Best Tires for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

Thursday, November 17, 2011 by Steve Huffman
Back in August we traded my wife's Nissan Murano for a Hyundai Santa Fe. While it isn't necessarily an upgrade, the new vehicle provides an improvement in MPG. The 2011 Santa Fe comes equipped with the Kumho Solus KL21, in the 235/65R-17 size. This Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire is not a bad O.E. selection, however it didn't perform so well during our first snow of the season. The next day my wife insisted on a set of dedicated winter / snow tires and gave me the duty of finding nothing but the best for her new ride.

After careful research and from past experience, I chose the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 as the new set of Hyundai tires for her Santa Fe. When the Charger tires on my Dodge needed to be replaced with a new set of winter / snow tires, I also chose Blizzaks and absolutely love them. We get a ton of lake effect snow in this part of the country and living out in the country, it may be a few days before we see a snow plow. That meant we had to go with the best tire that could handle the worst conditions.

If you're wondering what the best all-season tire would be for this application, I would recommend the Michelin Primacy MXV4 or the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. Both are very quiet and offer a comfortable ride with great all-season traction.

Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
Bridgestone Blizzak
DM-V1
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Michelin Primacy
MXV4
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

And with winter almost here, take a look at our selection of winter / snow tires that will help you navigate through winter's toughest conditions.

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