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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Great Snow Tire. Acceleration, braking and cornering are very good. I find them to be just as quiet as the OEM Summer tires. I have two Mazda-3 vehicles: one with the 4Ds one with the 3Ds. The 4Ds seems to have improved braking over the 3Ds, the other attributes are similar (I can't tell any difference). These tires love the wet snow, they rip through it...  Read More

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

We only have about 2000 miles on these tires but they are a huge improvement over the previous Continental Extreme contact DWS. The biggest improvement is the decrease in road noise. The Mazda 3 is a loud car on the highway, I believe, due to a lack of sound deadening but these new Pirelli tires make the it far better than before. The traction in the dry is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

These tires a re a perfect pairing for the Mazda 6. They were a little sticky until they broke in a bit but now I have 3k and they are great. Quiet smooth ride great handling and cornering. I have not had any issues in the rain. The icing on the cake is I have driven in about 8 snow storms so far. I have a combined highway, city and rural Ct. commute through...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I love these tires so much, I'm about to purchase my 3rd set. They're a perfect match for a midsized family sedan and spirited driving.They enhanced the handling, cornering, and steering response of the OEM tires but still provide an impressively smooth and quiet ride. Wet and dry tractions is terrific. On empty country back roads I can push the car...  Read More

Best Tires for MAZDA3

The MAZDA3 is a very popular vehicle that you can spot on today's streets and highways. It achieves good gas mileage, has a low cost of ownership and makes for a good daily driver. While the car is known to have many strong points, it has also been known to have a lack of sound deadening and isn't the quietest vehicle to drive, especially at highway speeds. Br...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92A

These were the OE on my Mazda. Right off the lot I had problems hydroplaning. So much so it turned me off of Bridgestone all together. Straight line traction was also horrible. But they did OK in the corners. I suggest Continental Extreme Contact DWS tires. For the Mazda Speed 3 anyway.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S34D

OEM equipment for my used Mazda 3 S GT hatchback, seems to have pretty good responsiveness in cornering but wear is fast (I have put about 2K on them and they have a total of 17K and have already worn down to about 4/32) So I am probably going to replace them before winter. As a side note, I have only driven in a little bit of snow conditions but was very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

The Bridgestone Turanza Serentiy was purchased a few years ago as a summer set of tires for our 2008 Mazda 5 wagon. As spirited drivers who value handling capabilities, this tire has delivered in terms of dry and wet traction, cornering and a decent-looking tread pattern. Having driven over 3 summer seasons (60,000 kms+) with them, I would recommend these...  Read More

What are the Best Tires for a Mazda3?

The Mazda3 has always been known for its sharp handling and performance orientated drive train. These cars are as much fun to drive as some higher priced high-end sports cars for a fraction of the price. Mazda's lineup has always appealed to the enthusiast crowd with most models geared toward performance engines, crisp handling and a sleek sporty styling. When...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Overall, a pretty solid tire. I put about 25,000 miles on this set, regularly rotated, and they did me proud. I live in Ohio, so snow is an inevitability, but it's not frequent enough to need dedicated winter tires in my opinion. So a good set of winter-capable all-seasons is a must, and I think these meet that requirement. Rain traction is also excellent,...  Read More

How to Find the Best Tires for Your MAZDA3

The MAZDA3 came to the market in 2004 as a replacement for the Protege. It was later redesigned in 2010. With a number of configurations and trim levels offered, there are various tire size options in play. The first step will be using our shop by vehicle feature and verifying the size of tire that's on your vehicle. The following tires are some of the more...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Went from the OEM 225/45/18 Hankook Optimo H431 on OEM 18x8 to 245/35/19 Michelin PSS on 19x8.5 wheels. I'm very ocd when it comes to proper air pressure. I use nitrogen and run 38psi, 3psi over oem to optimize for proper load rating. Even though I drive a 4-door sedan, I drive it spirited! The PSSs in my honest opinion is an incredible tire in all aspects....  Read More