What are Some of the Best MAZDA3 All-Season Tires?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by Steve Huffman

Is it time to put some "Zoom-Zoom" back into your MAZDA3? Installing a new set of tires can certainly help. The MAZDA3 has been an extremely popular compact car that gets great gas mileage to go along with good looks. With so many MAZDA3s on the road the past few years, many are bound to need new tires. If this sounds like you, take a look at a few suggestions for good all-season tires.

First, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 has proven to be one of Michelin's best Grand Touring All-Season tires (currently top-ranked tire in the performance category) and has just about everything you're looking for in an all-season tire. It has exceptional wet and dry traction, great handling, very good winter traction and provides a quiet ride.

If you really want to put some zoom back in the car, consider a set of Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. At present, this Ultra High Performance All-Season tire is ranked number one in its category from our customer survey results. The tire has exceptional handling and responsiveness, along with great all-season traction and would be a great choice as your next set of MAZDA 3 tires.   

Are you looking for a good value option tire? The Kumho Ecsta 4X is getting very good reviews and has been a popular choice among our customers. In our Tire Survey Results the tire receives high marks in hydroplaning resistance, cornering stability, dry traction, steering response and treadwear.

Michelin Primacy MXV4
Michelin Primacy


Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Kumho Ecsta 4X
Kumho Ecsta



Comments on What are Some of the Best MAZDA3 All-Season Tires?

Monday, February 27, 2012 by CDS:
In between the comfort-oriented MXV4 and the ultra-performance-oriented RE970AS is the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S V-rated. I find it is a great choice on the Mazda3. Sporty enough while being reasonably comfortable and quiet. Hits the sweet spot for me.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 by Nick Osgood:
I have a Mazda3 which came with factory basic tires (Tundra) on 16" alloy rims. I don`t want to be doing the usual rim and tire changing each season for snow tires. So please recommend a good brand of all seasons suitable when the average snow fall happens here in S.W.Ontario.Canada
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Nick. I would still suggest either one of the tires mentioned above. They are all very good all season tires and my first choice would be the Michelin Primacy MXV4. Hope this helps.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by Tyler:
In dire need to replace my OEM tires. Looking at the new Bridgestone Serenity Plus (however, no reviews on them yet). Grand Touring fine for this car versus Performance? Why is the Michelin Primacy MXV4 rated low on here from users?
Thursday, February 28, 2013 by steve:
A Grand Touring tire like the Serenity is a great tire and would also do just fine on a Mazda. I'm not sure what you mean by a low rating on the Primacy, it is currenty ranked number one in survey results.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by KMC:
I'm interested in the Primacy MXV4, as you suggest. However, when I use this site to select it, I am told it does not fit my car (205/50VR/17). Help please!
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Steve:
They only make the Primacy in the factory 16" size. For the 17" size I would suggest the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus as an alternative. Hope this helps.
Monday, September 23, 2013 by VDJ:
I currently have the hankook 205/50R17 V4 ES tires on my Mazda 3, however they were quit often and I find I am replacing them more than I can afford to. I was thinking of changing to the Hankook optimo 4s but I'm not sure what the difference in driving the vehicle would be? Also I do a lot of driving and I heard that the optimo's wear is longer than the ones I currently have. Help please?
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Steve:
The Opitmo will likely last a little bit longer, but not much. They are more of a Touring tire, so they won't have as good of responsiveness as the V4. Hope this helps.
Saturday, November 9, 2013 by HSK:
between the serenity plus and the kumho Ecsta 4X, which one would you go for a person that drives less than 5k miles a yr?
Saturday, November 23, 2013 by steve:
If you don't drive that many miles then the Kumho will be just fine. It has a 40k mile tread life warranty, so that will last you several years.
Saturday, February 15, 2014 by Maggie:
My son needs to get new tires for all season around town driving of 2007 Mazda 3. Needs safety and economical. Suggestions 205/50/17
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
The Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology is highly rated and your best choice.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 by Chloe :
I put a lot of miles on my mazda 3, what would be the tire that would go good in all weather conditions and long tread life? I was thinking the mxv4 sounds promising?
Monday, March 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Chloe, What year is your vehicle and what size are you currently running? This will help us narrow down choices for you.

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