Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I just purchased these tires last week for use on my moderately modified 2002 Mazda Protege. These tires are incredibly quiet for a snow tire and they roll beautifully. In fact, they feel very similar to the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires that I use on one of my other cars, a Toyota Prius. The X-ice Xi3 is the BEST overall snow tire in the heavy snow/ice...  Read More

Looking For Closeouts and Specials? We've Got Them!

Since we stock a large amount of tires, we're uniquely positioned to take advantage of buying opportunities to bring you some amazing closeouts and specials. Let's take a look at a few offers our customers can find: 205/60R16 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus tires are on special for $58.23. This tire is an Original Equipment tire used on the 2016 Mazda 3....  Read More

A Monday, BFGoodrich Tires and Our Test Track

A cure for the Monday blues? How about an exciting couple hours on the track to ease the transition from weekend to workday? Cue up BFGoodrich, who brought their “Are You Driver Enough” tour to our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. The manufacturer sent professional drivers to Tire Rack to allow our marketing team (who normally don’t get the opportunity...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Based on the Tire Rack tests and reviews, I knew this tire wasn't going to be as stiff and responsive as some of the others in it's category, but that was a trade-off I made (since MazdaSpeed 3 has a stiff suspension), and not disappointed. Ride is more comfortable. Turn in is a little vague (relative to this category), and some minor corrections are needed...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Mazda's Mazda6

The Mazda6 is Mazda's mid-size car entry offered since 2002. The third-generation hit the streets for model year 2014 as a four-door sedan with options of either manual or automatic transmission. Without a six-cylinder engine option, some may suggest it loses appeal to some people. However, fuel economy numbers in the high 30s will grab your attention. The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival S

We use these tires for autocross only with only a few commuter miles. We co-drive a 1999 Mazda Miata modified for prepared for competition with 225/45/15 Rival S tires mounted on 15 x 9 wheels. We have 111 competition runs on these tires now, with very little tread remaining on the inside and outside shoulders of the tires. We run a lot of negative camber...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have a history with these tires, and worked out a deal to have them installed when I purchased the car. I actually still have two of the original tires and two replacements(DWS06), because of a lot of potholes and road work being done in the Albany NY area. I love the car and the tires, and when Mazda starts building the Mazdaspeed 3 again, will replace...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your Mazda Mazda3

The Mazda3 is Mazda's compact car entry offered in sedan (four doors) and hatchback (five doors) forms on a shared platform with Ford from 2010-2013. It has proven to be a very popular car with a wide array of powertrain ranging from 167 hp up to 267 in the Speed3 model. If you're looking for a quiet and smooth all-season tire that does well in winter in the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

I replaced my OEM Dunlop SP Sport 5000 tires at 22,000 miles on the Mazda 6 GT with these. I use them for commuting to work and in the winter I plan to run dedicated winter tires. So far this summer these have been a great deal quieter and smoother than the OE tires, and I am very happy with the ride quality. The professional installation at the dealer on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Symmetrical

The tires are standard on the 2014 Mazda 3 s with the 18 rims. At first the tires were good driving back and forth on newly paved roads. Than I moved and changed jobs where the drive was on old worn out roads and highways paved with concrete and not asphalt and the tires were loud like really loud. That is to be blamed on both the tire and the car because...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

This tire is amazing...I have had two sets now on my Mazda Miata and have been extremely pleased with their performance. For daily driving, they are great. For autocross, they are just amazing! The dry grip is the best I have experienced in a street tire, and the wet grip to me is still pretty good. Wear has been very good for this type of tire, particularly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Bought a set of these P7s to replace the notoriously noisy Turanza EL400-02's that came on my used 2012 Mazda 3. The reduction in noise level on the highway was stunning and that alone was enough to be worth the cost. Then I took them for a spirited drive on my favorite hilly road nearby where they were smooth, stable, and predictable. And just last night I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Bought these to replace the extremely noisy Bridgestone Turanza's that came factory with my 12' mazda3 iGT. I upgraded to 17 matte anthracite MOMO revenge wheels in the process (factory size for Mazda3 sGT) to give a more aggressive look as well as cut down on the sidewall to increase handling. I STRONGLY recommend doing this to anyone with $ to do so. This...  Read More

Top All-Season Tires for the Mazda 3 and Honda Civic in 205/55R16 Size

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic are very popular compact sedans (and coupes in the case of the Honda Civic Coupe) due to their combination of sporty handling, reliability, fuel economy, features and fun-to-drive factor. With such a broad appeal comes a large selection of tires catering to the popular 205/55R16 size that's commonly used on these cars in the most...  Read More

The Best Tire Choice for Your Mazda 3

As far as options go in the compact car segment, the Mazda 3 offers a competitive package that is more visually pleasing than some of its rivals and is also a fairly pleasurable car to drive. While it certainly will not set any track records, the car has many strengths that make it a popular choice among consumers on the road today. Due to the high...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Tonight I had my first chance to test out these tires in real snow conditions. Mother nature left a fresh 3 inches of snow at 22 degrees for my hour and a half commute home. Driving on the state highway I was moving along with ease and confidence at about 45-50 mph while other drivers were going around 40. In my Mazda, I've had Yokohamas, Continentals, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Have them on my Odyssey Touring. First season with them with several snow storms in Eastern Ohio. They have handled everything that winter has thrown at us thus far, minus 2 inches of solid ice in our alley (we weren't able to back in to our garage as normal, instead had to pull straight in). Wet, dry, and light and deep snow traction have been great and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

I lived 3 years in Maine and 7 now in Wisconsin. Driven everything from compact FWD cars to AWD SUVs. I had never considered buying winter tires because I never had any issues. This winter I decided to give them a try since I am spending a bit of time traveling to the Lake Superior and Michigan UP areas. I have to say that the difference was noticeable...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

My Mazda 3 Drives like a dream with the proper tire inflation. After 28000 miles iI still have 8/32 of tread left on my Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. For the money this tire can't be beat.Today however i perched a set of Michelin Premier A/S for my Ford Focus (Was offered a deal i could not pass up on them) It will be fun to compare them with the Cinturato...  Read More