What are the Best Tires for My Honda Odyssey?

Friday, May 10, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

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

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 on What are the Best Tires for My Honda Odyssey?

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:
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

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