Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

Just got this set on the Mazda 3 - so far, super good. LOTS of highway driving and I'm loving the smooth and quiet ride - but this is a bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing - they handle GREAT. I upsized a bit mainly for looks and possible gas mileage improvement but that has remained about the same. The looks, on the other hand - are very aggressive - love the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Great tires! Mazda 3's with a manual transmission are known to wheel hop when accelerating from a stop on a wet surface, but that all goes away with these tires. Still have 7-8/32 on the front and 8-9/32 on the rear. Will definitely buy again.   Read More

How to Prepare for Your First Track Session in Four Simple Steps

Today is a great day to be an automotive enthusiast. Perhaps more than ever before, road courses across the country are opening their gates to any and all drivers looking to experience the thrill of driving on a track. Combine this level of access with the increased performance of today's vehicles and it's possible to have more fun than ever before for less...  Read More

Buying Tires for Your Mazda 3? View All Options Here!

The Mazda 3 is a fantastic little car with a great power-to-weight ratio and good gas mileage. It's no wonder that it is so popular with sports car enthusiasts and average daily drivers alike. Below are some top picks for tires in the various sizes that the Mazda 3 has had over the years. If you see a tire listed below for a size that is different than the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Generally a nice tire but very noisy on my Mazda. Louder than any snow tire I've had including the General Altimax used for 3 consecutive winters.Had tires rebalanced and alignment done.I like the comfort for its class. But the noise is intolerable. One tire was returned for a defect that made handling scary. I can't recommend the tire.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Let me begin by saying that I always read these reviews with an open mind. But I never know how to really take them. So I write this strictly as a comparison between the tire that came on my car and the Goodyear eagle sport. My mazda 3 came with Yokohama avids in 205/50 17. The cars handling made up for what the tires lacked. The Yokohamas didn't do anything...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus (H- or V-Speed Rated)

These tires came stock on my 2014 Mazda3 iSport 5dr hatch man. I have enjoyed them so far. After 2200 miles they sound and feel the same as when I test drove the car and fell for it. These tires are by no means VERY quiet (as were my Cooper CS4's on another vehicle) but they are not exactly noisy either. There is some tire noise, but it is not objectionable...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

This tire came on my 2013 Mazda 3.. the car feels like a racing GoKart.. I love this car because of these tires...and the 6 speed and 43MPG... but the tires make this car feel like a super sports car...I love these tries...   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

I am a longtime Blizzak owner. The first set I owned was in 1998 for my Mazda Protege. It's amazing how Bridgestone continues to improve what I regard as the best winter season tire available. I've used DM1V's on my trucks and WS on my cars and crossovers for nearly two decades. They generally last 3 seasons before the multicell compound is broken down and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

These are excellent tires for mixed winter conditions. The road to our local ski area climbs 3000+ feet in 16 miles of 2 lane curvy road from sagebrush desert to the pine forest. In the last two days, the road conditions include dry, wet, ice, wet snow, compacted snow, hard packed snow, and new snow on top of all of the above... Two cars rolled into the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P6 Four Seasons Plus

Connecticut driver New tires came on a preowned mazda 3 Hatchback.Tires slip on wet pavement when taking off from stop. First experience in snow was a disaster. Couldn't get up small hill, had to back down and try another route. Never felt safe or comfortable driving in wet or snow. Already looking for alternative tires, even though lots of tread left. Tires...  Read More

Taking Your Mazda Miata to the Next Level

The Mazda Miata has long been a crowd favorite with driving enthusiasts. While it's an amazing vehicle, the level of excitement can be taken to the next level with the right equipment.    Tires are a top priority and the Dunlop Direzza ZII Star Spec and Hankook Ventus RS-3 (Version 2) are both favorites. When we tested each last fall, the ZII Star Spec...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I owned a set of Michelin X-Ice on a different car several years ago,and was happy with those, so thought it was worth trying these again.We just mounted a set of 4 new 215/60R-17 Michelin X-Ice Xi3 on our Mazda 6 and the car performs as if it's four wheel drive. We have been through all kinds of ice and snow here in upstate NY, and these tires are great....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I had a set of Pirelli tires on my 04 Mazda3 s5door. Once they warmed up, I had traction through almost any corner I found on the roads. But the cons of the tire made me look elsewhere. 1st, they had an enormous amount of road noise. Not quite as bad as being back in my old Jeep, but you still had to raise your voice to carry on a conversation, or turn the...  Read More

More Tire Choices for Your 2013 Mazda CX-5

Variety may be the spice of life, but it's no fun for tire manufacturers. Tire production can be difficult for some manufacturers to produce the latest and greatest option for vehicles that have an odd size. Case in point: the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring's unusual 225/55R19. If you're not happy with the few choices in this size, one option to consider is...  Read More

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

The Pirelli Cinturato is by far the best tire I have installed on my Mazda3. I had Michelin's prior to this purchase and they were good, but the Pirelli rides smoother and grips the road better in my opinion. I'm finding that all the positive reviews for this tire are true. I was a little nervous... never bought a Pirelli before, but so far it has lived up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Did lots of reviews on TireRack before making my purchase. Bought a set of 18 RX8 wheels for my mazda3 and needed a set of tires to go with. After extensive research these are the tires I chose.First thing to note, the tires are concave, as in the rim is 'poked' out from the tire. i absolutely LOVE this. it makes the rims stand out much more than most cars...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

This is my 3rd set of tires on my 2007 Mazda Miata (51,500 miles). My MX-5 feels and responds better than it ever did. Drives better than when it was new. I love these tires. They have made driving hugely fun again. Cornering is great, acceleration is improved, ride comfort is much better (my wife even commented on this) and they are relatively quiet. Highly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

These replaced well worn Yokohama s.drives in the same size, mounted on Mazda CX7 OEM wheels 18x7.5. The s.drives had 35K hard heat soaked miles on them, were zigzag cupped on the insides (bad rear toe) and very thin inside compared to outside, perhaps from the MZ3's stock negative camber. Noise and dry grip are dramatically improved, as is the ride comfort,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Replacing Yokohama S.drive summer tires that were old on my lowered Mazda3 5-door. I tend to accelerate and brake rather hard and take my turns quickly.The Yokohama's were like driving on railroad tracks: direct and instantaneous response to all input. From what I've gather reading the comments, this is due to very stiff sidewalls. I liked this quality...  Read More