Tire Rack's Best Tires for the Honda Odyssey

Monday, May 7, 2012 by Steve Huffman

For over a decade, the Honda Odyssey has been one of America's top selling minivans. With its good looks, spacious interior and Honda's reliability, the Odyssey has logged millions of miles on U.S. roads. Along for the ride are some very good choices of tires, including the most common size of 235/65R16.
 

Having spoken with hundreds of Odyssey owners and having made several more recommendations, I've found three tires that have been solid choices.


Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTredTouring
Continental CrossContact LX20
Continental CrossContact
LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Hankook Optimo H727
Hankook Optimo
H727


My favorite option is the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. This tire is one on the best riding tires I have ever driven on. Period. It offers the qualities most drivers are looking for in a tire: very smooth, quiet, great all-season traction and will last a long time.
 

Next, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is an ecologically friendly tire that's designed to enhance driving pleasure, save fuel and maintain grip while on wet surfaces. Technically, the tire is marketed as a Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire, but works just as well on the Honda Odyssey. This tire is also very comfortable and offers excellent traction. The difference with this tire is its low rolling resistance technology that provides drivers with a little better fuel economy.
 

When in comes to a value option, I prefer the Hankook Optimo H727. This tire offers good all-season traction and reasonable ride manners. It's developed to deliver a premium appearance and long wear along with dry, wet and wintertime traction, even in light snow. Optimo H727 tires also come with a 100,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Do you need additional help with selecting your new tires? Then visit our Tire Decision Guide to see which performance category best suits your driving needs.

Comments on Tire Rack's Best Tires for the Honda Odyssey

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by JB:
We've had the Optimo H727 on a 2007 Odyssey EXL for a few years and I have to say, living in the Northwest, this is not the tire to have. In wet weather (It rains here occasionally) you have to be extremely light on the gas. It's so bad you can't pull into traffic or accelerate from a light without the tires breaking loose and the VSA engaging. No issues with hydroplaning though.

The ride is a bit soft and responsiveness is less than the OEM Michelins. Wear and snow traction are better than the OEM Michelins but not impressive. All in all, I will be looking for a different tire when it's time to replace these.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Jason:
looking to put wheels and tires on our new 13 odyssey, what is the biggest tire set up I can put on, looking to fill in the wheel well gap with out lowering the minivan, right now looking at possible enkei 20inch VSX with some 235/55r20, thanks for your help
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by steve:
Hi Jason,
I'm not so sure that tire size would fit. It seems it would be a little too tall. The only 20" we recommend is a 245-45-20.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 by Mike:
What do you think of the Firestone Affinity Touring tires?
Friday, June 28, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Mike,
The Affinity Touring really has below average traction, especially in the winter. They are not exactly the quietest tires in the world either. There are a lot better tires out there.
Friday, July 19, 2013 by John Walter:
Greetings,
I own a 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L. Can my rims accomodate a larger tire (235/65-17 or 18 vs 16) and if so,how will handling,wear,gas mileage,road noise, etc. be affected? Can a wider tire be used to optimize any of the above criteria?
Thanks,
John Walter
Thursday, September 5, 2013 by Michael:
Looking for recommendations for new tires for our 2011 Honda Odyssey. Our vehicle transports 4 kids between the ages of 4 and 2 everyday so safety is my top concern. Living in the Northeast with winter approaching so they need to be good in the snow, sleet, etc. Thanks.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Michael,
For the best tire that focuses on winter traction, I would suggest the Continental CrossContact LX20
Monday, October 14, 2013 by David:
What about the Michelin Defender? It seems highly rated, but I'm seeing some debate about the Odyssey being too heavy for it. I live in Toronto and use dedicated snows for the winter. My needs are balanced (comfort, decent handling, good traction). Are CrossContacts a better choice than Defenders?
Thursday, October 17, 2013 by steve:
Hi David,
The Michelin Defender is a very capable tire. It would have comparable ride comfort and traction as the LX20. However, the Continental will have better handling, therefore I would continue to suggest the LX20 for you. The only advantage to the Michelin would be a longer treadlife. Hope this helps.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 by Jan Whitford:
Can I put 235/65R16 tires on my 2001 Odyssey to replace the old 215/35R16's?
Thanks
Friday, October 25, 2013 by steve:
Hi Jan,
Sorry, but that size will be too big. It would likely rub somewhere.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Scott:
I live in the upper midwest and debating on getting winter tires or all season tires for my 2007 Odyssey. Is a winter that much better than an all season tire?
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Scott,
Even the best all season tire, would never do as well as the worst winter tire. It's hard to describe how well they work, but my experience has been, once you use a winter tire, you'll never go back to an all season.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Dave:
I have a 2012 odyssey that has been converted for a wheelchair in the back. I am regularly carrying my son in his 350lbs power chair. I live in northern IL and am looking for a good all season tire. the size is 235/65/17. I am currently running the tires that came with the car. They are horrible in my opinion. I want more traction in the rain and snow without having to splurge for a whole set just for the winter.
Monday, November 18, 2013 by Keith:
I own a 2004 Odyssey, and despite best efforts, can't seem to find an answer to my query: I have 4 245/65R17 winters - will they fit my 2004 Odyssey? Many thanks.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 by steve:
Hi Dave,
One of the best all-season tires, especially for winter, would be the Goodyear Assurance CS Tripletred.
Hope this helps.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Keith,
That size is probably too big and will likely rub somewhere.
Monday, November 25, 2013 by AM:
I have a 2003 Odyssey and need a good dedicated winter tire - not a good all seaon - any recommendations? Thanks
Monday, November 25, 2013 by steve lodahl:
I bought Hankook Optimo for my 2007 ODY EX partly because of favorable comments on Tire Rack. Worst mistake I ever made. Terrible whining noise from new. 4 wheel alignments and 1 wheel bearing replacement (not needed) later, they are being replaced. Don't know with what yet but Michelin Defender gets top rank. Sorry Hankook. Maybe a got a bad set?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Steve:
Hi AM,
Best winter tire for the Odyssey is the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70.
Hope this helps.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Myra:
Time to replace tires on my '08 Honda Odyssey EX. The Yokohama's I have now are SO LOUD. A quiet tire is at the top of my list. What's your opinion of Assurance TripleTred All-Season? Thank you!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
While the Assurance TripleTred is rated number one is our survey, its noise comfort rating isn't great. Take a look at the General AltiMAX RT43 as it's offered at a great price and the survey information is looking for a relatively new tire.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Laurie:
Have a 2007 Honda Odyssey Touring edition. Purchased Bridgestone Blizzaks snow tires this past winter and and LOVE them, especially with the horrible winter we had hear in the Northeast. Looking to pull my snow tires off now & unsure what to replace them with for summer ?? Any suggestions......thanks
Monday, April 7, 2014 by Andy:
Would the Michelin LTX m/s2 work on a 2010 Honda Odyssey? I've read that they are excellent all season tires with above average ratings for traction (wet, dry, snow, ice) and also have a very long life span. I've also read that they are a quiet, smooth riding tire. I understand that they are intended to be/considered a light truck/SUV tire, but I'm just curious if they would work on my minivan.
Monday, April 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
As we do not know what size you're currently running on your vehicle as the M/S2 doesn't come in the stock size option, we can still say that this tire will work fine with for your minivan.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by fred:
Have a 2012 Odyssey with 235 60 R18 wheels. Between Michelin Primacy MXV4 and the Goodyear Assurance - which would offer the best comfortable riding / handling tradeoff? Thanks!
Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
The Michelin Primacy MXV4 is rated higher in both areas compared to the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults/surveydisplay.jsp?type=GTAS&affiliate=TZ4
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Chelsea:
I have a 2012 Odyssey EX and need to get new tires. We live in Central Florida, so something spectacular in the rain is a must as I drive 60+ miles a day with 3 young kids in the van. What options would you recommend? Thanks!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
The General AltiMAX RT43 and Firestone Precision Touring are two top-rated options. Both are at a great price-point and would be good tires for your Odyssey.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by Tony:
I have an '07 odyssey and I'm going to buy firestone winterforce UV tires. What is your opinion on these tires?
Thanks
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
The tire has an aggressive winter tread design that does well in deeper snow and sloppy slush.It’s not as good on ice as some of the soft compound winter tires but overall a nice improvement over any all-season tire.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Christine Swift:
235/65R16 are the size tires for my 2005 Odyssey. I currently have Bridgestone Turanza EL42's which were rated very well when purchased. I am looking for a great replacement all weather vehicle. We currently live in the PNW with tons of rain and are moving to Germny for three years, where the weather is very similar. Not sure what works best.
Friday, June 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Two of our best tires for the Honda Odyssey include the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring and Michelin Defender. Both are long lasting, nice riding tires with great all-season traction. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire-brand.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Lisa:
Need new tires for my 2012 Odyssey EX-L. Came with some type of Michelin that will cost about $830 to replace with the exact same. Don't feel that strongly about having the same again. Can you recommend another decent and maybe less expensive tire? Thanks!
Monday, July 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Take a look at the General AltiMAX RT43. It's a great option for the money and is currently ranked first in our survey results. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=HQ5
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Chris:
Got the Michelin Defenders 20K miles ago and they already need to be replaced. They were not good when starting on wet pavement so I will not be getting these again, nor would I recommend them. Will be looking for something different to replace them.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Joy :
Hi! I don't know anything about tires. I need to buy new ones ASAP for my 2011 Honda Odyssey EX. We live in Eastern NC and travel a lot between MD and SC in the summers. We are moving to Colorado Springs next summer, so I'm not sure what tires to get. Do I get all season tires now and special winter ones for winter in CO? If I can't afford that, do I just get the winter ones now or will all-season be ok in Colorado Springs? Currently have the Michelin P235/65R17. Thanks for your help!
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Joy, a dedicated winter tire, such as the Bridgestone Blizzak, would probably be best for Colorado winters. However, if you are strictly looking at all-season tires for year-round use, take a look at the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring or Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/conti/continental-tires.jsp?affiliate=TZ4
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by David:
We just bought a 2007 Honda Odyssey EX and I will need to buy winter tires for the fall. I would love to buy the General Arctic Altimax as I bought those for my subaru a couple years ago and they are amazing! When I search on your website they don't come up as a winter tire option in the 235 65 16 size. Is there a way to get them in that size? Also, I put the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology on our Subaru this past spring and it is a great tire. I plan to buy a set for our Odyssey next spring! Thanks!.
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
David, while General does not supply the tire in a 235/65R16, they do make it in a 225/70R16 for $86/ea. This is another popular size that we guarantee as a fitment for your Odyssey. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Altimax+Arctic&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=27QR6AMAXA&tab=Sizes&affiliate=BF7 -- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, September 22, 2014 by Marq:
I have a 2011 Odyssey and we just moved to NV from NY so I'm not sure if that changes what tires I should get. Any suggestions?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Cee Lee:
I just bought 2012 odyssey EX with 235/65/17 on it(all season) and I have 235/60/18 winter tires and rims together from old vehicle(2010 santa fe). Is 235/60/18 fits on odyssey? Found Odyssey touring model has 235/60/18 as option as well.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Marq, given your new climate, I would recommend focusing on a tire with good all-season traction. One of the most popular options currently offered is the General Altimax RT43. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Monday, September 29, 2014 by April:
I have had 2 or 3 sets of Michelin on my 2006 Odyssey EX-L. 50,000 mile tires only making it 25,000 before they need to be replaced due to the tread on the outside edges. I live in Dallas, travel to Louisiana often. I to have them rotated, aligned and balanced at every oil change. Suggestions on a better tire?
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Cee Lee, currently the highest rated tire by consumers is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Continental&tireModel=CrossContact+LX20+with+EcoPlus+Technology&affiliate=BF7
Friday, October 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
April, Odyssey vans are known to eat tires. However, a popular pick recently has been the General AltiMAX RT43. It tends to wear well compared to many touring tires and is available in your size. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AltiMAX+RT43+%28T-Speed+Rated%29&affiliate=BF7
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Justin:
Hello. I have winter tires 235 70 R16 with rims (5 lug, 120mm, high positive offset). Will these fit on my 2007 Honda Odyssey? The tires on there now are 235 65 R16.
Thanks.
Friday, October 10, 2014 by Andrew:
I have 2006 Odyssey. Which 18" tallest tire sizes will fit it? Please provide few of the tallest sizes.
Friday, October 24, 2014 by Travis:
We have a 2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L. The tires have the original from manufactures tires on them (Michelin Primacy MXV4). These tires are ok as they are quiet on the highway, but they are not good at all in the snow (Live in the Northeast). Trying to decide between a aggressive all season, or just to run snow tires all the time. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Travis, the Michelin Primacy MXV4 has always been well liked in regards to its all-season traction. If this tire has not been sufficient, you will likely benefit most from a dedicated winter tire. We do not, however, suggest that these tires be used year-round. -- marshall@tirerack.com

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