Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.7
 
 

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Chesterfield, MI
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

read a lot of reviews before buying, well my minivan rides better than when it was new. I have 90000 on my grandcarvan only 1000 miles on the tires but the ride is like day and night from my last tires which were Michelin harmony's. just drove thru the 3rd snowiest winters on record in Michigan, thought I had snow tires. I'm a fan for life, defiently recommend.

Best Replacement Tires for the Honda Odyssey

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

When shopping for tires for the Honda Odyssey most customers tend to look for tires that are quiet, comfortable riding and provide good traction in snow and on ice. Because of the large open space inside the cabin of the minivan, road noise is always an issue. Choosing the right tire can really make a big difference.

A few great options to consider when replacing tires on your Honda Odyssey include the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring, Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Firestone's Precision Touring. All three provide the best blend of ride/noise comfort, all-season traction and price.

 Goodyear Assurance ComorTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
 Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
 Firestone Precision Touring
Firestone Precision Touring


Goodyear's Assurance ComforTred Touring features a mildly asymmetric tread design that combines independent shoulder blocks with notched intermediate and center ribs to blend dry and wet road traction and handling. Four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water from under the tread to enhance wet traction while the tread grooves, notches and sipes form biting edges to deliver all-season traction in light snow.

The tire's internal construction includes a super shock absorbent Comfort Layer of rubber sandwiched between the tread and steel belts to insulate vibration and impacts with expansion joints, potholes and bumps. It also features Goodyear's dual-layer ComfortEdge sidewall supports to provide a balance of ride comfort and handling.

CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology tires from Continental use an all-season tread compound featuring their Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives to improve treadwear, fuel efficiency and traction on slippery roads. The compound is molded into a symmetric tread design with notched outboard shoulders, independent intermediate tread blocks and continuous center ribs to blend on-road steering response and straight-line stability with reduced noise and enhanced ride comfort. All sizes of the CrossContact LX20 come with a flanged lower sidewall to help reduce the possibility of curb damage to expensive wheels.

The Precision Touring is Firestone's Standard Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, family minivans and crossover vehicles looking for year-round capability and comfort. Affordably priced, the tire is designed to blend long treadwear, a quiet ride and all-season traction on dry and wet roads, as well as in light snow.

Precision Touring tires mold a silica-enhanced all-season tread compound into a symmetric design featuring wide shoulders flanking interlocking ribs to provide dry road response and handling. Four circumferential grooves help guide water through the tire's footprint for wet traction while multiple notches and sipes provide the biting edges to enhance traction in light snow. The tire's structure includes twin, high tensile steel belts on top of a polyester casing to deliver strength, ride quality and handling.

Be sure to check out our test results and customer survey reviews to help you make a decision on what tire is best for how and where you drive.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25
 
 

2006 Honda Ridgeline
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

Nice tire, needed something better in the snow than the michelin's. Really impressed with its performance in the snow, it is louder than the michelin's and maybe rides a bit harder. I cannot speak to its longevity, or traction loss over time, but early signs are it is a great tire if you need an allseason with more traction for a light SUV/truck

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4.09
 
 

2001 Honda Civic LX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Valparaiso, IN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

After only 45K on a 80K tire Im down to 3/32 tread already. This car is my baby and I dont abuse it. With a little snow dusting I cant get up my driveway. The dealer sole me these as best thing ever, will maintain traction until completely worn etc. I paid huge $$ for these things and they are crap. I am filing tread wear claim with Goodyear, so far response not overwhelming. Have to play hot potatoe with them and dealer, she couldnt get through to dealer so I have to make contact again! They should take it from here. This will no doubt be my last Goodyear product ever. Goodyear, because they are good for ONE YEAR!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27
 
 

2004 Chrysler Pacifica
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Miles driven on tires: 67,000
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 67,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

Put these tires on at 44,333. Just sold the car 111,000 and the tread looks like it could go several thousand more miles. Remarkable. I've bought a lot of tires over the years and never got this kind of mileage. Worth the investment.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8
 
 

2002 Honda CR-V
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Cranston, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

These tires are fantastic. We live in Rhode Island and just experienced a major snow storm. All I can say is that these tires made my CR-V handle the snow with ease. My wife even commented on how great they were in a recent downpour. Plus they make the CR-V ride so quietly and comfortably! I had purchased a set of Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max that were on sale locally and returned them because they were LOUD and rode rough, not to mention I didn't like how they made the CR-V handle. If you own a 2002-2006 CR-V, the only tire I would suggest for your vehicle is the Michelin Defender. This model of CR-V (02-06) is known to be loud, and the Defenders drastically reduce any road noise you hear. Ironically when I returned the Goodyears, the salesperson asked if I had previously owned Michelins. When I told her I did she said I had been spoiled by the quality of the Michelins and that is why I hated the Goodyears! It only took me a minute after having the Michelins installed to instantly feel the difference. And believe me - the difference is HUGE! I haven't had them long enough to judge the treadwear, but I know the CR-V is hard on tires and I will not get the full 90k miles out of them. My last set was a set of Michelin X radials with an 80k mile rating and I got 50k out of them. I don't care about that - the increased ride comfort, safety and performance over the many years I will have them is well worth the sacrifice in warrantied mileage. Overall, I think Michelin hit a home run with these new Defenders. Thanks to the folks at Tire Rack for their great service and recommendation.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.1
 
 

2007 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Etters, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
December 11, 2013

I really like this tire for my 07 Honda Odyssey. The tire was one of the best I had on the car as far as handling goes, very good in dry and rain for this style of car. It is OK in the snow but no all season tire is as good as a snow tire, they just don't compare. This tire has good steering response. The original tires were Dunlops (just OK but would never buy again) and then I tried Goodyear Assurance Triple Treads (very bouncy, poor handling, good mileage, would not buy again). I cannot rate on tire wear (not enough mileage). So far it has given me the firmest best handling I have had on the car but it is a Honda Odyssey so the car has limits. These tires on an all wheel drive would probably give better results (I have an Audi). The tires were supposed to give better gas mileage but I did notice any difference.

 

Looking for Quiet Tires? Check Out My Top Three Picks!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Gary Stanley

When shopping for tires, most drivers place a good deal of emphasis on quietness. No one wants to listen to a loud tire on a long trip or have to shout at their passengers to have a conversation. Tire noise can be more than just an annoyance, it can also mask important sounds that affect vehicle performance, maintenance and safety.  

For most drivers, the quietest tires are found in the Passenger All-Season, Standard Touring All-Season and Grand Touring All-Season performance categories.  

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred
Goodyear Assurance
ComforTred
Michelin Defender
Michelin
Defender
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Michelin Primacy
MXV4


For Passenger All-Season tires, the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred and Michelin Energy Saver A/S both received top ratings for noise comfort. While the Goodyear is not available in many sizes, the Michelin is made in quite a few popular fitments ranging from compact cars to crossover vehicles.  

In the Standard Touring All-Season category, the Michelin Defender has consistently received high praise from our customers in regards to its smooth and quiet ride. It's also designed to deliver extra long wear and all-season traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, even in light snow. 

If you're driving a vehicle that uses tires with higher speed ratings, check out the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus and Michelin Primacy MXV4. The P7 All Season Plus is a relative newcomer with few miles reported in our surveys, but initial feedback has been outstanding. Developed to be environmentally friendly, Pirelli's EcoImpact icons confirm the tire's contribution to the environment with regards to energy efficiency, clean air, low noise and long wear. Michelin's Primacy MXV4 offers a quiet, comfortable ride, long treadlife, responsive handling and all-season traction. You can learn about my personal experience with this Michelin tire by reading "Michelin Primacy MXV4 Tires Installed on My Crossover."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.56
 
 

2007 Cadillac Escalade AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Pasadena, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2014

I have driven only 2k on these tires , some snow ,ice, light and heavy rain.
I live in Maryland,so I get a wide variety of weather. These tires seem to do well in any of the conditions described. However , I have not yet tried them out in very hot temps. I do believe they will do well.

Thanks to all of the Tire Rack people that assisted me with my order.
They are the best people to work with . THANT YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
I am not one to say thank you unless I mean it .
Seriously, Thanks.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.5
 
 

2011 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

I got two years and 50,000 miles out of these tires and for the most part, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised that they lasted as long as they did. These are the OEM tires on my 2011 Prius 3 and they have been absolutely trouble free from day one but there are good and bad parts about any product so here goes.

The bad:
For those not familiar with the Prius, I need to qualify my minor quibble about the road noise of tires because the Prius is a very quiet car most of the time. At a traffic light the engine turns off so the silence can be eerie. On the highway, the engine shuts off too so you only hear wind and road noise. Since I have 2 Prius' with different tires (the other car has Kumho Solus tires), I can tell the difference easily.

To be clear, this is not a big difference in noise loudness so much as a difference in frequency and feel. The Goodyear tire seems to transmit more vibration as well as road noise.

The good:
Bulletproof. Absolutely bulletproof. In my decade of driving I've never had a tire perform as well over a long period of time. I did not notice a drop off in performance until after 45,000 miles when the traction control beeped during a spirited launch.

Better still, the fuel economy I got with these tires averaged 51mpg over 50,000 miles with best economy at 65mpg (running the car with no heat or a/c typically returns about 58mpg).

Conclusion:
Since I am one to meticulously maintain my vehicle, I attribute that and regularly scheduled tire rotation as one of the factors in this tire's longevity but those factors aside, this is a great tire in my opinion. Although I like this tire, I'm going to try something different next time but if they do not work out I will buy these again for my other Prius.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTredReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.63

2003 Toyota Corolla LE
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Miles driven on tires: 22,000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
October 11, 2010

These tires now have about 22k (4 years old) and still look new with minimal tread wear. They handle well and are silent!



Note: Please don't rate tires until you have some miles on them. I hate to see reviews with 25, 50 or 500 miles; they are meaningless! You have to have some time and many miles on them to rate them properly.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.91
 
 

2007 Toyota Camry CE
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Miles driven on tires: 26,000
Location: Langhorne, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 26,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2014

I purchased these tires for my Camry after the OE Michelin's tires needed replacement. First two years were good, but now even after rotation and balancing regularly, I'm having to replace the tires far earlier than I expected. I've also had issues with nail punctures (twice) and the sidewall somehow getting torn (never had that before), makes me think the rubber thickness or "toughness" isn't that great. I would not recommend these tires or purchase them again based on my experience. I'm going back to Michelin's. On a positive note, I do love Tire Rack and no I don't work for them.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.3
 
 

2003 Honda Civic LX Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2014

Excellent tire in the cold, wet, and light snow. This time is probably the best "all season" tire I've used because it's legitimately good in poor conditions. Slightly more noise than average. The dry response and grip of the car is significantly less than my previous (inexpensive) all seasons.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2001 Lincoln Town Car
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Prospect, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 09, 2014

I have used these tires on 5 different rear wheel drive vehicle's for my limousine company in CT. With sniw and ice I swear by these tires. I wish I could use these tires on my limousines. Every set of tires I have rotated at 5000 miles with every oil change. Every set I was able to get over 100,000 miles out of them. I usually buy right at begining of winter at get through the following winter. As far as noise it may be a bit noisy but driving thriugh CT and NY with major pot holes I cannot tell if they are any louder. I feel very safe in my vehicles during snow. Have driven during the major snow storms of 2011 & 2012. Also the blizzard of 2013. I definitely will keep buying these tires for my sedans as long as they keep making the tires. I have actually was able to get 126,400 miles out if my last set. Love these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 4-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 8,000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

I don't understand what other people are saying, these tires are amazing!! The snow traction is incredible compared to my previous 2 sets of tires, I was flying by everyone on a light snow here in Milwaukee. The noise level and comfort level is great, I no longer have to ramp up my volume to 40 just to hear the radio on the freeway. I now can set it to about 30, plus everyone who drives in my car now, comments how quiet it is.

I would definitely buy these tires again.

 

Best All-Season Tires of 2013

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Neal O'Neal

It's been a great year for tires with many new performers coming to market. At the top of the all-season are a handful of newcomers and some repeat winners. Listed below are some of the top all-season performers for 2013.

Grand Touring All-Season

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

  • What We Liked: Civilized road manners and stable dry handling
  • What We'd Improve: A bit more traction and handling in wet conditions
  • Conclusion: This tire ups dry handling a little without compromising ride quality too much

Continental Pure Contact with EcoPlus Technology

  • What We Liked: Civilized road manners and stable dry handling
  • What We'd Improve: A bit more traction and handling in wet conditions
  • Conclusion: This tire ups dry handling a little without compromising ride quality too much

Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia


Passenger All-Season

Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

  • What We Liked: Very good ultimate traction
  • What We'd Improve: Reduce tread noise and increase snow traction a little
  • Conclusion: A capable tire for drivers who put a priority on traction

High Performance All-Season

Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

  • What We Liked: Composed road manners
  • What We'd Improve: A small improvement in wet traction
  • Conclusion: A class-leader that holds its own against the new challengers

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Continental ExtremeContact DWS

  • What We Liked: Comfort out on the road
  • What We'd Improve: Handling precision and steering response
  • Conclusion: Delivering a good blend of road manners and handling, with a reputation for very good winter traction

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

  • What We Liked: Good overall traction and quick steering response
  • What We'd Improve: Ride comfort and handling balance when driving at the limit
  • Conclusion: Perfect for the driver who prefers quick steering response

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

  • What We Liked: Responsive handling and excellent traction, especially in the wet
  • What We'd Improve: Soften the ride quality just a little bit and increase snow traction
  • Conclusion: A very capable tire that trades some fuel efficiency for an advantage in wet grip

Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

  • What We Liked: Quiet and comfortable road manners and good snow traction
  • What We'd Improve: A moderate increase in wet traction
  • Conclusion: A good choice for drivers who don't want to worry about their tires 

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What's the Best All-Season Tire for Snow? Our Snow Traction Test Results Will Help You Decide.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Gary Stanley

The days are getting shorter, as well as colder. Yes, winter is just around the corner. Are your tires in good enough condition to make it through another winter season of driving in snow and on ice? If your tires' tread depth is less than 6/32", you may want to consider a new set for better snow traction. Winter tires need adequate tread depth in order to bite into the snow to find traction. Tires with shallow tread depths will have a much more difficult time getting through snowy conditions. 

When it comes to driving during the colder months, winter / snow tires perform the best. Winter tires, like the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1, provide much better winter traction than even the best all-season. To see how well this Bridgestone winter tire performed for me, read "My Story on Winter Tires."

If you've considered snow tires and still decided to go with an all-season set for year-round use, you're still concerned about which one offers the best snow traction. We recently tested a few of the top tires in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category that will help you in your shopping process.


Bridgestone Dueler H/L
422 Ecopia

Bridgestone Blizzak
DM-V1

Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology


The Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia offered quiet and comfortable road manners to go along with good snow traction. We determined that Goodyear's Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season is a good option for all seasons and Pirelli's Scorpion Verde All Season is a well-tuned tire that's a pleasure to drive but could use a little bump in snow traction. Another choice to consider that wasn't a part of this test is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

For a complete recap of our test, take a look at "Testing the Newest/Popular Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."

Alternative Options to Tire Chains

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

Depending on where you live, you may be familiar with how to use tire chains. Quite a while ago, government agencies that oversaw roads cutting through mountain regions required vehicles to use tire chains before proceeding through a mountain pass. Although they increased traction for the type of tire technology at the time, they were cumbersome and inconvenient to install during a storm.

In the 1990s, a new standard was developed to help consumers identify and purchase a tire that offered a higher level of traction in harsh winter conditions. Tires were now to be branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol. In addition to tire chains, winter / snow tires meeting this performance standard are considered traction devices, allowing drivers to get through the passes. Listed below are some light truck/SUV options that are branded with a mountain/snowflake symbol. These tires offer a higher level of winter traction without the requirement of using snow chains.

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction

To learn more about the mountain/snowflake symbol, read "How to Confirm a Winter Performer."

Best Minivan Tires

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Steve Huffman

In the early 1980s, Chrysler introduced the Dodge Caravan. More than thirty years later, the Caravan and many other minivan models can be found on the road shuffling families from school, to the grocery store and back home again. These vans quickly replaced the station wagon and have never looked back. Today, Chrysler, Honda and Toyota make up a large portion of the minivan market in America. When looking to replace tires on your minivan, consider the following options.

One of the best tires for a minivan is certainly the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. This is one of our top-ranked Grand Touring All-Season tires. As the name entails, this is a very smooth, quiet and comfortable riding tire. It also has superior all-season traction and has a very long lasting treadlife.

An option to consider from Michelin is their Defender. Currently the highest rated Standard Touring All-Season tire, it provides excellent year-round traction. This tire has also been designated by Michelin as one of their Green X options, which is engineered to provide better fuel economy. It's also one of the longest lasting tires, as it's offered with a 90,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Another great option for minivan drivers is the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia. While Dueler tires are typically meant for light trucks and SUVs, many of the new minivans are using larger 17" and 18" sizes. This tire makes a great option if you fall in this category. Not only does it have great year-round traction, but it's also a low rolling resistance tire that will help improve your MPG.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Michelin Defender
Michelin
Defender
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia
Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia


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Best Tires for Ford Taurus

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Steve Huffman

The Ford Taurus has been around for many years and has come a long way since its debut in the late 1980s. Today's version is very sleek, efficient and powerful, while being popular with many drivers. The new Taurus comes with several different factory tire sizes, including 17", 18", 19" and even 20", depending on what trim level you have.

If you use tire size 235/60R17 or 235/55R18, take a look at Goodyear's Assurance ComforTred Touring. This is a highly rated Grand Touring All-Season tire that has excellent ride qualities, including a very quiet and comfortable ride. It also has fantastic year-round traction to go along with long treadlife.

Does your Taurus have the tire size of 255/45R19? If so, then I would suggest the Michelin Primacy MXM4. Like the Goodyear, this tire is also rated highly within the Grand Touring All-Season category. The tire combines all-weather handling and traction with good noise and ride comfort. It also meets Michelin's Green X standard for low rolling resistance that indicates the tire's contribution to reducing vehicle fuel consumption and emissions for CO2 gases. For more information on the low rolling resistance capabilities of this tire, read "Michelin Green X."

If you have the SHO model and/or use size 245/45R20, the new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 is an option you should strongly consider. We expect this to be our best selling Ultra High Performance All-Season tire before too long. Michelin claims this all-season tire has better dry grip than many leading dedicated summer tires. That's saying quite a bit and if you have a 365hp SHO, because you want as much grip as you can get. Plus with the benefit of all-season traction, you have year-round confidence to go along with a 45,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance
ComforTred Touring
Michelin Primacy MVM4
Michelin Primacy
MXM4
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
Michelin Pilot Sport
A/S 3


To view all options for your Ford Taurus, shop by vehicle.