Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

These are great tires, great traction, great cornering and responsiveness whether on the road or the track. They make the rather stiff ride of a BMW M Roadster more comfortable, are very quiet on the highway and happily cruise along at 100+ mph with excellent road feel. I occasionally take my car to the big track at Willow Springs or the Mazda Raceway (aka...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar G91A

2013 Mazda CX-5 56k miles with no problems. Replaced with less expensive Continental TrueContact. Geolander turned better, tracked better. Maybe not as good in standing water but didn't notice that until later in their life.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus

Got these tires in early winter in Ottawa, Canada. Drove to Florida and back I81, I95 all AOK. When new on cold pavement on the way south some noise for 20 min. until they warmed up. With AWD on the big Ford Edge no problem with forward traction in any conditions. Just drove slower on snow covered pavement and passed many cars in the ditch. Based my choice...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H724

DISCLAIMER: First off, I am not affiliated with TireRack or Hankook Tire Co. I have been a customer of TireRack for over a decade and I've never had 1 single problems. For Hankook tire set, this is my first time experience and I am not writing this review to endorse them either. I am simply giving you my perspective, specifically, the use of Hankook Optimo...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Needed snows for this extra-snowy upstate NY winter, and chose these because I have been very happy with them on my 2006 Mazda3 hatchback for the past 3 winters. It's difficult to tell the car has snow tires - these are very quiet, don't squirm or lose grip, and take turns almost as well as the OEM all-season Yokohama tires. In snow they have been very...  Read More

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 Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

The best summer tires I ever had. My Mazda come from the factory with Dunlop Sport which I could not wait to replace. Bridgestone tires makes Mazda even more fun to drive. I drive about 12000 miles every summer in Michigan and the tires will last for one season, then in the winter I'm using Bridgestone blizzak, by the way those are other awesome tires. Never...  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

Only One Tire Available for My Mazda CX-7?

Many drivers of some Mazda CX-7 models will find that their Original Equipment 215/70R17 tires only have one replacement option when the time comes for a new set -- the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400. When you search by size, you'll also see there's a winter tire option available with Bridgestone's Blizzak DM-V1. While these two choices will cover any season...  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 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