Finding the Quietest Tires for Your Vehicle

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 by Hunter Leffel
Do you find yourself increasing the radio volume because your tires are making too much noise? If so, take a look at some of the quietest tires available in ascending order by performance category. The lower down the list you go the more noise you are likely to hear. However, you will notice an increase in traction levels (wet and dry) as well as hydroplaning resistance.

Michelin Energy Saver A/S Passenger All-Season

Michelin Energy Saver A/S
- In addition to being rated the quietest, we also found it to be the most economical on fuel.

Hankook Optimo H727Standard Touring All-Season

Hankook Optimo H727 - Developed for drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles, this tire has been a favorite since it was introduced because of its long wear and quiet ride. Offering good comfort, low noise and all-season traction, even in light snow, the Optimo H727 delivers a premium appearance with enhanced traction and tread life.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred TouringGrand Touring All-Season

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring - Designed for mid-range and upscale coupes, sedans and minivans, the Assurance ComforTred Touring offers all-season traction, even in light snow. The internal construction includes a shock absorbent Comfort Layer of rubber that provides on average, 20% more cushion than standard auto tires.

Yokohama AVID ENVigorHigh Performance All-Season

Yokohama AVID ENVigor - I have this tire installed on one of my vehicles. With this set, I have been satisfied with the performance and the fact the tires keep road noise to a minimum. Combining comfort and treadlife with year-round traction, even on light snow-covered roads, the AVID ENVigor meets the driving needs of sports car, coupe sedan and crossover drivers.

Continental Tire ExtremeContact DWSUltra High Performance All-Season

Continental ExtremeContact DWS - Currently the number one rated tire in its category, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS receives high ratings in the ride comfort, noise comfort, treadwear and hydroplaning resistance categories. With over 7 million miles of testing reported, customers have enjoyed this tire for quite some time. Take a look at the Consumer Reviews to view what other drivers are saying about their experience with this Ultra High Performance All-Season tire from Continental.

Are you having trouble finding the performance category that suits your driving needs? View all performance categories and shop by vehicle to find the tires that work best for your vehicle.

Comments on Finding the Quietest Tires for Your Vehicle

Friday, February 22, 2013 by Jesse Martinez:
looking for the quitest tires for my 2003 hyundai elantra gls. quite yet good performing tire.
Friday, February 22, 2013 by Hunter:
Jesse,
I would look in the grand touring all season or maybe high performance categories
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by steve:
any advice ref. quietest on road tires for my 1994 jaguar xj12 xj81?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Hunter:
hi Steve,
I would look at the Michelin Primacy MXV4 for that...assuming size 225/60R16
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by jon:
looking for a very quiet tire for my 1994 Geo Prism. Current size is 185/65/14. I commute 280 miles round trip to work at least twice a week. I travel mostly highway. Thanks
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Jon,
I would look at the Michelin Defender.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 by Bobby:
What's the quietest tire for my 2010 Mb ml350
Monday, May 6, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Bobby,
in a 255/50R19 I would look at the Continental Extreme Contact DWS or the Pirelli Scorpion Verde AS.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Clint:
What would be the quietest 215/60R-16 tire for my 2010 camry?
Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Chris:
Help! I absolutely HATE the Bridgestone Potenza G079s on my 2008 Subaru Forester. Just so noisy! What would you recommend? Thanks.
Friday, May 17, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Chris,
There are a number of sizes they use on that vehicle. I would look in the grand touring all season or maybe high performance categories as a starting point.
Monday, May 20, 2013 by gene:
2013 Hyundai Elantra limited with
Standard tire size:215/45 R 17
Looking for best "quiet tire"
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Gene,
Looks like the Michelin Primacy MXM4 would be a good choice for that car.
Sunday, May 26, 2013 by Laurie:
I need quite tires for my 2008 Rabbit
195/65 R15
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Laurie,
I would consider the Bridgestone Serenity Plus in that size.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 by Gary:
Need to replace the tires on my 2008 Elantra. Top of my wish lsit is a quiet ride. Size P195/65R15
Monday, June 10, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Gary,
I would to a look at the Continental Pure Contact and the Michelin Primacy MXV4
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by S L:
Need to replace the tires on my Ford Focus Ghia 2006 HB. Looking for quiet, reasonable good performance and priced tires, size 205/55R16.
Monday, June 24, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi S L,
The Bridgestone Serenity Plus would work well on that car. Here is a link:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Bridgestone&tireModel=Turanza+Serenity+Plus&affiliate=TX3
Monday, June 24, 2013 by Val:
I'm looking for a set of quiet tires for the front of my 04 Mustang. 275-40-17. Thanks
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Val,
I would look at the Continental Extreme Contact DWS for that size.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 by Sue:
What do you recommend for a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 18" tire?
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Sue,
in a 235/45R18 would look at Continental Pure Contact.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 by YC:
Recommendations for 185/60R14 tyres? Quiet and good fuel consumption?
Friday, July 5, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi YC,
The highest rated tire in your size looks to be the Kumho Solus KR21
Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Robert:
I have a new Honda Civic coupe(around 700 miles) and I hear it's quieter than the 2012's, but the noise is still extreme on these stock Continetals,, what do you recommend,, thanks
Friday, July 12, 2013 by Dennis Park:
What quite tire do you recommend for a 08 Hyundai Azera limited. Thank you
Sunday, July 21, 2013 by Abdulla:
any advice ref. quietest on road tires for my 2008 Toyota FJ?
Monday, July 22, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Robert,
In a 205/55R16 I would look at the Bridgestone Serenity.
Monday, July 22, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Dennis,
In a 235/55R17 I would look at the Bridgestone Serenity.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by scott garner:
I am looking for quiet tires for a 2011 toyota prius 111
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Scott,
In a 195/65R15 I would consider the Continental Pure Contact.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Abdulla,
For your FJ in a 265/70R17 I would look at the Bridgestone Dueler Alenza
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Sean:
Hi Hunter,
I have a Grand Caravan with 215/65/R15 tires that are really loud on the hihhway. Looking for something quieter at a reasonable price. Any recommendation? Thanks
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Sean,
Sumitomo has an economical touring tire in your size. Current price is $65. Might be worth exploring that one.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Dave:
Hey Hunter, I'm looking for the quietest tire for my 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L. The tire size is P245/65r17.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Dave,
I would check out the Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza
Monday, August 19, 2013 by Jeff:
Looking for something quiet yet with reasonable grip to replace the lousy (and noisy) Nexen tires on a 2012 Kia Optima. 16" rims. Drive in wet conditions often plus high summer heat, only occasional snow or ice on infrequent Colorado or Wisconsin winter trips. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Jeff,
In a 205/65r16 I owuld look at the Continental Pure Contact to address your needs.
Sunday, August 25, 2013 by Dexter:
looking for the quitest tires for my 2011 Camaro RS...
Monday, August 26, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Dexter,
In the staggered 20" sizes for an RS I would suggest the Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Friday, August 30, 2013 by Vic:
What is your recommendation for the quietest, best performing tire for 2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet (summer driving only)?
Monday, September 2, 2013 by Tom:
Hunter,
I need to replace tires on a 2012 Kia Sorento, and am looking for the quietest tire yet something with traction in the winter
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by Tom:
Looking for a QUIET tire with grip in the winter for a 2012 Kia Sorento, any help would be appreciated
Saturday, September 21, 2013 by Bill:
Hunter,
Hi, got a Mitsubishi Outlander 2011
225 55 18's very noisy, with tires it came with... Or maybe is not the tires? Can tires really make a difference?Thanks for your help. Do some skiing... All season...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Bill,
Moving from a loud original equipment into a top rated aftermarket tire, will make a difference in noise levels.
Monday, September 30, 2013 by Kenny:
Needing to replace my factory installed tires on my 2011 Volvo XC 60 3.2. I would like the quietest ride possible. Any suggestions. Currently have Pirellis. Thanks!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Kenny,
There are different size options for your vehicle so will give some general guidance. ANy of the tires in your size the I listed in previous comments above will be good choices. You can look at survey data and sort by noise level to see the quiestest tire in any given size.
Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allan:
I am looking for quiet tires for my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
Monday, October 14, 2013 by Lauren:
Needing to replace tires on 2 vehicles: 2004 Subaru Outback and 2006 Toyota Matrix. Tire noise is very high now, looking for quietest ride possible. Live in Ohio so need good all-season tires. Any suggestion would be great. Thanks!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Lauren,
I would look at the Bridgestone Serenity plus.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Allan,
I would look at the Continental Pro Contact Eco plus
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by Lauren:
Hunter - thank you so much for the advice! Lauren
Monday, November 4, 2013 by Cyn:
Hi
I am looking for 4 tires for my 2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door GLX.
I would like them to be quiet and long lasting. Live in warmer west coast.
Monday, November 4, 2013 by hunter:
Hi Cyn,
In a 205/55R16 I would look at the Continental Pure Contact.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Mary:
I'm planning to replace my factory installed tires on my Chrysler 300 for the quietest ride possible. I live in Texas, so snow is not an issue. Would appreciate any suggestion.
Thanks.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by hunter:
Hi Mary,
you could have nay number of sizes on your vehicle, so I will suggest going with a top rated Grand Touring All Season that is made in your size.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by Rosemary:
I'm looking for quieter tires for 2010 Prius. Currently have Yokohama AVID Touring S, size 195/65R15
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by Hunter:
hi rosemary,
I would look at the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Saturday, November 16, 2013 by Pam:
Quietest tires for 2010 Acura TL
Sunday, November 17, 2013 by Mike B.:
I am looking for the quieter tires for the Honda Civic 2006.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Bronson:
Recommendation for 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Pam,
In 245/50R17 I would look at Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Mike,
In 205//55R16 I would consider the Continental Pure Contact.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by Jim:
Looking for a quiet tire for a 2013 Hyundai Limited 2.4
Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Jim,
Not sure what model Hyundai Limited you have, but feel free to look through suggestions in previous comments for some of the best options in the industry.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Mike:
What's your recommendation for the quietest Michelin tires for a 2006 Toyota Avalon XLS?
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Hunter:
Hi Mike,
in a 215/55R17 please look at Michelin Primacy MXV4
Sunday, February 9, 2014 by Fred:
2010 Acura TSX V6. P235/45-18. What would be the best tires for this car? Originally had michelin pilots then went to falken zeix which I hate! They are very noisy. Pilots are a bit pricey, so asking to see if there are any other options.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Marcia:
Hi Mike,
I am looking for a quiet tire for my 1997 Honda CR-V. The tires I have now are extremely noisy. What would you recommend? Thanks!
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Hunter:
Hi Maria,
In a 205/70R15 I would look at the General Altimax RT43.
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Hunter:
Fred,
I would look at the Continental Pure Contact in 235/45R18
Sunday, February 23, 2014 by Julian:
Hi Hunter, Thanks for the great article. I have a Lincoln MKZ 2008 and have had the same tires on for 3 years that have finally started to make noise but have been great. They were bridgestone Potenza grid. The size is 225/50R17. I was thinking of taking some advice from your article and trying the Michelin energy saver or the goodyear assurance. A good choice or another you can suggest? Thanks!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Hunter:
Hi Julian,
If you liked the Grid I wold look at the new Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS. This tire replaced the grid in the Bridgestone line up,
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Betsy Flood:
I am looking for a very quite tire for my 2013 Hyundai Tucson Limited. What would be your best recommendation. I live in South Texas So I am not concerned about snow.
Sunday, April 13, 2014 by russ:
need recommendation for quiet tires for 2013 hyundai sonata....thanx
Monday, April 14, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Betsy,
In a 225/55R18, the New Michelin Premiere All Season will be a great tire. Something with more a track record to look at would be the Goodyear Assurance Comfortred Touring.
Monday, April 21, 2014 by chad:
Looking for the quietest/best deal on tires for a 2003 Honda Odyssey. I'd like 2-3 choices, please. Thanks!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Jason:
What would be a good choice for a Chevrolet Traverse (265-65-18) tire?
I want the quietest tire I can get for this vehicle. THANKS
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Jason,
I would look at the Michelin LTX MS2
Friday, May 2, 2014 by Jeff:
Hunter, I bought a 09 Genesis which should have 235/50-18 and the tires on the car are 255/45-18 Conti Extreme Contacts. Is it Ok to put them back on after the winter with my Blizzacks? What is the difference in the tire sizes?
Monday, May 5, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Jeff,
255 - 235 is 20 mm in width. The 255 is also about 1/3" shorter than the 235
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by martin moran:
I have a 2011 Toyota Avalon-P215/55R1 tire size. Is the Michelin MXV4 S8 quieter than the MXV4 S8 (original tire)? Which gives better mileage?
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 by hunter:
Hi martin,
The S8 has a 50K mile treadlife warranty and the Primacy MXV4 has a 60K mile tread life warranty. While we have never tested those two tires head to head, the Primacy is at the top of the list for quiet ride. The S8 has lower satisfaction feedback from people that own them.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by David:
Hi, Hunter. 1999 Acura 3.2 TL, Dallas, so little ice and snow. Looking for quiet ride and, to a lesser degree, fuel efficiency.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by hunter:
Hi David,
I would look at the Bridgestone Serinity Plus or the Continental Pure Contact.
Monday, June 23, 2014 by Mike Tringali:
I have a 2008 Chrysler Sebring Conv Touring 215-60-R17. Curently equiped with Cooper CS4. Looking for a queit tire. What is your choice? Thanks
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Mike,
I would check out the new Continental True Contact tire
Monday, June 30, 2014 by mark:
Would you recommend a quiet tire for my honda accord se sedan? The bridge stones are very noisy thanks.
Monday, June 30, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Mark,
I would look at the Bridgestone Serinity Plus or the Continental Pure Contact.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by theo:
Hi Hunter,
2006 Audi A3? Front wheel drive.
Looking for quietest, will sacrifice performance...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Theo,
I would look at the Bridgestone Serinity Plus or the Continental Pure Contact.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by marlene:
looking for quiet tires with good traction for my 2004 Subaru outback sedan.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 by al:
What would be a recommended quiet tire in P22545R18 for my optima sx to replace the noisy nexen oem tires ?
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Al,
We like the Continental Pur Contact and Pirelli P7AS Plus
Monday, August 18, 2014 by Alan:
Trying to find the quietest tires for a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Laredo) 245/65 R17
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by hunter:
I would look at the Bridgestone Duler Alenza Plus
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by george che:
my 2012 prius with7100 mi. is quiet only on new asphalt. the tires are yokahama P195=65R15 Avid S33d. are they conducting road noise into the cabin?
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Shyne:
Hi
Looking for the quitest tire on a Honda Odyssey 2003 with stock wheels of 16".

Thanks
Friday, September 26, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Shyne,
We are going to like the Pirelli P7 AS Plus in 225/60R16
Monday, September 29, 2014 by miles:
Want to replace Michelin EnergySaver A/S on 2012 Lacrosse 235/50/17 with something quieter. Would prefer something with higher aspect ratio if possible
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Miles,
You can use 245/50R17 on there to get just a little taller. Pirelli P7 AS Plus or Bridgestone Serenity will be quietest options in that alternate size.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 by Tim:
Road noise in 2014 XTS is disturbing with Goodyear RS A2 245 R19. Frustrating with a premium purchase. Suggestions to help enjoying the quietest ride possible?
Monday, December 8, 2014 by Bob Schlegel:
Hi. Need to replace tires on my '94 Seville. Want quietest all season possible at BEST PRICE. Size 22560R16. #1 priority - quiet, #2 soft ride, #3 snow traction/all season. Thanks. Bob (Iowa)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Bob,
We have a Pirelli P4 Four Seasons tire on closeout that you should look at.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Tim:
Sorry Hunter. I was asking for a recommendation for the best tires for the quietest ride on a 2014 Caddy XTS. Can you recommend?
Thursday, December 11, 2014 by hunter:
Hi Tim,
I woul dlook at the Pirelli P7 All Season Plus

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