Alternate 19" Tire Sizing for Dodge Journey Now Available

Friday, January 4, 2013 by Doc Horvath

While the new Dodge Journey has been well received, one thing that hasn't been popular is the optional 19" tire size that comes equipped on many of the vehicles. While the Original Equipment options have done well, many Journey owners have been left wanting more. 

In the 225/55R19 size, we recently added the Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max. It's designed to provide year-round, all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, including light snow, as well as offer reduced rolling resistance to enhance vehicle fuel economy over the tire's lifetime. The tire comes with a 65,000 mile treadlife warranty.

We also know the slightly wider 235/55R19 to fit many of the Original Equipment wheels. 235/55R19 is 0.4" taller (overall) and 0.2" wider at the contact patch, for a mere 1.4% difference in diameter compared to the Original Equipment. 

The 235/55R19 size offers a full complement of all-season tires primarily for crossovers and SUVs that offer long life and a comfortable, quiet ride. Best sellers to consider are the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia and Yokohama Parada Spec-X.

Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max
Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel
Max
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422
Ecopia
Yokohama Parada Spec-X
Yokohama Parada
Spec-X


Like the Assurance CS Fuel Max, Bridgestone's Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia helps enhance fuel economy by reducing tire rolling resistance. Combining year-round traction, handing and comfort, the tire is also developed for drivers of sport utility vehicles. We tested the Bridgestone and Goodyear options against a third tire and the results can be found by reading "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."

The Yokohama Parada Spec-X features a more aggressive directional tread design aimed at drivers that are willing to sacrifice some durability for enhanced wet traction at higher speeds. This Street/Sport Truck All-Season tire is currently ranked number one in our Tire Survey Results. Customers give the tire high marks in many categories, including dry traction, cornering stability and ride comfort.

To find all tire options that are a match for your Dodge Journey, shop by vehicle.

Comments on Alternate 19" Tire Sizing for Dodge Journey Now Available

Friday, January 11, 2013 by Will C:
I would like to find out what is the best tires for 2013 RX350 19" wheel? I am looking for the one with best ride and nose comfort. Currently I have Michelin Latitude Touring HP, but I found them very stiff over uneven pavement.
Friday, January 11, 2013 by doc:
Will,
Unfortunatley we do not have any alternate sizes for the Lexus, so I'd have you look at the Bridgestone Dueler HL422 Ecopia as something that might add a little comfort. If you're looking for a much more noticable change, you'll have to go to an 18" wheel and tire combination.
Monday, December 9, 2013 by joanna:
My mother has a dodge journey- and would like a better tire than what she has. She was told by her tire guy that she couldn't get anything better than a 6 ply. If she gets the 235/55r 19, will she be able to get 8 or ten ply?
Friday, December 13, 2013 by Doc:
Joanna,
We would normally recommend an 8 or 10 ply tire for our truck customers that were carrying heavy loads or experiencing damage to the tires from curb strikes and the like. By adding plies we can strengthen the tire but make the tire so still that we lose quite a bit of comfort. Everything we have access to for the Journey would all have five or six physical plies in their construction (which is in keeping with the expected load requirements of the vehicle)

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