Tire Options for Your Hyundai Santa Fe

Thursday, July 21, 2011 by Hunter Leffel
Looking for new tires for your Hyundai Santa Fe? With over 3-dozen options available, what is the best way to narrow down the field? The Santa Fe comes equipped with an SUV tire as Original Equipment. The stock 235/60R18 size offers a number of car tires in addition to SUV models. 

What is the difference between the two? A SUV/truck tire is more ruggedly constructed in both sidewall and tread base than the typical car tire. This is due to the higher weight and center of gravity found on your typical SUV, truck and crossover. In most cases, I recommend staying with the same type as found on the vehicle originally. Also, switching to a car constructed tire from a SUV model may soften the ride and cause less responsiveness to your steering inputs. Additionally, since the higher center of gravity results in more force exerted on the outer edges of the tread during transitions (lane change, curves and corners), you may experience quicker wear on the shoulders. Uneven wear does negate tread life warranties.

General Grabber HTS
General Grabber HTS
Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
Staying with SUV constructed tires, the General Grabber HTS has been considered by many as the best bang for the buck option. Take a look at the test video to gain a better understanding of how this tire fits your vehicle. 

The Michelin LTX M/S2 is the next evolution of the legendary LTX M/S. I say legendary based on conversations with many customers over the years about this product. "Best tire I ever owned" is a phrase commonly heard as well as frequent tread life reports in the 80 - 100K mile range. The M/S2 is a mild product revamp with even longer lasting tread life expectancies. Michelin is offering a 70K mile limited treadlife warranty. The Michelin LTX M/S2 is currently the top-rated tire in our Tire Survey Results.

Shop by vehicle to see which tires work best for your vehicle.

Comments on Tire Options for Your Hyundai Santa Fe

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Lee Page:
need two tiers for hyundai/santa fe tires size 23560 R18.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Hunter:
Hi Lee,
We do have tires in that size. Just go to tirerack.com and shop by vehicle to start your research. You can contact me along the way as well. hunter@tirerack.com or 800 428 8355 ext 4744

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