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 Michelin Primacy MXV4

I've had these tires for 60K miles. They were great when new especially in the snow and ice but not deep snow, to be fair my mazda isn't made for the snow. The traction was so good that i saw a decrease in mpg of 4-6 mpg depending on speed. They wear nicely. My tires can still go for 15-20K more miles before they need to be replaced.I live out in the midwest...  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 bought the Blizzak WS80 in a 17 size, although my Mazda 6 has 19 OEM wheels/tires. I downsized the wheel to increase the tire profile to handle Michigan winters and pothole season. I got these just before we received about 20 of snow in West Michigan, and not a minute too soon. These tires are quite phenomenol in snow, and confidence inspiring on ice. I...  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 Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I just purchased these tires and put just 20 miles on it. I know I should not say a lot as the tires didn't even brake-in but I wanted to say my first impression. Imediately, the highway MPGs went from 36 to 38.9 (based on the car's computer) - same temperature (25 degrees fahrenheit outside - dry road - low humidity)I have a Mazda 6 2.5L, 4 cyl in peak...  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 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

These Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus tires replaced the stock Yokohama Geolandar 91A on my CX5. The difference is night and day. The stock tires were noisy, always. The Pirelli's are head and shoulders above the stock tires, I should have done this a year ago. I have noticed significantly less road noise, much better handling and a more comfortable ride...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

For my Mazda 6 wagon, these tires have met or exceeded expectations. I wanted a good handling, quiet tire that would wear well and be good in the wet and occasional snow. During dry and wet weather, they are very smooth in transition during hard cornering without a lot of squealing and drama. I am very pleased with the handling, accepting that these are not...  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 General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

This is a review for both the General Tires and Anzio Wave wheels I purchased together.Chances of me ever walking in to any Tire Service Center and buying tires again are pretty darn slim. Granted, if I were out of town miles away from home and really needed a new tire I guess I would go ahead and get it done. But getting tires and wheels (rims)...  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

Stationed Overseas and Need Tires?

#thinkingabouttires, but stationed overseas? We can help! Having been stationed overseas myself, USMC, Okinawa, Japan (2005-2008), I understand the challenges when trying to purchase items from the United States. Here at Tire Rack, we can ship tires, wheels, brakes, suspension and other accessories to our service members and Department of Defense contractors...  Read More

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

Got these because the price was right and I need an all season performance tire due to the driving conditions in Germany. Right off the bat I noticed a big difference from the Dunlops that came with my Mazda. The Advan Sport A/S are whisper quiet and held the road well in some recent heavy rain. I have not been able to get these out on the Autobahn yet to...  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