Best Tires for a Honda Odyssey

Many Honda Odyssey owners want a tire that has long treadlife, good traction and a quiet ride. When looking for tires that work best for your Odyssey, it's important to remember that different trim levels and model years use different tire sizes, therefore you'll want to verify what size your vehicle uses first. Consider the following options when it comes...  Read More

Continental's Best Tire for Your SUV is the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

With larger SUVs still in high demand, tire manufacturers continue to fine tune their lines to offer quiet and comfortable options, but now with an added improvement in fuel economy. In an effort to minimize the pain most SUV owners feel at the gas pump, Continental has integrated their EcoPlus Technology found in the ProContact passenger car tire into the popular CrossContact LX SUV and light truck model to give us the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology uses an all-season tread compound and a symmetric tread design to combine precise steering response with reduced tread noise and good ride comfort. Continental’s Traction Grooves promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow grip in wintry conditions. All these benefits combine with a focus on fuel efficiency to create a winning package! With just over one million miles reported, our customers have rated the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology near the top of the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category with a high number of favorable reviews, too. In our most recent test, the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology proved to be the best with a superior rating for handling and traction, especially in wet conditions. For a complete recap of our testing, read "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."   Read More

Are Yokohama Tires Good?

Yokohama has been around for many years and makes very good options to fulfill your tire replacement needs. In the Max Performance Summer category, they recently introduced the ADVAN Sport V105. It's developed for the drivers of high-powered sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans who want an increase in agile handling with a more comfortable...  Read More

Introducing the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Released for the 2013 season, Hankook has unveiled their new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire, the Ventus S1 noble2. The tire is very popular as it's offered in many sizes, ranging from 16" all the way up to 20". This asymmetric all-season tire features a UTQG rating of 500 AA A, which is excellent for this category. It's also offered with a...  Read More

New Extreme Performance Summer Tires for 2013

2013 is a great year for enthusiasts of high performance cars looking for street tires that are trackable. This year we are excited to offer three new Extreme Performance Summer tires. These tires primary focus is going to be on extreme dry grip for spirited or competitive driving such as autocrossing. We can't wait to get a chance to test them at our...  Read More

Hankook's Newest Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire: Ventus S1 noble2

Hankook has started to release their latest entry into the Ultra High Performance All-Season category, the Ventus S1 noble2. Developed for the drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans, the tire is being released in a myriad of sizes and wheel diameters. This includes sizes between 16" and 20" diameters and widths ranging from 205mm up to...  Read More

New Top Contender in Extreme Performance Summer Category: Introducing the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

BFGoodrich's g-Force Rival was developed to fill the void between the Ultra High Performance Summer g-Force Sport COMP-2 and the Dry Racetrack & Autocross Only g-Force R1. Many autocross and road race drivers, as well as performance enthusiasts needed a tire with higher grip and better trackability than the g-Force Sport COMP-2. Alternatively, the same...  Read More

If You Liked the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec Then Check Out the New Dunlop Direzza ZII

The Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec has become a staple among autocross and performance enthusiasts. Many were disappointed to hear it had been discontinued. Dunlop has launched the newest version of their highly successful Extreme Performance Summer tire, the Direzza ZII. It's designed for enthusiasts who demand race tire-like traction for street use,...  Read More

Best Tires for the Toyota Highlander

Since its introduction in the United States in 2001, the Toyota Highlander has been a popular luxury SUV/CUV. The second generation of the vehicle was introduced in 2008 and has continued to be a great choice for many drivers. Given the popularity of the Toyota Highlander, I'm often asked about what replacement tires are best for the vehicle. Below are my...  Read More

Introducing the New Dunlop Direzza ZII

New for 2013, Dunlop has released their latest Extreme Performance Summer tire, the Direzza ZII. This tire is replacing the ever popular Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec. Testing of this tire is scheduled for spring, but from our time with the tire during our introductory track drive, we saw the tire offer better dry traction than its predecessor. From the initial...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

My 2008 Ford Escape came with Cross Terrains. I liked them and wanted to replace with them, but not at their current price. My dealer suggested these Firestones which matched all-season specs of OE, and at the low promotional price I couldn't pass it up. I've only got 1600 miles on them and no serious rain or any winter driving yet, but I like them. They are...  Read More

Looking for The Best Tires for Your Toyota Camry?

The Toyota Camry has been one of America's best-selling sedans for many years. It's very practical, fuel efficient and dependable. Many owners keep them for a long period of time, thus requiring them to likely have to replace the tires at some point. If you're looking for the best all-season tires, two that'll last long and provide a smooth and comfortable...  Read More

Best Tire Options for Tahoes, Yukons and Escalades

General Motors' best-selling full-size SUVs are all based from the same platform. These vehicles include the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and the Cadillac Escalade. There are many basic similarities between these three vehicles, including tires. The current generation of these three SUVs either came with a 17", 18" or 20" tire. Given the popularity of these...  Read More

Best Tires for a Toyota Prius

Given today's record-setting gas prices, the Toyota Prius has become the standard in hybrid vehicles. They're dependable, sporty and most drivers hold on to them for many years. Choosing the right tire will help keep your Prius rolling for miles to come. What's the best tire for you? Well that all depends on what you're looking for. The following options are...  Read More

Michelin Defender: Long Miles, Good Fuel Economy and Excellent Reviews

During our recent test of the Michelin Defender, I came away impressed with how the tire performed. Driving in wet conditions on our test track, I found the steering and cornering response to be very crisp. The IntelliSipe Technology helps provide a connected feel to the road and also the additional biting edges enhance all-season traction in rain and light...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.62 2006 Lincoln Mark LT 4x4More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 25,000 Location:...  Read More

Information About Rebates and Promotions

Tire manufacturers often use rebates to help attract buyers to their brand. Tire Rack participates in these special offers when possible. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive regarding rebates and promotions:Q: Does the tire I want have a rebate available? Products that have a rebate or special offer will generally be noted right...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin HydroEdge with Green X

I bought these tires for their promoted wet weather traction capabilities. I wasn't sure about the directional tread design though. The van had the Goodyear version of this tire before that were worn out. They preformed well when new and I've not had any major problems. One rear tire was replaced early on with a new one when it blew out the side wall after...  Read More

UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?

Often, I receive calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQGtreadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest lasting all-season tires, are nothing more than a...  Read More

Goodbye, Michelin Harmony and HydroEdge with Green X. Hello, Michelin Defender.

Are you happy with your set of Michelin Harmony or Michelin HydroEdge with Green X tires? Ready for another set but having trouble finding your size? Don't worry, the Michelin Man has got your back. He's been hard at work making some good tires even better. After many hours of engineering and testing, it's time to say hello to the new Michelin Defender. The D...  Read More