Best Tires for Subaru Outback

Since its launch in North America in the late 1990s, the Subaru Outback has seen fantastic sales in several iterations and continues to be one of the most popular wagons on the market today. When those Original eEquipment tires wear out, what do you replace them with? Start by looking at your tire size, then check out which of the tires below will work best...  Read More

Results from New Ultra High Performance All-Season Test

For the best handling, steering response and grip in the warmer months, the best performance tires are typically summer-only tires. For maximum ice and snow traction, and for the best safety for subfreezing conditions, choose a set of dedicated winter / snow tires. However, having two sets of tiresisn't an option or needed for some drivers, so the next...  Read More

Best Tires for the Mazda CX-5 and CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 and CX-5 are Mazda's mid-sized and full-sized crossover SUVs for the North American market. Despite their roomy interiors, these stylish crossovers have surprisingly nimble handling which makes them fun to drive. When the time comes to choose replacement all-season tires, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SU...  Read More

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

Not sure how much is car based or tire based, BUT, these things are phenomenal for what I bought them for. I was a little disappointed in tread life as I only get about 8K-10K out of a set of rears (fronts wear much longer about 2-1). Ride quality was not too bad given the car they were on, but then again these aren't luxury touring tires. In the morning...  Read More

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

I had the P7 Plus' installed about eight months ago. Now with eight-thousand miles I am happy to report that I like them more and more with each passing mile. They are a phenomenal Grand Touring tire.I just recently had the chance to test them in heavy rains. They resist hydroplaning better than any tire I have ever used (thirty years of driving). The grip...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I confesses that I seldom write reviews, though I benefit from them, but these tires are so good, I have to do this. If you have read all the other reviews, as I did, you know there is general agreement on certain qualities, but a few complaints. The key fact in this is SOFT SIDEWALLS, which in turn affects all other properties. I plan to briefly confirm...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

When my wife's 2011 X5 was new I exchanged the Michelin Latitude Tour HP run-flats that came with it for regular non run-flat Latitude Tour HP's in an effort to fix the positively terrible ride quality. It helped a great deal but on the factory 19 wheels these new Latitude Tour's were extremely noisy -- I mean really objectionable. At about 40K miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These are very possibly the best all-season tires I've ever had. Very quiet, comfortable ride and good performing. Couldn't believe the difference in quality feel of the car once these were on the car. Better tire (and quieter) than the Toyo Versados I had on previously. Hopefully they will wear much better as well. Only noise is a very slight hum sound that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

I love the ride quality of this tire. I previously had the older version (LTX M/S) on an Explorer I had and ran 2 sets of them on it over the time I had the vehicle. 1st set went on at 11K (Firestone recall) and lasted to 133K and I sold the vehicle with the second set still on it at 240K. The M/S2 has not been a disappointment. I have seen my fuel mileage...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

This was the OE tire that came on the truck. The ride is smooth and quiet for a 4X4 truck. Wet traction is very good and snow traction is good for a tire that is only rated for light snow. I will admit the the tread life is poor, but the truck can corner at higher speeds than my old 2002 F-150. I noticed the front tires had severe feathering on the outer...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

All of my ratings are for driving the Odyssey moderately, not like a sports car. How else do you drive a minivan full of people ? My daily driver is an Acura RSX Type S, the minivan for my wife and I drive occasionally. The important qualities for a minivan are tread wear, ride comfort, wet traction in the rain, and steering response. It was great for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Remarkable tire. Ecopia's are very quiet, look good on car, and MPH is better. I was very skeptical about MPG, but after 600 miles it is 1 – 1.5 gallon better then on BFGooddrich Long Trail. New tires much softer, so ride quality improved from "sportish" into "limo" kind of ride and I love it. Perfect tire for Murano, if you want comfortable very quiet ride....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Good tires so far! These replaced a set of Continental Extreme Contact DWS's. The Dunlops are far superior in ride quality, handling, and grip.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler HP

I purchased my Ram with 7000 miles on it. I just replaced them at 48,000. They still had a little life in them but wanted to buy new tires while I could afford to. They would have lasted longer had I rotated them more. I did not purchase a new set of these, despite my high rating. It's hard to justify spending money on something that overall doesn't get a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

I purchased a set of these tires for my '88 Toyota Supra in staggered sizes: 235/45R17 Front, 255/40R17 Rear My car is summer only, and used as a fun car and not a daily driver. I wanted a set of performance tires that weren't so expensive that I would feel bad doing a track day, auto-x, or a smoky burnout. These tires fill that gap quite well.There's no...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I put this set of pure contact tires 3 months ago on my Saab 93. Had conti pro contact before and they were worn out. Excellent ride quality, its not soft and rubbery like Pirelli cunaturo, and its not as hard as pro contact. It has the perfect blance of ride quality and handling. It pretty much sticks to the road regardlless of conditions.Wet traction...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Around 25,000 miles, the OEM tires (Toyo Proxes A20) were getting near bald, so I went on the Tire Rack site to find out just how much a new set would cost... $1,000 just to get them through the front door, no installation, on a $20,000 car...not happening. So that was a no go. I searched, compared, searched, then compared some more just to try to come close...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Solus KH16

Factory tires were Firestone FR710s. Those wore out at 33k. Thought these would be better. Toyota dealer highly recommended the kumho's. These tires have about 15k left. Noise continues to increase as the tires wear. They are wearing evenly as they are rotated every 5k. My advise is spend a little more up front and get a quality set of tires. The kumho's are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

These tires are a wonderful improvement over the Goodyear Assurance original equipment, which we replaced after 30,000 miles due to thinning tread and increasing noise. Night and day difference; much improved ride quality, much lower (almost silent) road noise, and significantly improved turn in response with crisp handling on both dry and wet pavement.The...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP

These are amazing run flats. They have completely changed my enjoyment of my car. Handles better ,with amazingly improved ride quality. The original Bridgestone Potenzas were so harsh, I would bounce on any raod that wasn't perfectly smooth.The difference was noticible immediately. I actually checked the tires to make sure the shop actually sold me the zero...  Read More