise is coming from the F1's, but not sure...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
That would make sense. The F1 are often cited as being noisy. The GT is not especially quiet, more average when it comes to noise. I would try the Bridgestone RE970 or the Continental DWS.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Peter:
Have a '06 Honda Civic LX Sedan with 16" Yokahoma Avid TRXs on stock wheels. Tire started off as fairly quiet but now (30K miles later) roar at highway speeds. Tires are not used in winter (have dedicated winter tires and wheels), have been properly balanced and have no wear or damage issues. Previously had Bridgestone Serenities which did not like for handling and noise. Hondas always receive low marks for road noise in car reviews. What can you recommend for a much quieter tire for the '06 Civic?
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Anthony:
need new tires for a 2008 Mazda6 sport sedan. 215/50R17. Mainly road usage (to & from work), but traction and economy are big concerns. Also looking for something that will last a while and does not have a lot of road noise. Been searching online, and there are numerous makes of tires, and almost as big a range of prices. I want something good and dependable, but don't want to mortgage my house to get it...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
For the Civic, the Serenity are currently backordered, but the Michelin Primacy MXV4 are avialable. They are similar to the Serenity in terms of quietness. If interested, email ben@tirerack.com
Friday, April 20, 2012 by Dan:
Looking for smooth and quiet tire for 2008 Rav4 Sport 2wd, 4 cylinder. Size is 235 55/18. Have been eyeballing the MXV Energy or the Goodyear Assurance. Are these ok for small suv or should I be looking at something else. The oem Bridgestone Dueler's have 58K and are noisy and rough riding but that might just be the nature of the RAV4. Will never see snow/ice or high mileage. Appreciate your recc.
Friday, April 20, 2012 by nolan:
i just bought a 09 honda accord exl v6 with 33000 and has mechelin pilot and very noisy and rough what do you recommend for quiet and ride
Friday, April 20, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Nolan,
If you are looking for comfort and noise quality improvement, I would switch to the Michelin Primacy MXV4. It would be among the highest rated of tires in your size. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, April 21, 2012 by Edwin:
I currently have an '09 Mercedes e350 with the Sport Pack (staggered rims), and the car is riding on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires. Within a couple weeks, I need to change the tires due to 'alignment' negligence. I live in Orlando, and I am not worried whether the tires have any capability in the snow, common with all season tires. I know the Michelins' are a very capable tire already, but what is the best set of tires money can buy that emphasizes quietness and comfort over sporting performance? Any suggestions on grand touring tires?
Monday, April 23, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Anthony, it sounds like we should talk more to find a tire and price range that fit your needs. Please contact ben@tirerack.com and we can put a good set of tires together for the Mazda.
Monday, April 23, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Dan, it is OK to use those Grand Touring category tires on a small SUV in order to get a smoother and quieter ride. As long as most of your use is on paved roads they will be fine. The Goodyear and Michelin are very good choices. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, April 23, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Edwin,
In your two staggered sizes there really arent that many choices for a grand touring tire. Of the ultra high performance all season tires available, the Continental DWS and the Bridgestone Re970 would be among our highest rated.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 by marshall peery:
what would you sugest for the best and quietness tire for 2011 subaru legacy all wheel drive
Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Marshall,
The quietest tire available for the Legacy would likely be the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity. It is a popular tire available at a middle price point.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Stan:
Time to replace my Pirelli Scorpions that came on my '08 2 wheel drive Expedition. 45,000 miles(not real good in my book. 255/70r18/112. 100% on paved roads, low noise is good and wet and dry traction would all be plus items for me. Recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Stan,
One of the best rated, quietest, and longest lasting tires on the market in your size would be the Continental Cross Contact LX20. It is currently available for $187/ea.
-Marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, May 3, 2012 by Herb:
Have a Hyundai Sonata with 215/55.17 tires. Want a tire that is very quiet and handles well.
Friday, May 4, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Herb,
Two options in that size that would be excellent selections are the Goodyear Assurance Comfort Tread and the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by Frank:
2012 Kia optima, with Nexen 215/55 17 tires. Road noise is terrible. Maybe it's the car. Any other tires to recommend?
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by Ralph:
I have a 2007 Mazda3 5-door hatchback with 205/50R17 tires that are pretty noisy. I'm a senior and want a comfortable, quiet and safe ride, mostly on local highways. A tire dealer here recommended Dunlop SP sport signature tires, but the reviews are not good. What is your recommendation? Thanx!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by Brian:
I have an 07 Altima 2.5S and am looking for some quiet tires. What would you recommend for my car? Thanks.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring is available in your size and is one of the quietest. Customer survey results have been very good. If you are interested, please contact ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Ralph,
Similar to Ben's recommendation above, the Goodyear Assurance Comforttread is also available in your size. It currently has a mail in rebate as well.
-Marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, May 10, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Brian,
The tire size for your altima is a very common one. As such, most of the tires listed in this thread will be applicable. Take a look at the Michelin Primacy or the Goodyear Assurance Comfortread to get the ball rolling. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by Mike:
Hi Marshall, I have a 2000 ford ranger 2wd Manual Transmission. Which tires would you recommend with snow traction far from being a concern of mine? Priorities are ride comfort/quiet and handling, followed by warranty/tire wear.

Thank you for your time.

Mike
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Mike,
The BFG Long Trail TA has always been a well liked, well priced tire that gets good mileage. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Sandra Freeman:
Just bought a 2007 Kia Optima, but the tire noise is very annoying. We have the toyo touring (spectrum) P205/60R16 tires on the back and starfire on the front. Please tell me which tires to get that would not have all this road noise. Thanks very much!
Thursday, May 17, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity are both exceptionally quiet and both come in your size. If you are interested, contact ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by John Tollefson:
What is the quietest tire for my 2005 Honda CRV? It doesn't snow here in Texas and hardly ever rains. Just want quiet and comfort. Price no object.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
John,
For your CRV I would recommend the Goodyear Assurance Comfort tread. It is available for $127/ea. -marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, May 24, 2012 by John:
Thanks Marshall!
Monday, June 4, 2012 by Ashley:
I'm looking for new tires for my '03 Explorer. What tires would you recommend as the quietest all weather tires. I live in Carolina but I travel a lot.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Michelin Latitude Tour or Continental Cross Contact LX20 would be all season tires that are very quiet and good for highway travel. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by gheorge:
I have a 2012 Camry SE V6 with Bridgestone Turanza EL400. They howl!
What would you recommend as the quietest all season 18 inch tire?
thank you
Thursday, June 7, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
We may have already emailed, but if not, the Michelin Primacy MXM4 is the quietest in the 18" for the Camry SE. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Kristen:
I have a 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, Touring. I need new tires and looking for low road noise with a smooth ride. Suggestions?
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Kristen,
Currently the best rated tire in your size would be the Michelin Primacy MXV4. -marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Timothy:
I have a 2010 Ford Transit Connect. I need new tired and I'm looking for excellent traction in the torrential rains we get here in Florida, good tread life and, hopefully, a quiet ride. Which P205/65R15 would you recommend?
Friday, June 22, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
For P205/65R15, Goodyear Assurance ComforTred and Michelin Primacy MXV4 would probably best combine quiet ride with the wear and traction that you want. -ben@tirerack.com
Friday, June 29, 2012 by Jon:
I have a 09 Mazda5 Grand touring. The tire size is 205/50R17. The rear tires are cupped. I had the shocks replaced, now I'm looking for new quiet tires. I live in IL so snow will be an issue. I've looked into Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S are they worth the price?
Friday, June 29, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Jon,
The Michelin Pilot Exalto is a great product if you are willing to spend the money. You certainly would not be disappointed in the tire, however like most Michelin products they are on the higher end of the price spectrum. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 by Bob:
Vehicle 2005 Nissan Maxima SE. OEM tires (245/45/18)extremely noisy. Senior citizen, conservative driving in Calif. Your recommendation for quiet and price. Thank you. Bob
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Wayne:
I own a 2009 Honda Accord EX-l 4cylinder the noise level is unbelievable a 55 mph or so What tires would you reccomend in drder to reduce the noise levele draswtically Current size Michelin p225/50r17 95v.
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Wayne, I am guessing you have the Pilot HX MXM4 which was original equipment for Honda. The new Primacy MXM4 is noticeably quieter. If you wanted to try another brand, the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring would also be good.
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Bob, the best price for a quiet tire in 245/45R18 is the Continental ContiPro Contact at $162/tire. -ben@tirerack.com
Friday, July 6, 2012 by Susan:
Replacing Dunlop Signature tires on my 2003 Acura TL: 205/60R16. Got great tread wear but they are noisey. In order of importance: 1) Quiet, 2) Safety/performance, 3)Wear. Considering Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Sumitomo Touring LS H/V. Thank you!
Monday, July 9, 2012 by Dee:
I have a 2007 Nissan Murano that currently has Hankook Ventus 235/65R18 tires and the noise level is extremely loud. What would be the best/quietest tire you would recommend?
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Susan,
Based off your requirements, you would be very pleased with the Primacy. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Lisa :
I need to replace the tires on my 2010 Lexus RX350, FWD. What are the quietest, safest tires for my car? Thanks!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Dee, the Pirelli Scorpion Verde comes in your size and is exceptionally quiet.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by douglas brand:
I'm interested in the quietest Grand Touring tire, medium price range, for a 2008 Volvo V50 5T AWD wagon. What tires would you recommend?

Thank, Doug Brand
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Lisa, the Scorpion Verde by Pirelli is an excellent choice for the RX350 as well. -ben@tirerack.com
Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Douglas,
For your vehicle, the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum and the Bridgestone Ecopia Ep422 would be some of the more popular choices at the middle price point.
-Marshall@tirerack.com
Sunday, July 15, 2012 by Joe hawkins:
I have a 2005 Avalon Limited. Florida driving, so no snow and little rain, easy driving. What is the quietest tire available? 215 55 r15
Monday, July 16, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Joe, I am assuming you meant 215/55R17, as there are no tires available in 215/55R15. The Michelin Primacy MXV4 or Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus would be the quietest. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by sjk:
My 2010 Malibu's 225/50r/17 Hankook Optimas are about done at 30K miles. Bounce, Bang Boom! Any suggestions for the QUIETEST tire possible. Dont want high performance, just quiet....thanks in advance!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
SJLC, The Michelin Primacy MXM4 or Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring are the quietest and smoothest in that size. -ben@tirerack.com
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Neel:
I own a 2007 Lexus IS 350. It has BridgeStone potenza Re 050 225,40R18 88Y front and 225,40R18, 95 Y. Can you suggest competitive yet economical tires? No rain, snow (Plano,TX). I don't speed at 180 Miles so Y series not sure !!!

Thanks.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Neel,
If you are looking for longer treadlife and a more economical tire than the RE050, an ultra high performance all season such as the Bridgestone RE970 AS would like work quite well. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, July 20, 2012 by steve Arbuckle:
i have a 2005 lexus rx 330 it has 225/65 r17 bridgestone duler h/l alenza tires on it that are very noisy please recomend the quitest tires for this car, price not a issue Thanks
Monday, July 23, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Steve, I would take a look at the Dunlop Signature CS, Continental Cross Contact LX20, and Pirelli Scorpion Verde. All three are very quiet in our testing and customer surveys. Be aware that uneven tread wear can cause noise later in a tire's life. The Alenza is generally fairly quiet when new. Proper alignment, inflation, and rotation are key to maintaining even tread wear. -ben@tirerack.com
Friday, July 27, 2012 by Chuck:
I own a 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited. I'm looking for the quietest tire available. I live in Florida and Arizona, and drive about 30k miles per year. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 by Tiffany :
I have a 2005 Lexus ES330.
I just got two Sumitomo: Touring LSV tires to replace my two front tires that were badly worn ... (Yokohamas)
Unfortunately, do to financial reasons - I could not replace all four as I would have preferred.
The Sumitomo tires are roaring like "I'm ready for TAKEOFF! I am assuming this is because they are an all weather tire but am confused as to whether this is the actual reason for the loud roar.
My Yokohamas are not were rotated to the front ...
Should I request an alternative?
I have a feeling they should have never suggested these particular tires...
And ... what would be some affordable options?
These tires are like new but were bought at a used Tire Store & are 2011's.

Thank you MUCH!

Tiff
Monday, August 13, 2012 by Clarence Kissinger:
What are the quietest tires available at TireRack for a 2002 Corvette? Thank you,
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
The Corvettes generally use run-flat tires, and all of the tires in the proper sizing are performance rather than luxury tires. The Michlelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP is probably the quietest of the run-flat options available.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 by Mike:
What do you recommend as the quietest tires for a 2003 Maxima SE (225/50/17)? I don't care about sporty handling, just a quiet ride and the ability to handle light snow in winter. Thx
Sunday, August 19, 2012 by Mike:
What are the quietest tires you would recommend for a 2004 Honda Pilot EXL that will see light snow duty in winter? Thanks
Monday, August 20, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Mike, the quietest tires for the Pilot would probably be the Continental Cross Contact LX20 or the Pirelli Scorpion Verde. -ben@tirerack.com
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Nick:
Just bought a 2007 Nissan Murano SL AWD from the dealer. They put on new Bridgstones 235/65r18 all around but to me they are little noisy. What should I do?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Jeff:
What would the most quiet tire choices be for a 2006 Saab 9-5?
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Nick,
It is hard to say without knowing what type of Bridgestone tire you have on the Murano. We would be happy to help you with a replacement set, however I recommend you consult your dealer to discuss the issue first. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Jeff,
What tire size do you have on the Saab? Typically Saab's would like a grand touring tire or a ultra high performance all season. Some of the tires lised above would be an excellent start.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by brian abrams:
Greetings from Seattle...i have a 2011 Kia Sportage LX with 225/60R/17. I do mostly hwy driving and want an all season that emphasizes QUIET/ECONOMY. Thnx...brian
Friday, September 7, 2012 by Marc:
Hello

I have a 2008 Lexus GS350 RWD with 18" rims. The Nexen tires it came with ride like rocks. Looking for the smoothest, quietest ride with great wet traction. I do not ever drive the car in snow.
Thank you
Saturday, September 8, 2012 by Jeff Tobias:
My wife has a 2008 Chrysler Sebring with 18 inch fact alum wheels. It came with the Bridgestone Turanza 215/55-18. I have never been a fan of Bridgestone. Wanted to know what options are available. There is no Michelin in this size and wondered if I could step up 1 size without haveing to change the wheels.
Sunday, September 9, 2012 by Jerry:
Hi, I have a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium with 18" OEM wheels and want some QUIET tires that are low rolling resistance and wear well. Don't care much about traction/performance. What's the suggestion? Thanks!
Monday, September 10, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Marc, I would try the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. Very smooth and quiet, with some of the best wet traction in their class. -ben@tirerack.com
Monday, September 10, 2012 by Ben@tirerack:
Jeff, you can go with 225/50R18. That would allow you to use the Michelin Primacy MXM4. -ben@tirerack.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Jerry,
For a quiet, long lasting tire, well reviewed tire in your size, I would suggest the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. It also currently has a rebate. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Sunday, September 16, 2012 by john:
hi i have a 2005 vw golf tdi. Ive had some i think kumo tires on there for awhile now but they are about to be done. Im looking for quiet tires that also have great traction and performance. any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you!
Monday, September 17, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Hi John, I would suggest the Michelin Primacy MXV4. Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus are good too, but are backordered in your most common size for the TDI. -ben@tirerack.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Tom:
I have some questions about the Firestone Affinity "Fuel Saver" tires that came on my 2012 Camry LE. At the recommended 35 PSI, the ride is jarring and a bit noisy. Would an alternate tire ride better, be quieter and still deliver good fuel economy? Thanks.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Tom you could try the Michelin Energy Saver AS or Goodyear Assurance FuelMax. Both will have very similar fuel economy, and both are rated well for ride quality. -ben@tirerack.com
Sunday, October 28, 2012 by John:
I have a 2008 Honda Accord sedan EX-L v-6 and need new tires. What would you recommend for all season and not too expensive?
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
John,
Take a look at the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422. It is a popular new tire from them that offeres good mileage and has an excellent price point.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Thomas:
Hi, my Michelin Latitude Tour HP's on a 2010 Audi Q5 are starting to get a little threadbare. Should I stay with those, cause I've been eyeing the Goodyear Comfortreds or even Tripletreds for use in NYC with occassional trips to snowier eastern states.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Thomas, all three of those are good tires. Do keep in mind that the TripleTred gains some snow traction at the cost of some quietness.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 by daver:
Suggest the best tires to replace the old tires on my Acura TL for quieter, longer thread life and decent price point.. the tire size is 235/45R17..
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Dave,
Some of the best rated available tires would be the Bridgestone Turanza Serentity Plus or perhaps the new Continetal Pure Contact.
-Marshall
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by omar:
Hi i have an 06 mustang with 215/65/R16 tires. Ok i ended up buyen some 18' chrome rims now should i stay with that type of tires like 215/65/R18 or can any type of car tires of 18' size go on my rims like 235/55/18. What would you recommend what size i should go with? Thank you
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Omar,
A 235/50/18 would be the most appropriate.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 by Paul:
I own a 2005 350z touring 17inch. I live in (mostly) sunny southern California and would like the quietest tires available, tread life and performance a distant second. What would you recommend? Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Paul,
Take a look a the number one rated Bridgestone Potenza RE970.
-Marshall
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by Ann:
What do you recommend for a quiet tire on the 1997 Honda Odyssey? This is the older smaller Odyssey with v-4 engine. It's low to the ground. About once a year, I also need something with superior ice & snow traction.
Monday, January 7, 2013 by Michael:
I have a 2011 hyundai sonata limited and I hear very loud road noise and feel every single hump. I really want something very very very quiet and something that will help smooth out the bumps where I don't feel them. What do you suggest?
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Micheal,
Two of the highest rated grand touring tires we carry are the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus and the Michelin Primacy MXV4. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, February 2, 2013 by Wes:
Will Michelin Energy 235/55/18 fit on a 2010 Honda Accord Sedan?
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Wes,
That tire is much too tall for an Accord.
Friday, February 15, 2013 by tony:
hi, what do you recommend for a quiet tire on mazda 3s?
thanks
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Tony,
Please email ben@tirerack.com with the tire size that you have on your Mazda and I can help select a quiet tire. It would also be good to mention the year of the Mazda 3S.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Kevin:
Need to replace the factory tires on a 2008 Rav 4 (225/65R/17). I have narrowed down the search to Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max or Michelin Energy Saver. What would you recommend? It is a family car with two small children (eg - not aggressive driving). Also, we live in Minnesota so traction in snow is vital.
Friday, February 22, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Two good choices there, but I would probably go with the Michelins. -Ben
Saturday, March 9, 2013 by Dehye:
Need the quietest, most comfortable all season tires for 2002 ML 500. Live in VA but drive a lot.
Monday, March 11, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Dehye,
There are not many options available in your size, but I would take a look at the General Grabber HTS.
Sunday, March 31, 2013 by Christy:
Looking for very quiet, comfortable tires for a 2007 Volvo v50...any recommendations?
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Christy,
Take a look at the Michelin Primacy MXV4. It has consistantly been ranked as a consumer favorite.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Anita:
Please what is the quietest tire for a Nissan Maxima 2008 sl model
Sunday, May 26, 2013 by John:
I drive a 2006 pontiac vibe with Firestone affinity touring P205/55R16 they seem to be noisy.what tire would you recomend as the quietest tire for this car??
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
John, I would try a set of these Michelin Primacy tires: http://bit.ly/18xvuRi
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by John:
Looking for relatively quiet LT225/75R16's for my 2001 GMC Savanna -2500 Ext Wheelbase Conversion Van - Could go wider if necessary.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
John, for the 2500 I would probably use these: http://bit.ly/16tFnCi
Friday, June 28, 2013 by Danny:
I have a 2007 Mustang GT. Tire size is 235/50-18.
Currently have the Pirelli ZR on the car.
The tire noise is terrible. I need help to know what is the best tire for this car that will not be as loud.
Friday, June 28, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Danny,
Take a look at the Continental Extreme Contact DWS.
-Marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Keith:
Have a 2013 Audi a8l with Pirelli 265/40R20. I don't particularly care for these tires and I had a set of Michelim on a Lexus that I love because they were extremely quiet and smooth, but they don't make it in this size. There aren't many choices of tires in this size at all. Is there a size of Michelim I could substitute? If not what would you recommend as the quietest and smoothest ride.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Keith,
Given the rarity of the size, the Pirelli is one of your few and best options. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Lynda:
I have a 2003 Kia Optima 2003 SE.The tires are Bridgestone HR 550.They are so noisy! What would be the best all season tire in 205-60/R15?
Monday, July 15, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Linda,

For the Optima I would recommend a set of these for long life and quiet ride: http://bit.ly/18h7an1.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by mike:
I have a 2003 Lincoln Town Car...and would like the quietest and smoothest ride possible. What is the absolute best tire?....and how about the best cheaper option...
thanks!
Friday, July 19, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Mike, I would say these are your best option: http://bit.ly/130X9G9. And then a good lower-priced alternative: http://bit.ly/198lFMV.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Gino:
hi, i have a Lexus 2005 RX330 and have Michelins that are getting worn. im looking for the best ride quiet and good handling charactistics for my ride.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Gino,
Some of the highest rated tires for your car are the Bridgestone Dueler HL422 Ecopia and the Continental Cross Contact LX20.
Monday, September 16, 2013 by Margie:
I will be replacing the tires on my 2011 Volvo s40 within the next few weeks. Living in the northwest , I am interested in something with terrific traction for the tons of rain here and I would also like my tires to be quiet with a smooth ride. What would you suggest, please?
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by greg page:
2008 mazda 3 hatchback need tire 205/50/17 that are the quietest please
Friday, September 27, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by Don Lewis:
Have cervical spine problem, a 2014 Hyundai Equus, it came with Conti Pro They are vet louder and harsher than the Michelin Primacy MRv's I have on my trade in. I drive only in mild climates, city driving, need the quietest, softness tire, willing to go up in profile and suffer the speedo and related items errors, need quite and smooth bad, Thanks
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Don,
What size wheels do you have on the Equus?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Vaughn:
I have a 2005 infinity q45 base model. I am looking for the most comfortable tire without giving up handling and tread wear. What tire would you recommend?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Vaughn,

Looks like these would be your best bet. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Turanza+Serenity+Plus&partnum=255VR7TSP&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes&affiliate=HJ7

Make sure to confirm that the tire size on your vehicle matches what our computer shows.
Sunday, November 3, 2013 by Mike Weidner:
I have a 06 Buick Lucerne CXL V6 car in need of new tires. (235/55-17) The Kuhmo Ecsta RSX's on the car now are terrible in the snow. What do you recommend for a fairly quiet tire that works good in the winter?
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Mae:
Recently replaced my 2003 Honda Pilot with a 2008 Honda Pilot. Need new tires. I had two sets of Michelin tires on my old Honda but both had cupping issues so not real keen on going back to a Michelin tire. Want a quiet smooth ride with good traction on wet slick roads. My driving is about 50/50 highway and around town. What do you recommend?
Monday, December 9, 2013 by Jennifer :
Hi - I need to replace my 4 tires on my 2004 VW Passat GL. I need 195/65r15 tires that are good in ice, rain and snow, but also all year round. I have 75K on the car. Any recommendations?
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Marshall @ Tire Rack:
Jennifer,
Two of the highest rated tires available in this size are the Continental Pure Contact and Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. -Marshall@tirerack.com
Sunday, December 15, 2013 by Mohammed:
Hi - I have a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L (V6) and need new tires. I am going to live in Ohio where there is snow during this period, the winter; therefore, I would like to hear your recommendation on which brand that's going to work well with me. I would also like my tires to be like my tires to be quiet with a smooth ride. Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by mir:
Mercedes G500. Tire size 285/60/18. Looking for a touring (Very comfortable) and very quite ride. No snow. No off roading. Will appreciate feedback. Mir
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by Kathleen Larsen:
I am looking to replace own tires on my 2003 pilot. I want a quieter ride with out compromising traction in the rain and occasional snow and ice. Should I go up to an h speed rating? Where do I start? Considered toyo open country at2 and Michelin ltx at2
Thursday, January 9, 2014 by marshall@tirerack.com:
Kathleen,
Either of those two all terrains would work at accomplishing your traction goals, however most all-terrain tires will make more noise than a highway all season. Take a look at the Michelin LTX MS2 for an alternative.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tom Forester:
Have 2012 Ford Edge SEL. Came with 245-50R-20 Pirelli Scorpion STR tires. Have 40,000 miles on them and they have another 40,000 in them. Problem is they are very, very loud. What would be quietest tire for this car.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Mara:
Hi, Thanks for your info. I have a Camry 2009 LE on Doral DSL. I am replacing them and looking for something very quite and soft for handling. Is Primacy MXV4 good or there are better choices?
Friday, March 14, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com:
Mara,
The Michelin would be an excellent choice. Alternatively, you could also take a look at the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus.
Monday, March 31, 2014 by David:
I have a 2010 Audi Q5. For some reason it has 235/35R17 tires. They were OEM on Audi rims. I really like the specs and reviews of the Pirelli P4 but the closest size looks like 215/65R17. I've read there's a fair bit of latitude on widths. What do you think?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by annejarnagin:
My car is a 2009 Volvo S50 T5 AWD SW and I am ready for new tires. I purchased the car new and the ride has always been LOUD and it did not occur to me that the tires contributed to the noise. So, what is your suggestion for tires? I live in rural Pacific Northwest w/ rain and some ice. Suggestions?
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com:
Annejarnagin,
Do you by chance have a V50? Im not seeing an S50 in our records.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by john:
i have asked for dunlop to be fitted to 2010 hyundai wagon are yhey quieter than kuhmo
Sunday, August 3, 2014 by Laura:
I'm looking for quiet tires with great traction and handling. I have a 2010 Mazda 6, I-Sport. I have narrowed it down to Michelin Primacy or Continental PureContact. Thoughts on either tire?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by Josette:
Any suggestions for a 2013 Hyundai Sonata to help lower the road noise? Car has factory tires.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by marshall@tireack.com:
Josette,
Which size wheels and tires do you have on the Sonata?
Saturday, August 9, 2014 by Dyan:
I am looking for a better ride tire for my 2007n vw beetle Thank you
Saturday, August 16, 2014 by Stéphane:
Hello, II drive 3.6 4motion Passat (2008) which requires 235-45-17 97V XL tires. I am looking for quiet 3 season tires with good wet handling. Thank you
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by ben@tirerack:
Saturday, November 1, 2014 by Josh:
I have a 2012 Hyndai Sonata 2.0T Limited 225/45R18. The current tires are Hankook and are extremely noisy. What are a couple of the quietest tires I could get?

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