What are the Best Tires for My Honda Odyssey?

Since 2005, the primary size found on the Honda Odyssey has been 235/65R16. Due to the overall size ,weight and higher center of gravity than a car, the Odyssey's tire wear can be disappointing to some. The following popular options can help deliver better performance, ride quality and longevity than the Original Equipment.

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance
ComforTred Touring
Continental Cross Contact LX20
Continental Cross Contact LX20
with EcoPlusTechnology
Michelin Defender
Michelin
Defender


Goodyear's Assurance ComforTred Touring has been a favorite with our customers for a few years. Sitting solidly in third place in the Grand Touring All-Season category, the tire carries an 80,000-mile treadlife warranty. The Assurance ComforTred Touring features a mildly asymmetric tread design that combines indepedent shoulder blocks with notched intermediate ribs to blend dry and wet road traction and handling. Four circumferential grooves evacuate water from under the tread to enhance wet traction while the grooves, notches and sipes form biting edges to deliver all-season traction in light snow.

"I have had these Goodyear tires on my van for 31,000 miles now (90,000 currently), have balanced them every 5,000 miles and they are in excellent condition! No cupping, no road noise, plenty of treadlife left!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Honda Odyssey

The Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is a newer entry to the market that quickly became a best seller. Designed to enhance driving pleasure, save fuel and maintain grip when braking on wet surfaces, this Continental tire provides long wear and all-season traction.

"I drive the family van quite hard and the grip and handling of these Continentals is far better than the O.E. Michelins." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Honda Odyssey

Michelin's Defender is the latest high mileage tire entry from the manufacturer and carries a 90,000-mile treadlife warranty. Currently ranked number one in its category by our customers, it appears Michelin has hit another home run with this offering. Defender tires enhance vehicle fuel economy by meeting Michelin's Green-X low rolling resistance objectives.

"This is the best tire I have ever purchased. Hands down!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2006 Honda Odyssey

Comments

Monday, July 1, 2013 by david hofeldt

We have been through no less than 6 Goodyear Assurance tires on our 2007 Honda Odyssey. Four had ply separation within 1 year, all suffered from cupping even though rotated tires every 6000 miles. They are directional tires, and our experience is they are an awful choice for Odyssey.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Hunter

Hi David,
if you ahve a directional, than that would be the TripleTraed, not the ComfortTred I mention above.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Tim

Put Defenders on our 2010 Odyssey EX-L and after 39,000 miles we are down to 3/32" of tread remaining. I need to replace, will the Goodyear Assurance ComfortTred Touring do any better on tread life?

Satisfied with the Defenders other than tread life and I can't be buying tires every 2-3 years.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by hunter

Tim,
Based on reviews it looks like most people are in the 30-50K mile range with the Goodyear. Your best bet may be to try an suv.truck tire like the Continental. They might hold up better due to weight and height of the Odyssey
Friday, January 15, 2016 by Clay

I've got a 2013 Odyssey and firmly believe any tire will wear quickly on the suspension set-up of the van. Stand about 30 feet from the rear of the van, you'll notice all Odyssey's have heavy camber-in (tire leaning in) on the rear. Heavier the load the more the lean. This causes the tire to wear at an angle. Proper tire rotation will help but still the tire will always wear much faster on the rear. To complicate the matter there is no adjustment for camber on Odysseys.
Sunday, March 6, 2016 by steve houe

The Assurance Comfortread Touring tires on my 2004 Odyssey are completely used up, ugly, chunked up blobs of rubber at 49,500 miles. They did perform well up to about 40k miles though.
Friday, October 28, 2016 by Ritter

tires for 2006 Honda Odyssey van
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by Hunter Leffel

Ritter,
To try for longer tread life, I would look at the Continental Cross Contact LX20

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